3S Exercise Courses

Nuclear Non-proliferation and Security Exercise (NCL.O511)

■Master's Major Course (2 Credits); Even-Year Open (2Q Summer Intensive)

Instructors: Hiroshi SAGARA, Koichiro TAKAO, Chi Young HAN, and Guest Instructors

■Outline:

  • The goal of the course is for students to learn the important physics of nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by experiments and exercises. Students learn the fundamental of nuclear materials and radioactive materials and their material barrier, design of physical protection systems, the impact analysis of structure materials, safeguards and non-destructive assay, by lectures, numerical analysis, measuring the gamma spectrum from U samples with high to low enrichment in Tokyo Tech, and by visiting the training field and real facility outside.
  • Student also learn the decision making process of verification of non-diversion of nuclear material guided by the experts in safeguards.

■ Syllabus: Tokyo Tech OCW (Search for the Course Title)

■In-Class Scenes

(AY2018) Analysis of Structure Material against Shock-Wave of Projectile

(AY2018) Uranium Enrichment Verification

(AY2018) Practical Example Study at PP Training Field and Reprocessing Facility

Environmental Dynamics of Radioactive Material (NCL.O512)

■Master's Major Course (3 Credits); Odd-Year Open (2Q Summer Intensive)

Instructors: Chi Young HAN, Kenji TAKESHITA, Yoshihisa MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi SAGARA, and Guest Instructors

■Outline:

  • This course gives an intense immersive experience that includes calculation, comparison, and evaluation of the atmospheric dispersion of radioactive materials released by nuclear disaster such as nuclear accidents or nuclear terrorism.
  • The exercises include 1) dispersion of radioactive materials by nuclear terrorism (small-scale dispersion); calculations using a simple plume model and a fast field-portable code for emergency response, and 2) dispersion of radioactive materials by nuclear power plant accidents (large-scale dispersion); simulations using a system for prediction of environmental emergency dose information.
  • This course aims to help students quantitatively understand the characteristics of factors (meteorological condition, source term, and geographical features) influencing on the small-scale and large-scale dispersion of radioactive materials, and provide them with the immediate response capability needed to adequately respond to such nuclear disaster. Students also discuss understand the importance of immediate protection and proper evacuation.

■ Syllabus: Tokyo Tech OCW (Search for the Course Title)

■In-Class Scenes

(AY2019) Atmospheric Dispersion of Radionuclides Released by Nuclear Terrorism (HotSpot 3.1)

(AY2019) Atmospheric Dispersion of Radionuclides Released by Nuclear Accidents (WSPEEDI-2.1)

Nuclear Disaster Response Exercise (NCL.O509)

■Master's Major Course (2 Credits); Odd-Year Open (4Q Spring Intensive)

■Instructors: Hiroshige KIKURA, Chi Young HAN, Hideharu TAKAHASHI, and Guest Instructors

■Outline:

  • This course is a simulation exercise course to have students practice simulation of transient events, design-basis accidents, and severe accidents of boiling water reactor using a plant simulator on the common principles of nuclear safety and nuclear security. The simulation familiarizes students with the major systems related to the safety of nuclear power plants so they can experience and understand the accident response.
  • The class lectures provide the overview of the severe accident phenomena that threaten the integrity of the reactor containment vessel in consideration of both nuclear safety and security. Students learn about the severe accident analysis code after understanding the outline of severe accident analysis using its simple method. Students further understand the progression analysis results of the Fukushima accident.
  • The simulation exercises give an intense immersive experience that includes topics such as reactor power control, turbine system control, reactor scram, and similar accidents as occurred at Fukushima (station blackout and reactor water injection failure).

■ Syllabus: Tokyo Tech OCW (Search for the Course Title)

Radiation Disaster Response Exercise (NCL.O605)

■Doctoral Major Course (2 Credits); Even-Year Open (4Q Spring Intensive)

Instructors: Tatsuya KATABUCHI, Chi Young HAN, Satoshi CHIBA, Hiroshi SAGARA, Craig MARIANNO (TAMU), and Sunil S. CHIRAYATH (TAMU)

■Outline:

  • This course gives an intense immersive experience that includes planning and implementing detection, verification, and retrieval of unknown nuclear or radioactive materials as radiological emergency responders assuming hypothetical radiation disasters caused by nuclear security events, developed in cooperation with TAMU (Texas A&M Univ.). Firstly, at Tokyo Tech, students practice “Radiation Detectors and Measurement” to learn the principles of radiation detectors and how to measure radiation. In TAMU, the students perform "Uranium Enrichment Determination", "Radioactive Material Locating in Building", and "Radiological Emergency Response" exercises, using TAMU’s nuclear security and safeguards facilities and the Disaster City training compound (real rubble piles, structural collapse, railroads and cars, etc.).
  • This course aims to provide students with the emergency response and crisis management capability needed to adequately respond to radiation disasters caused by nuclear security events (sabotage, theft, RDD, etc.). In addition, students acquire experiences such as teamwork and communication that are important for disaster response.

■ Syllabus: Tokyo Tech OCW (Search for the Course Title)

■In-Class Scenes

(AY2018) Radiological Emergency Response @ Disaster City

  Scenario and Missions:

  • An Industrial Park Destroyed by an Earthquake
  • A Building in the Park Containing Radioactive Materials; No Information
  • First Responders Not Allowed to Enter the Area until the Radioactive Materials Accounted for
  • As Radiological Responders, Students Missioned to Locate, Identify, and Retrieve the Materials

(AY2018) U Enrichment Determination / Radioactive Material Locating @ TAMU

(AY2018) Certificate

https://nsspi.tamu.edu/nsspi-hosts-radiation-disaster-response-exercise-for-tokyo-institute-of-technology