The Soviet Journal of Atomic Energy

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 630–635 | Cite as

The problem of stability of nuclear power plants

  • A. S. Kochenov


This article presents an investigation of the stability of nuclear power plants, consisting of an aqueous reactor with a negative temperature coefficient of reactivity, a steam generator producing saturated steam, and a turbine. It is assumed that the system has only two regulators: a throttling regulator before the turbine and a regulator for maintaining a constant water level in the steam generator.

One-group kinetics equations are used and a single group of delayed neutrons is considered. The investigation was performed for small excitation parameters. Nonlinear equations are linearized. Conclusions with respect to plant stability are given.


Steam Water Level Power Plant Nonlinear Equation Kinetics Equation 
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