Comparative Analysis of Water-Cooled Reactor Design Models and Gas-Cooled Reactor Design Models

A.I. Oludare, M.N. Agu, P.O. Akusu, O.E. Omolara


To determined the most stable and probably the safest reactor between water-cooled reactor designs and gas-cooled reactor designs in terms of their coolant, Linear Regression Analysis is applied on four typical nuclear reactor design models, viz water-cooled reactor design I (WCRD I), water-cooled reactor design II (WCRD II), gas-cooled reactor design I (GCRD I) and gas-cooled reactor design II (GCRD II). Empirical expressions are obtained for WCRD I model, WCRD II model, GCRD I model and GCRD II model. The results of the statistical analyses on these four types of nuclear reactor models reveal that the GCRD II promises to be most stable. The implication of this research effort to Nigeria’s nuclear power project is discussed.

Keywords: Linear Regression Analysis, Water-Cooled Reactor Design Models, Gas-Cooled Reactor Design Models, Safety Factor, ?, Optimization, Stability Margin in Nuclear Power Reactor Designs

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