Validation of reactor noise linear stability methods by means of advanced stochastic differential equation models

Autores UPV
Revista Annals of Nuclear Energy


The aim of this paper is to show a validation method of a stability monitor using a BWR model with multiple Wiener noise sources, of additive and multiplicative nature. This model is solved using the modern methods to integrate stochastic differential equation systems, that are based on the stochastic Îto-Taylor expansion, and developed by Kloeden and Platen (1995), Kloeden et al. (1994). The synthetic signals generated with this BWR reduced order model with multiple Wiener processes are then used to obtain what are the optimal ways of filtering the signals for the different methods to estimate the decay ration (DR) and the natural frequency (¿) of the system. Also, for each DR estimation method, we study what is the optimal combination of algorithms to obtain the order and coefficients of the AR model that yields the best prediction of the reactor stability parameters for a broad range of DR values. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.