Basic Thermal-Hydraulics Experiments for Nuclear Engineering Students
Posted by Syeilendra Pramuditya on September 28, 2012
During last spring semester, I worked as a teaching assistant (TA) for my department, my job was to teach new Japanese master students about some thermal-hydraulics experiments. I thought them the procedures of doing experiments, how to run some apparatuses, how to use some data acquisition equipments , some practical techniques, and most importantly safety aspect related to each of the experiments.
The activity was conducted once a week, every Wednesday morning from 9.00 to 12.15 noon. So every Tuesday I was also responsible to ensure that all the equipments, tools, and apparatuses were ready for the activity the next day.
There was also a Japanese senior technician (Matsui-san) working with me to prepare some materials such as heater pin samples and orifice for flow measurement.
The monthly salary was not so bad, about 10% of that of an assistant professor here :). Since we the TAs received the money, the department asked us to report about what have we done and how was the activity going. It was just a 10-min presentation plus 10-min Q&A, attended by 7 nuclear engineering professors (Profs. Iio, Igashira, Obara, Yano, Oguri, Matsumoto, Matsuda). The professors asked some questions to me, not so difficult though. Alhamdulillah everything went well. So, below is my presentation material.