Nuclear Reactor Power Control Using State Feedback with Fuzzy Logic

Jorge Benitez, Humberto Pérez, Da Ruan, Dirk Maes

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    A novel control scheme for power regulation in a research nuclear reactor has been developed. The scheme combines different techniques such as state variable feedback, first order numerical integration for state gain estimation, and fuzzy logic to attain a stable power regulation in the reactor. The proposed control strategy attains, in short time and without overshoot, different values of steady-state power departing from a wide range of different values of initial power. The algorithm was subjected to exhaustive simulation tests and the experimental results obtained are highly satisfactory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFuzzy Logic -- A Spectrum of Theoretical and Practical Issues
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-71257-2
    StatePublished - Jun 2007

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
    NumberVol. 215, ISSN 1434-9922

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