NUCLEAR PLANT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
This course provides an integrated engineering examination of a nuclear power plant from the perspective of instrumentation and control systems used to infer the condition of the nuclear plant and its systems, control its normal operation, and provide protection during transient situations as well as assess core damage during severe accident situations. Students will apply previous knowledge of analog, digital, and microprocessor electronics techniques to nuclear power plant design and operation and reactor protection and safety considerations that influence the design of the reactor plant. A major outcome of this course will be an integrated understanding of the interaction between the physics of nuclear plant control (reactivity and heat balance) and the control and protection systems. This integrated plant understanding will be essential for the successful completion of the integrated nuclear power plant operations course.