Accession Number:

AD0728658

Title:

Simulation and Design of an Automatic Controller for a Fast Breeder Nuclear Reactor Power Plant.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The dynamic equations for a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Nuclear Reactor LMFBR Power Plant are derived. These nonlinear differential equations with typical design values for the system parameters are solved on a COMCOR Ci 5000 analog computer for the characteristic transients of the basic plant and the results compared with a recently proposed LMFBR design. A digital computer automatic control program is developed which uses, in addition to the ideas of derivative and proportional control, precomputed control trajectories. The digital controller design is implemented by applying FORTRAN IV programming to the XDS 9300 digital computer. The effectiveness of the strategy for the automatic controller is demonstrated by using various step changes in the load demand. A special software routine was written to automatically scale the analog computer and proved to be quite useful in improving the operating efficiency of the hybrid computer simulation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Fission Reactor Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE