Faculty Advisor

Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Douglas W.


This project involves a study of the inherently safe class of nuclear power plants and those evolutionary plants that exhibit safety on par with the inherently safe designs. A concise technical treatise on these reactor designs' safety systems, as well as a report on their current states of development/implementation, is presented to support conclusions made. The conclusions include a comparison among the designs, a global nuclear power market analysis, and a comparison between nuclear power and fossil fuel burning.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies