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Abstract

This report reviews, in chapter 1, the development of analogical, hybrid and digital simulators up to the present, indicating the impact resulting from the TMI-2 accident. It indicates, in chapter 2, the components of simulators and the present accepted terminology for a classification of the various types of simulators. In chapter 3 it reviews the present state of the art of the technology: how a basic mathematical model of a nuclear power system is worked out and what are the technical problems associated with more accurate models. In chapter 4 characteristics of present replica simulators are given with certain details: simulated transient evolutions and malfunctions, accuracy of simulation. The work concerning the assessment of the validity of certain simulators is reported. Chapter 5 presents a list of simulator manufacturers and chapter 6 a survey of the principal simulators in operation in the countries of the European Community, in the United States, and in certain other countries. Chapter 7 discusses certain problems associated with the use of simulators as training facilities, and chapter 8 their use as operational devices. Finally chapter 9 reviews studies and research in this field.

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Authors: ZANOBETTI D INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (ITALY), INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8174 EN (1984) MF, 269 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1345, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122061100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en