SIPA, a Training and Engineering Simulator and AGLAE, a Flexible Workshop for Model Generation

  • C. Mathey
  • A. Valembois
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An advanced nuclear plant simulator called SIPA (for “Simulator for Post Accidental Situation”) is under development for the French utility EDF. The Department of technical support to the Safety Authority (CEA — IPSN) intends to acquire a similar simulator as well for safety analyses.

The aims of SIPA are two-fold:
  • to train Shift Safety Advisors (SSA) to identify the plant situation and mitigate accident consequences

  • to be an experimentation tool for EDF design engineers.

The latter includes many analyses for present and future types of plants. These analyses are presently carried out by means of batch codes which are neither interactive, nor user friendly and which require manual programming.
Therefore there was an obvious need for tools for:
  • automatic generation of source code

  • creation of interconnections between models

  • creation of links between simulation code and interactive control images displayed on screens.

These tools are fully integrated in a hierarchical structure called “AGLAE workshop” which is presented hereafter and whose salient features are described.

Although this system has been originally developed for nuclear applications it could be used for the simulation of any type of industrial process.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Mathey
    • 1
  • A. Valembois
    • 1
  1. 1.THOMSON-CSF Simulator DivisionCergy-PontoiseFrance

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