This lesson presents a review/overview of reactor kinetics and dynamics, with focus on the Generation Time Formulation of Point Kinetics. After appropriate review, an actual reactor demonstration that overviews a typical startup in the UMLRR is given  and the history file from the Spring 2018 demo is included here. Thus, this page contains links to the review/overview of reactor kinetics and dynamics (including the Matlabbased kinetics_gui code), as well as actual reactor data from the UMLRR startup demo.
Upon completion of this lesson, the student should have a good understanding of point kinetics and how the UMLRR is brought from a subcritical shutdown condition to critical power operation. This "startup sequence" is performed on a regular basis each time the reactor is started.
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