publication . Article . 2017

Dynamics and control of molten-salt breeder reactor

Vikram Singh; Matthew R. Lish; Ondřej Chvála; Belle R. Upadhyaya;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Nuclear Engineering and Technology (issn: 1738-5733, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Abstract Preliminary results of the dynamic analysis of a two-fluid molten-salt breeder reactor (MSBR) system are presented. Based on an earlier work on the preliminary dynamic model of the concept, the model presented here is nonlinear and has been revised to accurately reflect the design exemplified in ORNL-4528. A brief overview of the model followed by results from simulations performed to validate the model is presented. Simulations illustrate stable behavior of the reactor dynamics and temperature feedback effects to reactivity excursions. Stable and smooth changes at various nodal temperatures are also observed. Control strategies for molten-salt reactor ...
Subjects
free text keywords: MSBR, molten-salt, two-fluid, dynamic analysis, control, load-following, thorium, Nuclear engineering. Atomic power, TK9001-9401, Control theory, Nonlinear system, Breeder reactor, Molten salt, Engineering, business.industry, business, Nuclear engineering
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publication . Article . 2017

Dynamics and control of molten-salt breeder reactor

Vikram Singh; Matthew R. Lish; Ondřej Chvála; Belle R. Upadhyaya;