22.921 Nuclear Power Plant Dynamics and Control


Class Info

Introduction to reactor dynamics, including subcritical multiplication, critical operation in absence of thermal feedback effects and effects of xenon, fuel and moderator temperature, etc. Derivation of point kinetics and dynamic period equations. Techniques for reactor control including signal validation, supervisory algorithms, model-based trajectory tracking, and rule-based control. Overview of light-water reactor start-up. Lectures and demonstrations with use of the MIT Research Reactor. Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.921 will not be offered this semester. It will be available during IAP.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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