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Title: Digital computer operation of a nuclear reactor

A method is described for the safe operation of a complex system such as a nuclear reactor using a digital computer. The computer is supplied with a data base containing a list of the safe state of the reactor and a list of operating instructions for achieving a safe state when the actual state of the reactor does not correspond to a listed safe state, the computer selects operating instructions to return the reactor to a safe state.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6211324
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; ON-LINE CONTROL SYSTEMS; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; COMPUTERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ON-LINE SYSTEMS; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 220400* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Control Systems