Best Reference Books – Nuclear Reactor Analysis

We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Nuclear Reactor Analysis Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

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We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Nuclear Reactor Analysis” by J J Duderstadt and L J Hamilton

Book Review: This is a very good book for beginner’s course in nuclear reactor analysis. It teaches the students the basic scientific principles of nuclear fission chain reaction and also provides a base for the application of principles to nuclear design and analysis of reactors. The book also introduces the students to fundamental principles that solidify nuclear fission chain reactions thereby providing a transition to practical nuclear reactor design. The book also establishes a close relationship between nuclear analysis of reactors and non-nuclear aspects of core analysis.

2. “Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory” by J R Lamarsh
3. “Nuclear Reactor Theory” by G I Bell and S Glasstone
4. “Nuclear Reactor Physics” by Weston M Stacey

“Nuclear Reactor Physics” Book Review: This book features both fundamental and advanced nuclear reactor physics. The applications of nuclear reactors have increased in industrial, medical, military, and research fields. The book contains basic concepts and theory of nuclear reactor physics along with complex topics based on mathematics. It can be referred to undergraduate and first-year graduate students. The content of this book is updated, revised and comprehensive. It also includes information about the latest developments.

5. “Reference Neutron Radiographs of Nuclear Reactor Fuel” by J C Domanus

“Reference Neutron Radiographs of Nuclear Reactor Fuel” Book Review: This book deals with radiography. The principles of radiography have been known for many years but its practical application in industry is not a common task. This book is a well produced piece of writing which will help in practical application of radiography in industry. It will be very helpful for the researchers of the nuclear reactors and the preceding field. The book includes topics like fuel pins, classification of neutron radiographic findings, marking of the radiographs, neutron radiography installations, references, reference neutron radiography on photographic paper etc.

6. “Nuclear Fission Reactors” by Kessler

“Nuclear Fission Reactors” Book Review: The book highlights many facts about nuclear fission reactors including its potential for development of the world and its risks. Modern world understands the importance of energy and resources. The scientific and technical facts about nuclear reactors are explained in this piece of writing. This book intends to present all the aspects of using nuclear energy. The problems, threats and the practical applications of nuclear energy are mentioned in this book.

7. “Neutron Physics for Nuclear Reactors” by Enrico Fermi

“Neutron Physics for Nuclear Reactors” Book Review: The book is basically for students, teachers and researchers working in contemporary physics, nuclear physics and engineering. It describes the fundamentals of nuclear physics and nuclear reactors. The topics like functioning, construction and operation of several different kinds of nuclear reactors are explained using physics. The book is compact and easy to read. The exercises and problems given in this book are explained in detail and are solved using simple and practical methods. The book is written very practically so that the readers can apply the given content in their respective fields.

8. “Nuclear Reactor Analysis” by S DUDERSTADT

“Nuclear Reactor Analysis” Book Review: This book is for the students and professionals who want to study, research or work in the field of nuclear physics. The basic scientific principles of nuclear fission are introduced in this book. It will lay a foundation for students who want their career in nuclear physics. It explains topics like introductory concepts of nuclear reactor analysis, the one speed diffusion model of a nuclear reactor, the multigroup diffusion method, an introduction to nuclear reactor core design in detail. The book is quite technical and practical. The readers will be well aware of the applications of nuclear reactors and will be able to use them in nuclear design and many analyses.

9. “Terrestrial Nuclear Processes” by John P Wallace

“Terrestrial Nuclear Processes” Book Review: The book includes exact details of nuclear processes, the mechanism of nuclear process, and details about the parameters that are important for calculating quantity of heat and other unknown aspects. This book contradicts many poor assumptions and theories about detection of the nuclear process. It highlights mechanical analysis of nuclear processes. This book will be helpful for the professionals and researchers related to nuclear physics and nuclear reactors.

10. “Handbook of Nuclear Engineering” by Dan Gabriel Cacuci

“Handbook of Nuclear Engineering” Book Review: This book is basically for practicing engineers, professionals and researchers of nuclear science. The book contains the latest data, discoveries and experimental techniques of nuclear science. The detailed description of data assimilation, model validation and calibration, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, fuel management and cycles, nuclear reactor types and radiation shielding is mentioned in this book. As safety and pollution are two major issues, it highlights radioactive waste disposal, safeguards and non-proliferation techniques, and fuel processing with partitioning and transmutation.

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