Accession Number : AD0738896

Title :   Study of a Marine Nuclear Propulsion Plant through Computer Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Hiram Ward , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The dynamics of a proposed marine nuclear propulsion plant, under the condition of sudden changes in load, are studied by both an analog and digital simulation. Two inherent reactor characteristics, internal reactivity feedback and the existence of delayed neutron emitters, which effect power plant stability and controllability are considered in detail. Comparison of the simulation results with practical data indicates that the simulation represented the dynamics of a marine nuclear power plant with a sufficient degree of accuracy to be extremely useful in the study of marine nuclear power plants. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE NUCLEAR PROPULSION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SIMULATION, DYNAMICS, CONTROL, THESES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE