Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulic Systems provides a comprehensive approach to nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics, reflecting the latest technologies, reactor designs, and safety considerations. The text makes extensive use of color images, internet links, computer graphics, and other innovative techniques to explore nuclear power plant design and operation. Key fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and nuclear engineering concepts are carefully explained, and supported with worked examples, tables, and graphics. Intended for use in one or two semester courses, the text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. A complete Solutions Manual is available for professors adopting the text.

chapter 1|36 pages

Nuclear Power in the World Today

chapter 2|32 pages

The Pressurized Water Reactor

chapter 3|26 pages

The Boiling Water Reactor

chapter 6|42 pages

The Laws of Thermodynamics

chapter 9|38 pages

Reactor Thermal Cycles

chapter 10|48 pages

The Laws of Nuclear Heat Transfer

chapter 11|62 pages

Heat Removal from Nuclear Fuel Rods

chapter 12|24 pages

Time-Dependent Nuclear Heat Transfer

chapter 13|30 pages

Nuclear Reactor Fluid Mechanics

chapter 14|39 pages

Fluid Statics and Fluid Dynamics

chapter 16|37 pages

Single-Phase Flow in Nuclear Power Plants

chapter 17|42 pages

Laminar and Turbulent Flows with Friction

chapter 18|45 pages

Core and Fuel Assembly Fluid Flow

chapter 22|32 pages

Natural Convection in Nuclear Power Plants

chapter 24|34 pages

Two-Phase Nuclear Heat Transfer

chapter 26|38 pages

Core Temperature Fields

chapter 30|24 pages

Reactor Accidents, DBAs, and LOCAs

chapter 32|28 pages

Containment Buildings and Their Function