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III Year B. Tech (Mechanical with specialization in Energy Engineering) - VI Semester Course: BEM 304 - CONVENTIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES – II ASSIGNMENT Answer two questions Unit I
1. Classify nuclear reactors? What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power plant? 2. Write about Indian nuclear power plants? 3. What is chain reaction? How it is maintained? What is the difference between controlled and uncontrolled chain reaction? Explain with neat sketches and with examples. 4. Write short notes on (i) Boiling water reactor (ii) Fast breeder reactor 5. What are the principles of nuclear energy? Discuss the various factors to be considered while selecting the site for nuclear power plant. 6. Write about energy from fission and fuel burn up. 7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of PWR? Compare BWR and PWR? 8. How energy from nuclear reactions comes? 9. Explain the working principle of pressurized water reactor. 10. What is meant by decay rates and half lives in nuclear power? 11. Explain the nuclear fuel. Explain with neat sketch the indirect gas cooled reactor. 12. Define nuclear fission. What is amu? 13. Explain about high temperature gas cooled reactor with a neat sketch. 14. Explain the difference between chemical and nuclear reactions. 15. What do you mean by mass defect and binding energy? 16. Describe the working principles of gas cooled reactor with neat sketch. 17. What is nuclear stability? Why are elements of higher mass number not stable? 18. Explain about liquid metal fast breeder reactor with a neat sketch. 19. What do you understand by radiation decay? What are radioisotopes?


20. Explain about pebble bed reactor with a neat sketch. 21. What do you mean by half-life? Why are half-lives regarded as ‘finger-prints’ of radioisotopes? 22. What do naturally occurring radioisotopes emit? What is K capture? 23. What are fission fragments and fission products? Explain a fission chain with...


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