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A Low Power Reactor Simulator

dc.contributor.authorWatkins, James D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T21:25:27Z
dc.date.available2012-08-02T21:25:27Z
dc.date.issued1958
dc.descriptionNPS Hall of Fame author (Presented April 23, 2005)en_US
dc.description.abstractReal time simulation of the time-dependent behavior of low power thermal reactors is amenable to analog computer techniques. This paper presents the basic physical concepts relative to thermal reactor operation, a derivation of the governing transient equations noting simplifying assumptions, and the development of the analogous electrical circuit to ultimately provide solutions to these equations. In addition, many special problems involved in the simulation of a specific reactor are discussed and analyzed in detail. As a result, the successful design and construction of a simulator whose time-dependent behavior closely approximates that of an actual reactor is demonstrated. The reactor simulated is the Aero jet -General Nucleonics low power thermal reactor (AGN-201) currently installed at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Flux-time recorder plots for various sequences of operation of reactor and simulator are included to indicate the degree of simulation attained.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/alowpowerreactor109457605
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/7605
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subjectNAen_US
dc.titleA Low Power Reactor Simulatoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
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