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Nukleonika

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A Novel Control-rod Drive Mechanism via Electromagnetic Levitation in MNSR

Mohammad Divandari
  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Aliabad Katoul branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran, Tel: +98 911 353 2381
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Published Online: 2014-07-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/nuka-2014-0008

Abstract

In this paper, an electromagnetic levitation system was used with a synchronous motor to navigate the control rod of a small-type research reactor. The result from this prototype magnetic levitation system was in agreement with simulation results. The control system was programmed in MATLAB through open-loop system, closed-loop with state feedback and closed-loop with state feedback integral tracking. The final control system showed the highest performance with a low positioning error. Our results showed that the developed control system has the potential to be used as a reliable actuator in nuclear reactors to satisfy higher performance and safety.

Keywords: magnetic levitation system; nuclear reactor; state feedback; tracking

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About the article

Received: 2013-12-17

Accepted: 2014-04-25

Published Online: 2014-07-08


Citation Information: Nukleonika, Volume 59, Issue 2, Pages 73–79, ISSN (Online) 0029-5922, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/nuka-2014-0008.

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