Noise and Nonlinear Phenomena in Nuclear Systems

  • J. L. Muñoz-Cobo
  • F. C. Difilippo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Basic Concepts

  3. Stochastic Processes in Linear Nuclear Systems: Theory

  4. Stochastic Processes in Linear Nuclear Systems: Applications

  5. Stochastic Processes in Nonlinear Nuclear Systems: Theory

  6. Stochastic Processes in Nonlinear Nuclear Systems: Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. J. Piñeyro, K. Behringer
      Pages 275-286
    3. G. Cojazzi, M. Marseguerra, C. M. Porceddu
      Pages 287-295
    4. G. Hughes, R. S. Overton
      Pages 313-338
    5. R. Sanchis Arnal, G. Verdú Martín, J. L. Muñoz-Cobo
      Pages 339-348
  7. Nonlinear Dynamics and Transition to Chaos in Nuclear Systems. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. G. Verdu Martin, P. Jimenez, J. Pena
      Pages 351-369
    3. A. A. Harms, Z. Bilanovic
      Pages 387-397
    4. John C. Lee, Anozie Onyemaechi
      Pages 399-414
  8. Nonlinear Dynamics and Transition to Chaos in Nuclear Systems. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. V. C. Boffi, G. Spiga, P. Vestrucci
      Pages 417-429
    3. David L. Hetrick
      Pages 431-437
    4. R. B. Perez, R. T. Wood
      Pages 451-456
    5. G. de Saussure, R. B. Perez
      Pages 457-461
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 463-465

About this book


The main goal of the meeting was to facilitate and encourage the application of recent developments in the physical and mathematical sciences to the analysis of deterministic and stochastic processes in nuclear engineering. In contrast with the rapid growth (triggered by computer developments) of nonlinear analysis in other branches of the physical sciences, the theoretical analysis of nuclear reactors is still based on linearized models of the neutronics and thermal-hydraulic feedback loop, an approach that ignores some intrinsic nonlinearities of the real system. The subject of noise was added because of the importance of the noise technique in detecting abnormalities associated with perturbations of sufficient amplitude to generate nonlinear processes. Consequently the organizers of the meeting invited a group of leading researchers in the field of noise and nonlinear phenomena in nuclear systems to report on recent advances in their area of research. A selected subgroup of researchers in areas outside the reactor field provided enlightenment on new theoretical developments of immediate relevance to nuclear dynamics theory.


density dynamical systems dynamics kinetics neutron noise nuclear engineering nuclear reactor oscillation stability stochastic process

Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Muñoz-Cobo
    • 1
  • F. C. Difilippo
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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