Archived Versions

22.313J / 2.59J / 10.536J Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology

As taught in: Spring 2007

Flames and bubbles surround a thin wire submerged in water.

Burnout of an electrically heated steel wire upon occurrence of the boiling crisis. (Image courtesy of Prof. Buongiorno.)




Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno

Course Features

Course Description

This course covers the thermo-fluid dynamic phenomena and analysis methods for conventional and nuclear power stations. Specific topics include: kinematics and dynamics of two-phase flows; steam separation; boiling, instabilities, and critical conditions; single-channel transient analysis; multiple channels connected at plena; loop analysis including single and two-phase natural circulation; and subchannel analysis.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.