Imperial College London

DrMichaelBluck

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Nuclear Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7055m.bluck

 
 
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Location

 

658City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Tutor, Nuclear Reactor Technology. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Advanced Control. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Advanced Control. (Postgraduate)

Tutor, Nuclear Reactor Technology. (Postgraduate)

Computational Continuum Mechanics - ME3-HCCM

Aims

The course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of continuum mechanics and to demonstrate how problems in continuum mechanics can be solved using numerical techniques. Particular attention is paid to the theory and implementation of the finite element method. The course provides the theoretical basis for Masters level courses on applications of finite element methods (FEAA) and finite volume method (CFD) and is a companion course to ME3 Fluid Mechanics (FMX) and ME3 Stress Analysis (SAN).

ECTS units:    6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

Role

Associate Course Leader

Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics - ME4-MNUTH

Aims

To provide a good working knowledge of turbulent flow and heat transfer in both single-phase and two-phase systems within nuclear reactors.

 

ECTS units:  7   
Contributing to Course Elements: 7 to ME4-mLCTVS Electives

Role

Associate Course Leader

Literature Research Project - ME3-HLTR

Aims

  • To develop efficient use of the extensive facilities available for research on a given subject
  • To develop a critical attitude to information sources, an ethical attitude to attributing them and a systematic method for citing them
  • To stimulate interest in a given engineering-related, technical subject by studying it in depth.

ECTS units:  4   
Contributing to Course Elements: 4 to ME3-hCW Coursework

Role

Associate Course Leader

Advanced Control - ME4-MCNTL

Aims

The principal aim of the course is to give students understanding and working knowledge of modelling, analysis and design methods in relation to continuous and discrete control systems. Introduction to state variable analysis is also provided. It is assumed that the students have some knowledge of classical control theory, including frequency response methods and complex frequency methods. A level of understanding of linear algebra is also assumed. Part of the timetabled lecture periods is dedicated to solving the tutorial examples with the aim of highlighting the more subtle aspects of the material presented in the lectures.

ECTS units:  7   
Contributing to Course Elements: 7 to ME4-mLCTVS Electives

Role

Associate Course Leader

Introduction to Nuclear Energy - ME3-HNUCN

Aims

  • To provide a basic introduction to the engineering, safety, and socio-economic context of nuclear energy.

ECTS units:  6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

 

Role

Associate Course Leader

Nuclear Reactor Physics - ME4-MNURP

Aims

To provide an introduction to the reactor physics of nuclear reactors.

 

ECTS units:  7   
Contributing to Course Elements: 7 to ME4-mLCTVS Electives

Role

Associate Course Leader

Mathematics - ME2-HMTH

Aims

  • To ensure that all students acquire the mathematical knowledge and skills required for the second and later years of their Mechanical Engineering course.
  • To introduce statistical methods to enable experimental results to be assessed and as a basis for the optional ME3-HSTAT course unit.

ECTS units:  9   
Contributing to Course Elements:  9 to ME2-hMTH  Mathematics

Role

Course Leader