The goals of this lesson are to review several key concepts from the last class on Reactor Kinetics, to discuss how to use Matlab to simulate some typical reactor transients, to illustrate the effect of inherent feedbacks on reactor behavior, and to observe and discuss a sequence of real operational transients within the UMLRR. This page contains links to the history file from the Reactor Operations Demo performed on Feb. 6, 2018 and some sample Matlab scripts and functions that illustrate how to solve the point kinetics equations for some typical reactor transients.
Upon completion of this lesson, the student should have a solid foundation in the reactor kinetics and dynamics area, and a good understanding of several typical operational transients that can occur in real reactor cores. You should also be comfortable in using Matlab's ODE solvers to simulate reactor transients with and without feedback effects.
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