A New Model for the Stochastic Point Reactor: Development and Comparison with Available Models

Alamir Elsayed, Mohamed El‐Beltagy, Amnah Al‐Juhani, Shorooq Al‐Qahtani
2021 Energies  
The point kinetic model is a system of differential equations that enables analysis of reactor dynamics without the need to solve coupled space-time system of partial differential equations (PDEs). The random variations, especially during the startup and shutdown, may become severe and hence should be accounted for in the reactor model. There are two well-known stochastic models for the point reactor that can be used to estimate the mean and variance of the neutron and precursor populations. In
more » ... this paper, we reintroduce a new stochastic model for the point reactor, which we named the Langevin point kinetic model (LPK). The new LPK model combines the advantages, accuracy, and efficiency of the available models. The derivation of the LPK model is outlined in detail, and many test cases are analyzed to investigate the new model compared with the results in the literature.
doi:10.3390/en14040955 fatcat:xga63drnuzdppouh5aegx6lf4e