Questioning the use of the decay ratio in BWR stability monitoring

T. H.J.J. Van Der Hagen, R. Zboray, W. J.M. De Kruijf

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    The use of the decay ratio as a practical stability measure of boiling water reactors is questioned. Especially, it is shown that a reactor working at an operating point with a small decay ratio can be closer to instability than a reactor with a larger decay ratio. Consequently, a reconsideration of the practical use of the decay ratio is advocated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)727-732
    Number of pages6
    JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - May 2000

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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