Proceedings of the 2nd CSNI Specialist Meeting on Simulators and Plant Analysers

Olli Tiihonen (Editor)

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Abstract

The safe utilisation of nuclear power plants requires the availability of different computerised tools for analysing the plant behaviour and training the plant personnel. These can be grouped into three categories: accident analysis codes, plant analysers and training simulators. The safety analysis of nuclear power plants has traditionally been limited to the worst accident cases expected for the specific plant design. Many accident analysis codes have been developed for different plant types. The scope of the analyses has continuously expanded. The plant analysers are now emerging tools intended for extensive analysis of the plant behaviour using a best estimate model for the whole plant including the reactor and full thermodynamic process, both combined with automation and electrical systems. The comprehensive model is also supported by good visualisation tools. Training simulators with real time plant model are tools for training the plant operators to run the plant. Modern training simulators have also features supporting visualisation of the important phenomena occurring in the plant during transients. The 2nd CSNI Specialist Meeting on Simulators and Plant Analysers in Espoo attracted some 90 participants from 17 countries. A total of 49 invited papers were presented in the meeting in addition to 7 simulator system demonstrations. Ample time was reserved for the presentations and informal discussions during the four meeting days.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages600
ISBN (Print)951-38-5269-5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeD6 Edited professional books
Event2nd CSNI Specialist Meeting on Simulators and Plant Analysers - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 29 Sep 19972 Oct 1997

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number194
ISSN0357-9387

Keywords

  • nuclear power plants
  • safety analysis
  • reliability
  • accidents
  • accident prevention
  • simulation
  • simulators
  • validation
  • modelling
  • training

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    Tiihonen, O. (Ed.) (1999). Proceedings of the 2nd CSNI Specialist Meeting on Simulators and Plant Analysers. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 194