2009:38 Research and Development Program in Reactor Diagnostics and Monitoring with Neutron Noise Methods, Stages 14 and 15

This report constitutes Stages 14 and 15 of a long-term research and development program concerning the development of diagnostics and monitoring methods for nuclear reactors. Stage 14 was a full one-year project, whereas Stage 15 consisted of a half-year project.

Results up to Stage 13 were reported in SKI reports, as listed below and in the Summary. The results have also been published in international journals and have been included in both licentiate- and doctor’s degrees.

The objective of the research program is to contribute to the strategic research goal of competence and research capacity by building up competence within the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology regarding reactor physics, reactor dynamics and noise diagnostics. The purpose is also to contribute to the research goal of giving a basis for SSM’s supervision by developing methods for identification and localization of perturbations in reactor cores.