The Development of a Thermal-Hydraulic and Nonlinear Dynamic System for Molten Salt Reactors
Published online first on March 31, 2021.
The Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) is the most important system suggested by Generation IV for the future direction in the nuclear reactor field. For more development of the MSR reactor, the core system inside the tube is proposed by naturally circulating molten fuel salt. The nonlinear kinetic equations form a linearized function and are obtained in state-space form. Reactivity feedback and delayed neutrons are extremely important for reactor control. In this paper, a thermal-hydraulic system for the commercial computation dynamic model is proposed. Currently, there is no commercial software to simulate the natural circulation flow. The proposed method can be easily employed to detect faults and can provide a feasible overall system performance.
Keywords:molten salt reactor, thermal-hydraulic, state-space equation, delayed neutron precursor
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