Virtual Presentation of Pressurized Water Reactor in Normal Operation and Accident Scenario Like the Fukushima as an Education Tool

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Author(s)

  • Chung Hei LEUNG
  • Yuet Wan LAI
  • Bing Lam LUK
  • Ching-chang CHIENG

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education and Research 2016
Pages233-240
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2016

Conference

TitleInternational Conference on Engineering Education and Research
LocationWestern Sydney University
PlaceAustralia
CitySydney
Period21 - 24 November 2016

Abstract

This paper presents how the working principles and Fukushima-like accident scenario on a pressurized water reactor is visualized. A video is created to present the interior systems and event sequence during an accident caused by tsunami. The details of nuclear power plant operation under normal operation and an accident scenario are displayed. The video is shown with the illustration of the sequence of a nuclear accident similar to the Fukushima Accident in 2011, and introduction of passive systems as the follow-up actions. Reviewed on the Fukushima accident, features such as tsunami, break-down of diesel generators and partial core melt-down are demonstrated in the video. Following the accident scenario, passive systems are introduced as safety procedures which give an insight into how a reactor responses to an accident. Even for experts in nuclear engineering or on-site staff in a nuclear power plant, it is impossible for them to
be physically present inside the system during normal operation or even accident. A virtual presentation can provide an easy and comprehensible way for the public to grasp the actual picture of a nuclear power plant. Especially after the Fukushima Accident, the safety of a nuclear power plant becomes a huge concern. It is important to illustrate the mentioned scenario to the public.
This project combined the knowledge of nuclear engineering as well as creative media production.

Research Area(s)

  • Nuclear engineering, engineering education, nuclear safety, severe nuclear accident, tsunami, station blackout

Citation Format(s)

Virtual Presentation of Pressurized Water Reactor in Normal Operation and Accident Scenario Like the Fukushima as an Education Tool. / LEUNG, Chung Hei; LAI, Yuet Wan; LAM, Miu Ling; ZHAO, Zichen; LUK, Bing Lam; CHIENG, Ching-chang; CHEN, Ting Hsuan.

Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education and Research 2016. 2016. p. 233-240.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)