Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control

  • Yoshiaki Oka
  • Katsuo Suzuki

Part of the An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering book series (ACNE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nuclear Reactor Kinetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yoshiaki Oka
      Pages 9-22
    3. Yoshiaki Oka
      Pages 23-33
  3. Actual Nuclear Reactor Plant Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Katsuo Suzuki
      Pages 49-91
    3. Katsuo Suzuki, Hiroshi Ono, Shuhei Miyake
      Pages 93-128
    4. Koichi Kondo, Yasuo Ota, Hiroshi Ono, Masahiko Kuroki, Yuji Koshi, Masayoshi Tahira
      Pages 129-166
    5. Shuhei Miyake, Toshihide Inoue, Satoshi Hanada
      Pages 167-208
    6. Hidetaka Takahashi, Kiyoshi Tamayama
      Pages 209-236
    7. Katsuo Suzuki, Kunihiko Nabeshima
      Pages 255-284
  4. Yoshiaki Oka, Katsuo Suzuki
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-305

About this book


Understanding time-dependent behaviors of nuclear reactors and the methods of their control is essential to the operation and safety of nuclear power plants. This book provides graduate students, researchers, and engineers in nuclear engineering comprehensive information on both the fundamental theory of nuclear reactor kinetics and control and the state-of-the-art practice in actual plants, as well as the idea of how to bridge the two. The first part focuses on understanding fundamental nuclear kinetics. It introduces delayed neutrons, fission chain reactions, point kinetics theory, reactivity feedbacks, and related measurement techniques. The second part helps readers to grasp the theories and practice of nuclear power plant control. It introduces control theory, nuclear reactor stability, and the operation and control of existing nuclear power plants such as a typical pressurized water reactor, a typical boiling water reactor, the prototype fast breeder reactor Monju, and the high-temperature gas-cooled test reactor (HTTR). Wherever possible, the design and operation data for these plants are provided.


Control Theory Nuclear Reactor Kinetics Nuclear Reactor Stability Plant Control Plant Operation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Oka
    • 1
  • Katsuo Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Nishi-Waseda CampusWaseda University Nishi-Waseda CampusTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Japan Nuclear Energy Safety OrganizationTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54194-3
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54195-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3708
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3716
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