Reactor Core Monitoring

Background, Theory and Practical Applications

  • Mihály Makai
  • János Végh

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Safety First

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 3-14
  3. Methods Applicable to Determine Core Power Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 17-109
    3. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 111-129
    4. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 131-165
    5. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 167-182
    6. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 183-230
    7. Mihály Makai, János Végh
      Pages 231-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-423

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of the computerized core monitoring techniques currently employed at pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear power plants. It also offers a brief overview of the corresponding techniques at research and materials testing reactors.

The book combines detailed descriptions of the theoretical background and fundamental underlying principles as well as the practical applications of core surveillance. It not only provides numerous industrial examples to illustrate how complex computerized systems are able to support the safe operation of nuclear reactors, but also outlines some new application areas that were made possible only by state-of-the-art computing resources.

Thanks to its practical approach, it serves as a valuable and practical reference book for readers interested in the surveillance of nuclear reactors, ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate students to researchers and experts working at research reactors and nuclear power plants, as well as at nuclear regulatory authorities.


PWR and BWR nuclear power plants Nuclear reactors In-core signal processing Reconstruction of core power distribution Core anomaly detection Reactor safety Core power distribution Graphical processing unit cards Surveillance of nuclear reactors

Authors and affiliations

  • Mihály Makai
    • 1
  • János Végh
    • 2
  1. 1.BudapestHungary
  2. 2.AlkmaarThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54575-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54576-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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