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Old 06-24-2019, 02:40 PM
jjakucyk is offline
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Originally Posted by Frankenstein Monster View Post
Here is a calculation of how quickly a positive void coefficient causes the power to increase: Neutron Kinetics of the Chernobyl Accident
That would seem to corroborate my theory:

The neutron flux and thereby the reactor power increased very fast. Due to the thermal inertia of the fuel and the small value of the fuel temperature coefficient the Doppler effect could not break the power excursion.