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Development of a Novel Dynamic Simulink Model of the GT-MHR Core

Mehdi Reisi Fard, Thomas E. Blue, Don W. Miller

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 157 / Number 3 / November 2007 / Pages 316-330

Technical Paper

A dynamic model of the Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor core has been developed using the Simulink simulation program. The Simulink model utilizes a space-independent neutronics (point-kinetics) model along with a space-dependent heat transfer model of the core to simulate the short time reactor transients. The core model employs unique capabilities of the Simulink program to implement a user-friendly fully interactive environment to perform a variety of reactor transient scenarios.

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