Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control

Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control

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Understanding time-dependent behaviors of nuclear reactors and the methods of their control is essential to the operation and safety of nuclear power plants. This book provides graduate students, researchers, and engineers in nuclear engineering comprehensive information on both the fundamental theory of nuclear reactor kinetics and control and the state-of-the-art practice in actual plants, as well as the idea of how to bridge the two. The first part focuses on understanding fundamental nuclear kinetics. It introduces delayed neutrons, fission chain reactions, point kinetics theory, reactivity feedbacks, and related measurement techniques. The second part helps readers to grasp the theories and practice of nuclear power plant control. It introduces control theory, nuclear reactor stability, and the operation and control of existing nuclear power plants such as a typical pressurized water reactor, a typical boiling water reactor, the prototype fast breeder reactor Monju, and the high-temperature gas-cooled test reactor (HTTR). Wherever possible, the design and operation data for these plants are provided.Yoshiaki Oka, Katsuo Suzuki. 550 a#39; a#39; 6 1- 525 a#39; 13 500 Reactor outlet2 sodium temperature E 475 E Main steam temperature 450 - 40506070 00:50100 Plant power [%I (to rated power) Fig. ... input with the a€œCalculator Modea€ or a€œManual Modea€ are Central calculator 1 Output command device 4a€” agt;Ialt;(setback signal) Reactor.

Title:Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control
Author:Yoshiaki Oka, Katsuo Suzuki
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-01


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