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Stochastic Nonlinear Dynamics of Nuclear Power Plants: Noise Effects on Nonlinear Stability

  • J. L. Muñoz-Cobo
  • J. Sancho García

Abstract

It is well known from previous work of Bell [1] and Williams [2] that in a linear reactor model, fluctuations become very important during start-up operation with weak sources. At this point, it is important to distinguish two different types of random process which are at the origin of neutron density fluctuations: firstly we have the inherent randomness of the emission and absortion events, and secondly we have the parametric noise sources, i.e. external noise due to fluctuations in the reactor parameters.

Keywords

Equilibrium Point Large Reactor Temperature Feedback Noise Influence Local Stable Manifold 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Muñoz-Cobo
    • 1
  • J. Sancho García
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Ingeniería Química y NuclearUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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