In order to prevent infections with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Education Management Committee of the University of Tokyo decided on March 17 to implement online teaching (class) throughout the university.
The online teaching in this course officially starts on Wednesday April 22 after a couple of familiarization sessions for online class in the period 4 on Wednesday April 8 and Wednesday April 15.
A couple of the classes is scheduled in a row in the period 4 and 5 of every Wednesday from April 22 to May 20. Another class for learning the nuclear power dynamics using plant simulators is scheduled in the period 4 on Wednesday, May 27, Examination will be held in the period 2 on June 1st. The link to join the familiarization sessions and classes online is provided in the bottom of the syllabus. The class schedule is as follows:
-Familiarization session 1: Period 4 on Wednesday, April 8
-Familiarization session 2: Period 4 on Wednesday, April 15
Students are requested to get familiar with online class using Zoom (online lecture software) before the following classes start officially. A couple of familiarization sessions for online class using Zoom is provided. It is highly recommended for the students to join these sessions online if possible. Contents of session 1 and 2 are same. Students can join either or both of the sessions.
-Class 1/2: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, April 22
-Class 3/4: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, April 29
-Class 5/6: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, May 6
Note that Class 5/6 will be held on May 6 (alternative class date) to compensate the reduced number of classes.
-Class 7/8: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, May 13
-Class 9/10: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, May 20
-Class 11/12: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, May 27
Note that Class 12 is for the exercise of nuclear power plant dynamics using the plant simulator software.
-Examination: Period 2 on Monday, June 1.
Classes will be back to normal (face to face) teaching when the Education Management Committee of the University of Tokyo decides to do so.
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 9
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
The following topic will follow in the end of this series of the classes:
Sep 2018 Hokkaido blackout - How it happened and recovered.
Class 9 and Class11
The classes will focus on 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.
Nuclear power plant simulator:
Students will learn the basics of nuclear power plants based on nuclear power plant simulators. If possible, Student can manipulate the nuclear power plant simulators on a computer available to each student in a computer classroom in the Information Education Building.
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.