An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control

Editors: Oka, Yoshiaki, Suzuki, Katsuo (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive textbook in the world that covers not only the fundamental theory of nuclear reactor kinetics and plant control but also the state-of-the-art practice of operation and control at actual nuclear power plants
  • Covers the major types of nuclear power plants, such as pressurized water reactors, boiling water reactors, fast breeder reactors and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors
  • Shows design and operation data for existing plants wherever possible
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Delayed Neutron and Nuclear Reactor Kinetics

    Oka, Yoshiaki

    Pages 3-8

  • Point Reactor Kinetics

    Oka, Yoshiaki

    Pages 9-22

  • Temperature Effect of Reactivity

    Oka, Yoshiaki

    Pages 23-33

  • Kinetics Parameters and Reactivity Measurement Experiments

    Oka, Yoshiaki

    Pages 35-45

  • Control System Basics and PID Control

    Suzuki, Katsuo

    Pages 49-91

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eBook $119.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54194-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control
Editors
  • Yoshiaki Oka
  • Katsuo Suzuki
Series Title
An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Authors
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54195-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54195-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54194-3
Series ISSN
2195-3708
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
109 b/w illustrations
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