Linear and Non-Linear Stability Analysis in Boiling Water Reactors: The Design of Real-Time Stability Monitors presents a thorough analysis of the most innovative BWR reactors and stability phenomena in one accessible resource. The book presents a summary of existing literature on BWRs to give early career engineers and researchers a solid background in the field, as well as the latest research on stability phenomena (propagation phenomena in BWRs), nuclear power monitors, and advanced computer systems used to for the prediction of stability. It also emphasizes the importance of BWR technology and embedded neutron monitoring systems (APRMs and LPRMs), and introduces non-linear stability parameters that can be used for the onset detection of instabilities in BWRs.
Additionally, the book details the scope, advantages, and disadvantages of multiple advanced linear and non linear signal processing methods, and includes analytical case studies of existing plants. This combination makes Linear and Non-Linear Stability Analysis in Boiling Water Reactors a valuable resource for nuclear engineering students focusing on linear and non-linear analysis, as well as for those working and researching in a nuclear power capacity looking to implement stability methods and estimate decay ratios using non-linear techniques.
- Explores the nuclear stability of Boiling Water Reactors based on linear and non-linear models
- Evaluates linear signal processing methods such as autoregressive models, Fourier-based methods, and wavelets to calculate decay ratios
- Proposes novel non-linear signal analysis techniques linked to non-linear stability indicators
- Includes case studies of various existing nuclear power plants as well as mathematical models and simulations
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1. Stability in Boiling Water Reactors: Models and Digital Signal Processing 2. Boiling Water Reactors Description 3. Instability Phenomena in BWRs 4. Propagation Phenomena in Boiling Water Reactors 5. Dynamics of BWRs and Mathematical Models 6. Linear Signal Processing Methods and the Decay Ratio Estimation 7. Non-linear Signal Processing Methods: DR Estimation and Non-linear Stability Indicators 8. Linear and Non-linear Stability Monitors for BWRs: Implementations and Performances
Dr. Alfonso Prieto-Guerrero received his PhD in Sciences in Digital Signal Processing from the National Polytechnics Institute of Toulouse, France. He is currently working at the Metropolitan Autonomous University Campus Iztapalapa (UAM-I), Mexico and his research interests focus on the domain of signal processing and its applications. Dr. Prieto-Guerrero has worked on signal compression, speaker recognition,and communications applications, and is currently collaborating on projects related to nuclear reactor signals. In 2007, he spent time at the TESA laboratory (Telecommunications for space and aeronautics) in Toulouse, France, where he collaborated in the regional project OURSES on biomedical applications via satellite. In 2014, he was awarded the Best Paper Award at the Thermal-Hydraulics international conference (NUTHOS-10).
Paredes, Gilberto Espinosa
Dr. Gilberto Espinosa-Paredes is Professor of Transport Phenomena, Nuclear Engineering and Reactor Physics, and Applied Mathematics at the Metropolitan Autonomous University Campus Iztapalapa (UAM-I), where he has been since 1997. Dr. Espinosa-Paredes recently served as Guest Editor of Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations on Severe Accident Analysis in Nuclear Power Plants, and has served on numerous editorial boards. Dr. Espinosa-Paredes is a member of the Mexican Engineering Academy, Science Mexican Academy, and Level III of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI). He has around 200 publications on nuclear energy and geoenergy; in 2014, he was awarded the Best Paper Award at the Thermal-Hydraulics international conference (NUTHOS-10). Dr. Espinosa-Paredes is well regarded as an expert in mathematical modeling applied to analysis and nuclear safety.