Estimation of xenon concentration and reactivity in nuclear reactors using sliding mode

Peng Wang, Tunc Aldemir, Vadim I. Utkin

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Abstract

The inherent dynamic behavior of thermal reactors is governed by external reactivity input and xenon poisoning, as well as other power induced reactivity effects. In that respect, accurate knowledge of xenon concentration and external reactivity is important in reactor control. Sliding mode observers are developed based on Chernick's model and point reactor kinetics model to estimate the xenon concentration and reactivity in a nuclear reactor. The simulation results are also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1806
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume2
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20017 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Observers and Nuclear Reactors
  • Sliding Modes

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