MNRSIM: A Research and Training Model of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor
The Control panel gives the user an operator's view point of the system.
The panel is only partially active, in particular, the control rods can
only be used to change the shape of the core's flux, and not the actual power
level, this limitation exists since the flux calculation is only done in
steady state. The alarms are also currently inactive.
To Calibrate the core first let it run to steady state. Then pause the
simulation, turn the calibration lock off, this will allow you to turn the
calibration knob. Make sure that the Virt Rod is set to 1, and set the
Calibrate Kw knob to the same value as the Core Power KW. Turn the
Calibration Lock back on, and now the target Kw can be used to modify
the Virt Rod in increments determined by the % Change/Sec knob.