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Nuclear Power

System Simulations and Operation

Edited by Pavel Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University, United States of America

At the onset of the 21st century, we are searching for reliable and sustainable energy sources that have a potential to support growing economies developing at accelerated growth rates, technology advances improving quality of life and becoming available to larger and larger populations. The quest for robust sustainable energy supplies meeting the above constraints leads us to the nuclear power technology. 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. Catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, requirements and facilitated growing interests in designs, which can withstand natural disasters and avoid catastrophic consequences. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of ten chapters on system simulations and operational aspects. Our book does not aim at a complete coverage or a broad range. Instead, the included chapters shine light at existing challenges, solutions and approaches. Authors hope to share ideas and findings so that new ideas and directions can potentially be developed focusing on operational characteristics of nuclear power plants. The consistent thread throughout all chapters is the "system-thinking" approach synthesizing provided information and ideas. The book targets everyone with interests in system simulations and nuclear power operational aspects as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners.

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Nuclear PowerSystem Simulations and OperationEdited by Pavel Tsvetkov

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/986

ISBN: 978-953-307-506-8

Copyright year: 2011

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33051 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations

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1. Simulation and Simulators for Nuclear Power Generation

By Janos Sebestyen Janosy

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2. Safety Studies and General Simulations of Research Reactors Using Nuclear Codes

By Antonella L. Costa, Patrícia A. L. Reis, Clarysson A. M. Silva, Claubia Pereira, Maria Auxiliadora F. Veloso, Bruno T. Guerra, Humberto V. Soares and Amir Z. Mesquita

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3. Development of an Appendix K Version of RELAP5-3D and Associated Deterministic-Realistic Hybrid Methodology for LOCA Licensing Analysis

By Thomas K. S. Liang

3388

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4. Analysis of Error Propagation Between Software Processes

By Sizarta Sarshar

1930

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5. Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis in Support of Plant Operation

By Francesc Reventós

2171

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6. A Literature Survey of Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulics Codes for Investigating Reactor Core Parameters; Artificial Neural Networks as the VVER-1000 Core Predictor

By Farshad Faghihi H. Khalafi and S. M. Mirvakili

6588

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7. Recent Trends in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Fission Product Transport From Fuel to Primary Coolant of PWRs

By Nasir M. Mirza, Sikander M. Mirza and Muhammad J. Iqbal

2924

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8. Thermal-Hydraulic Simulation of Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactors

By Markku Hänninen and Joona Kurki

2588

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9. Non-Linear Design Evaluation of Class 1-3 Nuclear Power Piping

By Lingfu Zeng, Lennart G. Jansson and Lars Dahlström

5534

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10. The Text-Mining Approach Towards Risk Communication in Environmental Science

By Akihide Kugo

1148

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