The course supply the students with the presentation of the most important concepts related to the design, construction, and operation of the main types of NP through the critical analysis of their principal features related mainly to:

  • Design and operation characteristics of LWRs (BWRs and PWRs), HWRs, Gas and HTGRs, LMFRs of the III, III+ and IV Generations, etc.
  • Main characteristics of future nuclear fusion plants.
  • Main characteristics of Gen. III NPPs for the various designs (AP1000, EPR, ATMEA-1, APWR, ABWR, ESBWR), including also VVER, Chinese, and Korean plants.
  • Critical analysis and discussion of the main features of the selected design aspects of thee considered previously mentioned NPP types with particular reference to the common safety and environmental protection characteristics.