Simulation: its application in the nuclear power industry

  • R. N. Ray
Computer Simulation


The complexity and the inherent hazards associated with nuclear power stations demand sophisticated analytical techniques for their design and engineering. Simulation is a powerful technique, which is being extensively used in the nuclear power industry. Its application covers design of control and safety systems, transient analysis, analysis of unusual occurrences in the existing plant, incorporation of modifications, accident analysis, safety evaluation and design of full scale training simulators. This paper highlights some of the work carried out in this field in the Reactor Group of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Some of the design features of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit I (RAPS I) full scale Training Simulator being developed at the BARC have also been indicated.


Simulation nuclear power plant dynamics operator training simulator 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Ray
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  1. 1.Reactor Control DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Centre, TrombayBombay

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