Modeling and Control of a Large Nuclear Reactor

A Three-Time-Scale Approach

  • S R Shimjith
  • A P Tiwari
  • B Bandyopadhyay

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 431)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 1-15
  3. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 17-60
  4. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 61-77
  5. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 79-100
  6. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 101-114
  7. S. Shimjith, A. Tiwari, B. Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 115-130
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Control analysis and design of large nuclear reactors requires a suitable mathematical model representing the steady state and dynamic behavior of the reactor with reasonable accuracy. This task is, however, quite challenging because of several complex dynamic phenomena existing in a reactor. Quite often, the models developed would be of prohibitively large order, non-linear and of complex structure not readily amenable for control studies. Moreover, the existence of simultaneously occurring dynamic variations at different speeds makes the mathematical model susceptible to numerical ill-conditioning, inhibiting direct application of standard control techniques. This monograph introduces a technique for mathematical modeling of large nuclear reactors in the framework of multi-point kinetics, to obtain a comparatively smaller order model in standard state space form thus overcoming these difficulties. It further brings in innovative methods for controller design for systems exhibiting multi-time-scale property, with emphasis on three-time-scale systems.


Multi-Point Kinetics Model Nuclear Reactor Control Spcae-Time Kinetics Three-Time-Scale Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • S R Shimjith
    • 1
  • A P Tiwari
    • 2
  • B Bandyopadhyay
    • 3
  1. 1.Bhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Bhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3., IDP in Systems and Control Engg.IIT BombayMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30588-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30589-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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