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Boiling Water Reactor Plant Analyzer Development at Brookhaven National Laboratory

H. S. Cheng, W. Wulff, A. N. Mallen, S. V. Lekach, A. Stritar, R. J. Cerbone

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 92 / Number 1 / January 1986 / Pages 144-156


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Advanced technology for high-speed interactive nuclear power plant simulations is of great value for timely resolution of safety issues, for plant monitoring, and for computer-aided emergency responses to an accident. Presented is the methodology employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop a boiling water reactor (BWR) plant analyzer capable of simulating severe plant transients at much faster than real-time process speeds. Five modeling principles are established and a criterion is given for selecting numerical procedures and efficient computers to achieve the very high simulation speeds. Typical results are shown to demonstrate the modeling fidelity of the BWR plant analyzer.

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