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Author Knowles, J. Brian.

Title Nuclear electric power : safety, operation, and control aspects / J. Brian Knowles.

Publication Info. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Incorporation, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (234 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Glossary -- Principal Nomenclature -- 1. Energy Sources, Grid Compatibility, Economics and the Environment -- Background -- Geothermal Energy -- Hydro-Electricity -- Solar Energy -- Tidal Energy -- Wind Energy -- Fossil-Fired Power Generation -- Nuclear Generation and Reactor Choice -- A Prologue -- 2. Adequacy of Linear Models and Nuclear Reactor Dynamics -- Linear Models, Stability and Nyquist Theorems -- Mathematical Descriptions of a Neutron Population -- Point Model of Neutron Kinetics -- Temperature and Other Operational Feedback Effects -- Reactor Control : Its Stable Period and Re-equilibrium -- 3. Some Power Station and Grid Control Problems -- Steam Drum Water-Level Control -- Flow Stability in Parallel Boiling Channels -- Grid Power Systems and Frequency Control -- Grid Disconnection for a Nuclear Station with Functioning Scram -- 4. Some Aspects of Nuclear Accidents and Their Mitigation -- Reactor Accident Classification by Probabilities -- Hazards from an Atmospheric Release of Fission Products -- Mathematical Risk, Event Trees and Human Attitudes -- The Farmer-Beattie Siting Criterion -- Examples of Potential Severe Accidents in Fast Reactors and PWRs with their Consequences -- 5. Molten Fuel Coolant Interactions : Analyses and Experiments -- A History and a Mixing Analysis -- Coarse Mixtures and Contact Modes in Severe Nuclear Accidents -- Some Physics of a Vapor Film and its Interface -- Heat Transfer from Contiguous Melt -- Heat Transfer at a Liquid-Vapor Interface and the Condensation Coefficient -- Kinetics, Heat Diffusion, a Triggering Simulation and Reactor Safety -- Melt Fragmentation, Heat Transfer, Debris Sizes and MFCI Yield -- Features of the BUBEX Code and an MFTF Simulation -- 6. Primary Containment Integrity and Impact Studies -- Primary Containment Integrity -- The Pi-Theorem, Scale Models and Replicas -- Experimental Impact Facilities -- Computational Techniques and an Aircraft Impact -- 7. Natural Circulation, Passive Safety Systems and Debris-bed Cooling -- Natural Circulation in Nuclear Plant -- Passive Safety Systems for Water Reactors -- Core Debris-bed Cooling in Water Reactors -- Epilogue.
Summary This book contains engineering assessments of the options for replacing the existing, aged, fossil-fired power stations with renewable, gas-fired, or nuclear plants. It also assesses the engineering of renewable sources for commercial power generation and discusses the important aspects of the design, operation, and safety of nuclear stations. It includes: practical engineering assessments for geothermal, hydro, solar, tidal, and wind generation in terms of the available data on cost, safety, environmental damage, capacity factor reliability, and grid compatibility, with some nuclear comparisons; Eigenvalues and real frequency response functions to assess the stabilities of reactor power, two-phase channel flow, and a Grid network; a non-linear control strategy with simulation results for a Design Base Accident scenario; original analyses with experimental validation of molten fuel coolant interactions and aircraft impacts on rigid structures; analysis of the circumstances that led to the Fukushima disaster. -- Edited summary from book.
Subject Electric power systems.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear power plants.
Nuclear reactors -- Control.
Nuclear reactors -- Safety measures.
Electric power systems. (OCoLC)fst00905529
Nuclear energy. (OCoLC)fst01039951
Nuclear power plants. (OCoLC)fst01040436
Nuclear reactors -- Control. (OCoLC)fst01040759
Nuclear reactors -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst01040845
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Knowles, J. Brian. Nuclear electric power : safety, operation, and control aspects. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Incorporation, 2014 xvi, 216 pages 9781118551707
ISBN 9781118660393 (e-book)

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