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# Parallel Processing for Nuclear Safety Simulation

## Abstract

With the advances made in computer technology, there has been much interest in the use of this technology for System Design, Reliability and Safety aspects. One general application area is in the nuclear industry. A particular problem in the nuclear industry (and other industries) is to simulate system models sufficiently fast in order to, for example, provide real-time predictive information to plant operators. However, in order that the models might represent the corresponding plants in a realistic way, these models are invariably complex. This makes simulation rather difficult and very often much slower than real-time if standard solution techniques are used together with modest present-day computer technology. Given this problem, it is clearly desirable to investigate ways of improving the simulation speed without dramatic increases in cost. In this chapter, we are concerned with the above objective. The eventual aim of the research work reported here is to investigate the application of the developed techniques to the Nuclear code RELAPV [Allidina (Editor) 1984].

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Local Problem Parallel Processing Time Level Discretisation Scheme Nuclear Industry## Preview

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