141.A79 Practical course on Reactor instrumentation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, LU, 3.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
This course is evaluated following the new mode. Learn more

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise the general design of reactor instrumentation, to explain safety systems, to describe the calibration of nuclear channels, to operate the measurements of rod drop time, to explicate the processes in the compensated ionisation chamber, fission chamber and self powered detector as well as to apply the TRIGA simulation program.

Subject of course

Participants carry out eight practical exercises on:

  1. General design of reactor instrumentation
  2. Safety systems
  3. Calibration of nuclear channels
  4. Rod drop time
  5. Compensated ionization chamber
  6. Fission Chamber
  7. Self powered detector
  8. TRIGA simulation program

Teaching methods

experimentation in groups under guidance and subsequently writing an proto

Mode of examination


Additional information

3 groups maximum with 6 participants, personal registration at start of semester on the XXX  14:00, applicants who attended Reaktorphysik 1, Nucklear Engineering 1 or Reaktortechnik 2 are favoured, test at the end of practical course



Course dates

Tue14:00 - 15:0010.03.2020Hörsaal AI Preliminary Meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Protocol and test at the end of the practical course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
10.03.2020 14:00 10.03.2020 14:15

Registration modalities:

Praktikumseinteilung für drei Gruppen



Lecture notes for this course are available. bei Anmeldung

Previous knowledge

Reactor Physics, Electronics, Nuclear Technology

Preceding courses


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