A benchmark has been performed to compare the performances of exponential autoregressive (ExpAR) models against linear autoregressive (AR) models with respect to boiling water reactor stability monitoring. The well-known March-Leuba reduced-order model is used to generate the time-series to be analysed, since this model is able to reproduce the most significant non-linear behaviour of boiling water reactors (i.e. converging, diverging and limit-cycle oscillations). In this way the stability characteristics of the signals to be analysed are known a priori. An application to experimental time-traces measured on a thermalhydraulic natural circulation loop is reported as well. All methods perform equally well in determining the stability characteristics of the analysed signals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Waste Management and Disposal