Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

17KID  Z,ZK  4  2P+2C  Czech 
 Lecturer:
 Ondřej Huml (guarantor)
 Tutor:
 Ondřej Huml (guarantor)
 Supervisor:
 Department of Nuclear Reactors
 Synopsis:

Reactor kinetics, delayed neutrons, mean neutron lifetime, asymptotic period. Zeropower reactor dynamics  Formulation of shortterm kinetics equations, delayed neutron parameters, simplified solutions. Zeropower reactor transfer function. Reactivity coefficients for different reactor configurations, temperature coefficients, temperature feedback, reactor stability, linear and nonlinear kinetics. Heat transfer in reactors, reactor dynamics. Mathematical model of power reactor with temperature feedback, simplified models of reactor dynamics, computer models of reactor dynamics.
 Requirements:
 Syllabus of lectures:

1.Dynamics of zeropower reactor (shortterm kinetics) (6 lectures): Equations of reactor kinetics, Integral form of kinetic equations, Analytical solution of kinetic equations, Simplified form of kinetic equations, Transfer function of a zeropower reactor, Frequency response of zeropower reactor.
2.Influence of temperature changes on reactor reactivity (1 lecture)
3.Mathematical model of power reactor (3 lectures): Heat transfer in nuclear power reactors, Mathematical model of reactor with temperature feedback, Simplified models of reactor dynamics.
4.Nonstationary heat transfer in the core  decomposed parameters (2 lectures): Analytical solution of nonstationary equation of heat conduction, Analytical solution of nonstationary equation of fuel channel.
 Syllabus of tutorials:

The exercises are composed of analytical examples from the lectures, important formulas are derived. There is a brief introduction to numerical methods of solving differential equations. Numerical simulation of some transition processes and their comparison with analytical solution are performed. At least two exercises take the form of measuring the most important dynamic processes at the VR 1 reactor, including comparison with theoretical results.
 Study Objective:
 Study materials:

Key references:
[1]Lamarsh J. R., Baratta A. J.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, Pearson, 2017, ISBN 9780134570051
[2]Hebert A.: Applied Reactor Physics. Quebec: Presses internationales Polytechnique, 2016. ISBN 9782553016981
Recommended references:
[3]Kropš S.: Temelin Low Power Tests, NUSIM 2001, České Budějovice, 2001
[4]Stacey W. M.: Nuclear Reactor Physics, WILEYVCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim, 2007, ISBN 9783527406791
[5]Lamarsh J.R.: Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory. LaGrange Park:ANS, 2002. ISBN 9780894480409
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