Senior Design Projects 2015

Here is the class of 2015 and their Senior Design Projects:

Conceptual Design of a Supercritical Water Reactor

The global increase in power demand has led to the search for improved designs of nuclear reactors to meet the higher standards set by international and federal committees and to...

Design of Nuclear Power Systems for Space Applications

As humans pursue the urge to further explore the other planets within our solar system and seek to travel beyond the reaches of our solar system, a hard truth begins to emerge:...

The Long Life Self-sustaining Thorium Reactor

Thorium-232 has many advantageous properties as a reactor fuel. It is a fertile isotope that can be bred into Uranium-233, which is usable as a fissile reactor fuel. It also is more...

Design of a Radioactive Waste Acceptance Classification System

In order to properly dispose of radioactive waste, each waste container is classified based on activity concentration. The purpose of this project is to design a system or set of...

Improved Extended Storage of High Burn-Up Used Nuclear Fuel

The goal of the Improved Extended Storage of High Burn-Up Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) project is to create a better way to store the used nuclear fuel from the 61 nuclear power plants...

Design of a Neutron Flux Mapping System for the Reactor Critical Facility

Understanding the axial and radial thermal neutron flux of nuclear reactors is important for numerous reasons including fuel utilization, power generation, and safety concerns....

Radiation Shielding for Self-Powered Wireless Dual-Mode Sensor

Three Mile Island and Fukushima have both demonstrated accident situations where the pressure and temperature inside the reactor were unknown to operators. Conventional pressure...