State and parameter estimation approach to monitoring AGR nuclear core

Bonivento, C. and Grimble, M.J. and Giovanini, L. and Monari, M. and Paoli, A.; (2007) State and parameter estimation approach to monitoring AGR nuclear core. In: A Tribute to Antonio Lepschy, Eds: G.Picci and M.Valcher. Edizioni Libreria Progetto Padova, pp. 31-56.

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    Abstract

    This work concerns with the problem of monitoring an Advanced Gas-cooled Nuclear Reactor (AGR) core. This plant (figure 1) makes use of the heat given by the nuclear efficient reaction to produce electricity by means of steam turbines. These are driven by steam, which is heated, from the AGR gas using a heat exchanger. One of the advantages of a gas cooled reactor is the high temperature that the gas can achieve so that when it is used in conjunction with the heat exchanger and steamed turbine the thermal efficiency is very high.