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Modeling nuclear processes by Simulink

Alang Md Rashid, Nahrul Khair (2015) Modeling nuclear processes by Simulink. AIP Conference Proceedings , 1659. 030003-1-7. ISSN 0094-243X (P), 1551-7616 (O)

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Abstract

Modelling and simulation are essential parts in the study of dynamic systems behaviours. In nuclear engineering, modelling and simulation are important to assess the expected results of an experiment before the actual experiment is conducted or in the design of nuclear facilities. In education, modelling can give insight into the dynamic of systems and processes. Most nuclear processes can be described by ordinary or partial differential equations. Efforts expended to solve the equations using analytical or numerical solutions consume time and distract attention from the objectives of modelling itself. This paper presents the use of Simulink, a MATLAB toolbox software that is widely used in control engineering, as a modelling platform for the study of nuclear processes including nuclear reactor behaviours. Starting from the describing equations, Simulink models for heat transfer, radionuclide decay process, delayed neutrons effect, reactor point kinetic equations with delayed neutron groups, and the effect of temperature feedback are used as examples.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5928/44875
Uncontrolled Keywords: system dynamic, Simulink, delayed neutron, reactor kinetic
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nahrul Khair Alang Md Rashid
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 10:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44875

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