MIT 22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project, Fall 2011

In this capstone design project course, students design a nuclear reactor that generates electricity, hydrogen and biofuels. Lectures introduce each major subsystem and explore design methods, and are followed by mid-term and final student presentations. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare.

Average Course Length

20 hours

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1: Core - Nonconventional (Non-PWR/BWR) Reactors
2: Process Heat - Major Challenges
3: Hydrogen and Biofuel Production; Design Process
4: Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and House of Quality
5: Qualitative Optimization of CaC2/Acetylene Block Diagram
6: Metals and Cheeses - Uncoventional Pairings
7: Core Sub-task Presentation II
8: Hydrogen Sub-task Presentation II
9: Biofuels Sub-task Presentation II
10: Final Project Presentation