Object-Oriented Modeling and simulation of a TRIGA reactor plant with Dymola

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This work presents the modeling and simulation of a TRIGA-Mark II pool-type reactor with Zirchonium-Hydryde and Uranium fuel immersed in light water, with Modelica object-oriented language, in Dymola simulation environment. The model encompasses the integrated plant system including the reactor pool and cooling circuits. The reactor pool plays a fundamental role in the system dynamics, through a thermal feedback effect on the reactor core neutronics. The pool model is tested against three experimental transients: simulation results are in good accordance with experimental data and provide useful information about the inertial effect of the water inventory on the reactor cooling.

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Boarin, S., Cammi, A., Ponciroli, R., Chiesa, D., Previtali, E., Sisti, M., … Salvini, A. (2016). Object-Oriented Modeling and simulation of a TRIGA reactor plant with Dymola. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 101, pp. 42–49). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.006

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