Investigating the Effect of Loss-Of-Pressure-Control on the Stability of Water-Cooled Reactor Design Models


To investigate loss-of-pressure-control on the stability of a typical water-cooled reactor design models during operation in terms of normal applicable pressure within reactor core and abnormal applicable pressure within reactor core. Linear Regression Analysis Techniques was applied on a typical water-cooled nuclear reactor design models, viz Water-Cooled Reactor Design with Normal Pressure (WCRD NP) flow rate within the reactor and Water-Cooled Reactor Design with Abnormal Pressure (WCRD AP) flow rate within the reactor. Empirical expressions are obtained for WCRD NP model and WCRD AP model. The results of the statistical analyses on these two types of nuclear reactor models reveals that the WCRD NP promises to be more stable than WCRD AP. The implication of this research effort to Nigeria’s nuclear power project is discussed

Keywords: Linear Regression Analysis, Safety Factor, Stability Margin in Nuclear Power Reactor Designs, Water-Cooled Reactor Design Model with Abnormal Pressure, Water-Cooled Reactor Design Model with Normal Pressure, optimization

Unique Article ID: IJEER-102
Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 1-15 (Download PDF)

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