Development of Prototype CANDU Fuel Handling Simulator ? Concept and Some Simulation Results with Physical Network Modeling Approach
CNS 24th Nuclear Simulation Symposium - 2012 October 15-16


Presented at:
CNS 24th Nuclear Simulation Symposium
2012 October 15-16
Location:
Ottawa,Canada
Session Title:
Technical 3: Simulator Development

Authors:
Xin Ping Xu (Candu Energy Inc.)
  

Abstract

This paper reviewed the need for a  fuel handling(FH)  simulator in training operators and maintenance personnel, in FH design enhancement based on operating experience (OPEX), and the potential application of Virtual Reality (VR) based simulation technology. Modeling and simulation of the  fuelling machine (FM) magazine drive plant (one of  the CANDU  FH subsystems) was described. The work established the feasibility of modeling and simulating a physical FH drive system using the physical network approach and computer software tools. The concept and approach can be applied similarly to create the other FH subsystem plant models,which are expected to be integrated with control modules to develop a master FH control model and further to create a virtual FH system.

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