The Systems Concept, Design Decisions, and Information Tools

  • Samuel Glasstone
  • Alexander Sesonske


The availability of new, powerful digital computers in recent years has resulted not only in increased sophistication in nuclear reactor engineering but also in the development of other disciplines involving systems and optimal control theory. These subjects have potential applications in reactor engineering. In nuclear power plant design and operation, decisions must be made in applying engineering principles to the problems to be solved. Since plants are complex, aids to the decision-making process are essential. One aid is to recognize certain portions of the plant having a common function as a system, a term that we will explain further shortly. Decisions regarding dependencies between systems can be expedited by this type of representation.


Design Decision System Concept Decision Tool Electric Power Research Institute Reactor Engineering 
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  • Samuel Glasstone
  • Alexander Sesonske

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