%0 eBook
%M Solr-EB000389514
%A Shimjith, S R.
%I Springer Berlin Heidelberg
%D 2013
%C Berlin, Heidelberg
%G English
%B Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
%@ 9783642305894
%T Modeling and Control of a Large Nuclear Reactor : A Three-Time-Scale Approach
%U https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30589-4?nosfx=y
%7 1st ed. 2013
%X Control analysis and design of large nuclear reactors requires a suitable mathematical model representing the steady state and dynamic behavior of the reactor with reasonable accuracy. This task is, however, quite challenging because of several complex dynamic phenomena existing in a reactor. Quite often, the models developed would be of prohibitively large order, non-linear and of complex structure not readily amenable for control studies. Moreover, the existence of simultaneously occurring dynamic variations at different speeds makes the mathematical model susceptible to numerical ill-conditioning, inhibiting direct application of standard control techniques. This monograph introduces a technique for mathematical modeling of large nuclear reactors in the framework of multi-point kinetics, to obtain a comparatively smaller order model in standard state space form thus overcoming these difficulties. It further brings in innovative methods for controller design for systems exhibiting multi-time-scale property, with emphasis on three-time-scale systems
%R 10.1007/978-3-642-30589-4