Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction To Nuclear Power by Malcolm JoyceNuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction To Nuclear Power by Malcolm Joyce

Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction To Nuclear Power

byMalcolm Joyce

Paperback | September 20, 2017

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Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction to Nuclear Powerprovides coverage of the introductory, salient principles of nuclear engineering in a comprehensive manner for those entering the profession at the end of their degree. The nuclear power industry is undergoing a renaissance because of the desire for low-carbon baseload electricity, the growing population, and environmental concerns about shale gas, so this book is a welcomed addition to the science. In addition, users will find a great deal of information on the change in the industry, along with other topical areas of interest that are uniquely covered.

Intended for undergraduate students or early postgraduate students studying nuclear engineering, this new text will also be appealing to scientifically-literate non-experts wishing to be better informed about the nuclear option'.



  • Presents a succinct and clear explanation of the key facts and concepts on how nuclear engineering power systems function and how their related fuel supply cycles operate
  • Provides full coverage of the nuclear fuel cycle, including its scientific and historical basis
  • Describes a comprehensive range of relevant reactor designs, from those that are defunct, current, and in plan/construction for the future, including SMRs and GenIV
  • Summarizes all major accidents and their impact on the industry and society
Malcolm Joyce holds a Personal Chair in Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University and was Head of Department from 2008-2015. His industrial experience includes Smith System Engineering Ltd., BNFL plc. and most recently as Technical Director of Hybrid Instruments Ltd.His area of research interest is in Nuclear Engineering including nu...
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Title:Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction To Nuclear PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 20, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081009623

ISBN - 13:9780081009628

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Table of Contents

  1. Fundamental concepts
  2. Historical context
  3. Fundamentals of radioactivity
  4. The fission process
  5. The actinides and related isotopes
  6. Moderation
  7. Cooling and thermal concepts
  8. Elementary reactor principles
  9. The reactor equation and introductory transport concepts
  10. Mainstream power reactor systems
  11. Advanced reactors and future concepts
  12. Nuclear fuel manufacture
  13. Nuclear fuel reprocessing
  14. Nuclear safety and regulation
  15. Radioactive waste management and disposal
  16. Public acceptability, cost and nuclear energy in the future