User interface for validation of power control algorithms in a TRIGA reactor

Jorge S. Benítez-Read, César L. Ramírez-Chávez, Da Ruan

    Research outputpeer-review

    Abstract

    The development of a user interface whose main purpose is the testing of new power control algorithms in a TRIGA Mark ill reactor is presented. The interface is fully compatible with the current computing environment of the reactor's operating digital console. The interface, developed in Visual Basic, has been conceived as an aid tool in the testing and validation of new and existing algorithms for the ascent, regulation and decrease of the reactor power. The interface calls a DLL file that contains the control program, makes available to the user the plant and controller parameters, and displays some of the key variables of the closed loop system. The system also displays the condition of the reactor with respect to the nuclear safety constraints imposed by the Mexican Nuclear Regulatory Commission (CNSNS). One of the algorithms under test is based on a control scheme that uses variable state feedback gain and prediction of the state gain that guarantee the compliance of the safety constraints.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Artificial Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International FLINS Conference, FLINS 2006
    EditorsPierre D'Hondt, Etienne E. Kerre, Da Ruan, Martine De Cock, Mike Nachtegael, Paolo F. Fantoni
    Place of PublicationSingapore, Singapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
    Pages985-992
    Number of pages8
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9812566902, 9789812566904
    ISBN (Print)978-981-256-690-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2006
    EventApplied Artificial Intelligence - 7th International Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science Conference, FLINS 2006 - Genova
    Duration: 29 Aug 200631 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameApplied Artificial Intelligence - Proceedings of the 7th International FLINS Conference, FLINS 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceApplied Artificial Intelligence - 7th International Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science Conference, FLINS 2006
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityGenova
    Period2006-08-292006-08-31

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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