Issues and approaches in control for autonomous reactor operation [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2000.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 10 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A capability for autonomous and passively safe operation is one of the goals of the NERI funded development of Generation IV nuclear plants. An approach is described for evaluating the effect of increasing autonomy on safety margins and load behavior and for examining issues that arise with increasing autonomy and their potential impact on performance. The method provides a formal approach to the process of exploiting the innate self-regulating property of a reactor to make it less dependent on operator action and less vulnerable to automatic control system fault and/or operator error. Some preliminary results are given.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:anl/ra/cp-102419
- Other Subject(s):
- Published through SciTech Connect.
International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, Washington, DC (US), 11/13/2000--11/17/2000.
Wei, T. Y. C.; Vilim, R. B.; Khalil, H. S.
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