Nuclear Reactor Power Control Using State Feedback with Fuzzy Logic

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  • Jorge Benitez
  • Humberto Pérez
  • Da Ruan

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A novel control scheme for power regulation in a research nuclear reactor has been developed. The scheme combines different techniques such as state variable feedback, first order numerical integration for state gain estimation, and fuzzy logic to attain a stable power regulation in the reactor. The proposed control strategy attains, in short time and without overshoot, different values of steady-state power departing from a wide range of different values of initial power. The algorithm was subjected to exhaustive simulation tests and the experimental results obtained are highly satisfactory.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuzzy Logic -- A Spectrum of Theoretical and Practical Issues
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-71257-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
NumberVol. 215, ISSN 1434-9922


  • nuclear reactor power control, fuzzy logic, simulation

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