The classes are held in the A1 term. A couple of the classes are scheduled in a row in the period 4 and 5 of every Wednesday from October 6 to November 17. The classes include a class for learning the nuclear power dynamics using plant simulators which is scheduled in the period 4 on November 17. The examination will be held in the period 5 on November 17. Note that the duration of a class is 90 minutes.
Classes are held online using Zoom. The link to the invitation for the Zoom online classes is shown in the bottom of this syllabus page.
Should a student has to join the online classes from abroad (outside Japan) due to the travel restrictions to Japan, such a student should report to the instructor in advance by the email to *****” (instructor’s email address).
If the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves and the faculty allows to have the face to face classes, then the instructor may request the students to attend the class in person. When such an opportunity comes, the instructor will discuss with the students if is is acceptable to all the students.
The class schedule is as follows:
-Class 1/2: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 6
-Class 3/4: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 13
-Class 5/6: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 20
-Class 7/8: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 27
-Class 9/10: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 3
Note: Class 9/10 will be held on November 3 although it is a holiday in Japan.
-Class 11/12: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 10
-Class 13/14: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 17
Note: Class 13 is the class for the exercise of nuclear power plant dynamics using the plant simulator.
The examination will be held in Class 14.
The course includes the following classes (topics).
Fundamentals of electrical engineering and electromagnetism
Fundamentals of electrical engineering and electric power transmission network
Class 3 and Class 4
Introduction of electrical equipment that includes turbine, generator, transformer, switchgear and others
Class 5 through Class 8
Introduction to power generating plants that include fossil power plant, geothermal power plant, hydro power plant, wind power plant, solar power plant, fuel cell, and nuclear power plant
Class 9 and Class10
Class 9 starts with the talk on Sep 2018 Hokkaido blackout - How it happened and recovered.
The remaining parts of Class 9 and 10 will be for the introduction of ABWR (Advanced BWR Reactor). The topics encompass the features of ABWR including major plant systems, instrumentation and control systems (I&C system), I&C engineering for high reliability, plant protection interlock, and main control room and operation consoles.
Class 11 and Class 12
Student’s presentation session:
Each student is requested to present the report (assignment).
Nuclear power plant simulator session:
Students will learn the basics of nuclear power plants based on nuclear power plant simulators. If the face to face classes are allowed, students may directly manipulate the nuclear power plant simulators on a computer available to each student in a computer classroom in the Information Education Building.
Class 14 (Examination)
Examination will be held in the Class 14 in the period 5 on Wednesday, November 17.
Please note that class dates may change when the unexpected but unavoidable conflict with the instructor’s other work schedule happens. Also, the timeline of the topics over the classes may change in accordance with the progress of the lectures. When such changes happen, they will be notified in advance.