Accession Number:

AD0756569

Title:

Stability Analysis of Nuclear Reactors Using Liapunov's Second Method.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Any change in neutronic properties in a reactor operating at steady state will result in a change in the equilibrium neutron flux and hence, the power of the reactor. A main cause for a change in neutronic properties is the high temperature attained in a reactor, which produces a feedback in the reactor operation. The response of the reactor to a particular feedback is analyzed by using Liapunovs Second Method to specify stability regimes. Both, the point-kinetics model and the distributed parameters system are analyzed. Data from a typical thermal and fast reactors is used to specifically determine the stability domains. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fission Reactor Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE