Nuclear Power Reactor Designs,
Edition 1 From History to Advances
Edited by Jun Wang, Sola Talabi and Sama Bilbao y Leon

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2023

Nuclear Power Reactor Designs: From History to Advances analyzes nuclear designs throughout history and explains how each of those has helped to shape and inform the nuclear reactor designs of today and the future. Focused on the structure, systems and relevant components of each reactor design, this book provides the readers with answers to key questions to help them understand the benefits of each design. Each reactor design is introduced, their origin defined, and the relevant research presented before an analysis of its successes, what was learned, and how research and technology advanced as a result are presented.

Students, researchers and early career engineers will gain a solid understanding of how nuclear designs have evolved, and how they will continue to develop in the future.

Key Features

  • Presents reactor designs through history to present day, focusing on key structures, systems and components
  • Provides readers with quick answers about various design principles and rationales
  • Includes new approaches such as the micro-reactor and small-modular reactors
About the author
Edited by Jun Wang, Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Sola Talabi, Principal, Pittsburgh Technical, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and Sama Bilbao y Leon, Deputy Institute Director, Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Table of Contents

1. Introduction (historical thread)
2. Early Stage Reactors
3. Graphite Reactors

4. Pressurized Water Reactors (Gen II)
5. Boiling Water Reactors (Gen II)
6. Pressurized Water Reactors (Gen III)
7. Boiling Water Reactors (Gen III)
8. Heavy Water Reactors

9. Molten Salt Reactors
10. Sodium Fast Reactors
11. Lead Fast Reactors
12. High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors
13. Gas-Cooled Reactors
14. Super Water Reactors

15. Small Modular Reactors
16. Micro Reactors

17. Accelerator Drive System Reactors
18. Fusion Reactors

Book details
ISBN: 9780323998802
Page Count: 464
Illustrations : Approx. 150 illustrations
Retail Price : £138.00
9781138492448; 9781560320791
Graduate and undergraduate students and early career engineers in nuclear power reactors, nuclear researchers and scientists, nuclear designers, nuclear regulators, Engineers and researchers seeking to learn about nuclear power reactors from other disciplines and backgrounds