School of engineering in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics & Materials
The objectives of this course are to show :
Those at different states of the reactor operation :
The course is based on the use of the numerical simulator SIREP 1300MW of CORYS.
Sub-critical approach, divergence, power stabilization,
Search of Point Of Added Heat (power level where thermal feedbacks appear), temperature feedback coefficients measurement
Evaluation of the worth of core controls : Boron, control rods,
Power ramp up before grid connection ("core driven"), use of main systems for heat exchange.
Power ramp up after grid connection ("turbine driven"), behavior without core control by the operator,
Load following : temperature program, axial offset, core controls.
The simulator is very easy to use.
A text book is available.
Pressurized Water Reactors : principle and main systems.
Nuclear Reactor Kinetics
evaluation is based on
note = 30%Prepa + 70%CR
Nordine Kerkar et Philippe Paulin « Exploitation des coeurs REP » - Collection Génie atomique INSTN/EDP-Sciences