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Nuclear Power

Edited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University

The world of the twenty first century is an energy consuming society. Due to increasing population and living standards, each year the world requires more energy and new efficient systems for delivering it. Furthermore, the new systems must be inherently safe and environmentally benign. These realities of today's world are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source. Today's nuclear reactors are safe and highly efficient energy systems that offer electricity and a multitude of co-generation energy products ranging from potable water to heat for industrial applications. The goal of the book is to show the current state-of-the-art in the covered technical areas as well as to demonstrate how general engineering principles and methods can be applied to nuclear power systems.

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Nuclear PowerEdited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Published: August 17th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/263

ISBN: 978-953-307-110-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5940-7

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

53017 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

40 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nuclear Power Generation as a Reasonable Option for Energy Strategies

By Tamás Katona


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2. Australia's Future Electricity Generation Technologies: Is There a Role for Nuclear Power?

By Lucas Skoufa


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3. Advanced Magnetic-Nuclear Power Systems for Reliability Demanding Applications Including Deep Space Missions

By Pavel Tsvetkov and Troy Guy


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4. Construction, Decommissioning, and Replacement of Nuclear Power Plants under Uncertainty

By Ryuta Takashima


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5. Artificial Intelligence Methods Applied to the In-Core Nuclear Fuel Management Optimization

By Anderson Meneses, Alan De Lima and Roberto Schirru


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6. Certification of Software in Safety-Critical I&C Systems of Nuclear Power Plants

By Risto Nevalainen, Juha Halminen, Hannu Harju and Mika Johansson


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7. Pressure Sensing Line Diagnostics in Nuclear Power Plants

By Kang Lin and Keith Holbert


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8. Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Risk-Informed Decision-Making

By Marko Cepin


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9. Current Status of Fire Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants

By Heinz-Peter Berg and Marina Röwekamp


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10. Structural Integrity Analysis of the RBMK Reactor Critical Structures Applying Probabilistic Methods

By Gintautas Dundulis, Ronald Kulak, Robertas Alzbutas and Eugenijus Uspuras


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11. Biofouling and its Control in Seawater Cooled Power Plant Cooling Water System - A Review

By Kamala Kanta Satpathy, Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Gouri Sahu, Sudipta Biswas and Selvanayagam M.


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12. Atmospheric Corrosion Studies in a Decommissioned Nuclear Power Plant

By Manuel Morcillo


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13. Stochastic Wind Profiles Determination for Radioactive Substances Released from Nuclear Power Plants

By Marco Tullio Vilhena, Bardo Bodmann and Kelen Berra De Mello


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14. Carbon-14 in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environment of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant: Sources of Production, Releases and Dose Estimates

By Jonas Mazeika


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15. Impact of Radionuclide Discharges From Temelín Nuclear Power Plant on the Vltava River (Czech Republic)

By Eduard Hanslík


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16. Fatigue, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive Sleepiness: Important Factors for Nuclear Power Shift Workers

By Samantha Paim, Sergio Tufik and Marco Tulio De Mello


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17. Benchmark Modeling and Analysis

By Hangbok Choi


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18. Nuclear Plants and Emergency Virtual Simulations Based on a Low-Cost Engine Reuse

By Carlos Jorge, Antonio Mol, Pedro Couto and Claudio Pereira


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