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Sensitivity-Reduced design for a nuclear pressurized water reactor
P.P. Nair,
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Volume: 34
Issue: 6
Pages: 1834 - 1842
Application of optimal control theory to a pressurised water reactor is the theme of this paper. The multi-input mathematical model of the H.B. Robinson pressurised water reactor plant, reported by Kerlin et al is simplified to a single-input one. The optimal control problem of the linear model is treated as a regulator problem wherein the given quadratic index of performance including a sensitivity term is minimised in an average sense. An efficient computational procedure based on direct cost optimization using a gradient type algorithm is also reported. Copyright © 1987 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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