141.A20 Severe Reactor Accident Phenomena
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the physical and chemical phenomena associated with severe reactor accidents and provide an overview of the current tools for studying these phenomena.


Subject of course

1)    Reactor types and safety concepts

2)    Safety relevant phenomena of a nuclear reactor

3)    Safety studies

4)    Fuel behaviour and core failure

5)    Aerosol behaviour

6)    Iodine behaviour

7)    Hydrogen generation and risks

8)    Steam explosions

9)    Molten-core-concrete interaction (MCCI)

10)    Source term behaviour

11)    Severe reactor accidents

Teaching methods


Powerpoint- and video-supported explanation of a selected physical phenomenon, presentation of experimental investigation equipment and its simulation software

Mode of examination



  • Sdouz, Gert


Course dates

Thu12:00 - 14:0003.10.2019Seminarraum AI Physik Schwere Raktorunfälle
Thu12:00 - 14:0010.10.2019 - 23.01.2020Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Severe Reactor Accident Phenomena - Single appointments
Thu03.10.201912:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AI Physik Schwere Raktorunfälle
Thu10.10.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu17.10.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu24.10.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu07.11.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu14.11.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu28.11.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu05.12.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu12.12.201912:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu09.01.202012:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu16.01.202012:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture
Thu23.01.202012:00 - 14:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Lecture

Examination modalities

Answering special questions from three arbitrary chapters of the lecture

Course registration

Not necessary



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