ME 1004 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Questions Bank 2014

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ME 1004 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

UNIT I NUCLEAR PHYSICS

PART B [16 MARK QUESTIONS]

1. Explain the characteristics of spent nuclear fuel. [Anna Univ. Nov’07]

2. Explain the working principle with a diagram of solvent extraction equipment used in nuclear industry. [Anna Univ. Nov’07]

3. State the role of extraction in nuclear reprocessing.

4. Write a brief note on types of nuclear fuel cycle.

5. Explain the process of FLOUREX.

6. Write a short notes on the following processes for the extraction of fissile materials from spent nuclear fuel:

[i] UREX

[ii] TRUEX

[iii] MOX

[iv] PYRO

7. Explain the principle of extraction.

8. Explain the extraction of uranium and plutonium extraction form spent fuel using PUREX method.

UNIT IV NUCLEAR REACTORS

.PART B [16 MARK QUESTIONS]

1. With a neat sketch explain the boiling water reactor power plant. [Anna univ. Dec’05]

2. Write short notes on need of nuclear energy.

3. Describe the boiling water reactor with the help of neat sketch and explain its chief characteristics. [Anna Univ. Dec’07]

4. Explain with a neat sketch the indirect gas cooled reactor. [Anna Univ. Dec’05]

5. Explain the construction and working of CANDU reactor.

6. Write short notes on the following:

[i] Boiling water reactor

[ii] Fast breeder reactor. [Anna Univ. Dec’04]

7. Explain the principle of operation of a sodium graphite reactor. [Anna Univ. Apr’05]

8. Explain the principle of operation of a Lead-bismuth reactor.

9. Discuss the advancement in nuclear reactors.

10. Write short notes on reactor shielding.

UNIT V SAFETY AND DISPOSAL

PART B [16 MARK QUESTIONS]

1. Explain the criteria for nuclear safety system. [Anna Univ. Nov’07]

2. Discuss about the safety measures adopted in modern nuclear plants.

[Anna Univ. Nov’07]

3. Explain with a neat diagram the disposal of low level solid nuclear wastes.

[Anna Univ. Nov’07]

4. Explain about the effects of nuclear radiation on parts of human beings.

[Anna Univ.’07]

5. Discuss about the reasons for nuclear accidents classified based on the source.

6. Explain about the nuclear safety inspections.

7. Explain about the nature of wastes generated from each stage of nuclear fuel cycle.

8. Explain with a neat diagram the disposal of high level solid nuclear wastes.

9. Explain about the disposal of gaseous nuclear wastes with a diagram.

10. Write a short note on plutonium bomb.