Modeling and identification of a Nuclear reactor with temperature dependent reactivity

Csaba Fazekas, Attila Gabor, K. Hangos

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Abstract

A simple dynamic model of a nuclear reactor with temperature dependent reactivity and six groups of neutron emitting nuclei is developed in this paper based on first engineering principles. The proposed model contains the possible minimal number of differential equations and it is capable of describing important dynamic phenomena such as load change transients between day and night periods. Because the model is nonlinear in its parameters, an optimization-based parameter estimation procedure has been applied by using the Nelder-Mead algorithm and measured data from the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. The estimated parameter values fall into physically meaningful ranges and the response of the constructed reactor model shows a good fit to the measurement data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 European Control Conference, ECC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3509-3514
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783952417393
Publication statusPublished - márc. 26 2014
Event2009 10th European Control Conference, ECC 2009 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: aug. 23 2009aug. 26 2009

Other

Other2009 10th European Control Conference, ECC 2009
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period8/23/098/26/09

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  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Fazekas, C., Gabor, A., & Hangos, K. (2014). Modeling and identification of a Nuclear reactor with temperature dependent reactivity. In 2009 European Control Conference, ECC 2009 (pp. 3509-3514). [7074943] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..