Presses Internationales Polytechnique

  • A characteristic of this book is to emphasize the algorithmic nature of numerical solution techniques used in reactor physics. Many numerical solution approaches described in the book are accompanied by Matlab scripts and readers are encouraged to write short Matlab scripts of their own in order to solve the End-of-Chapter exercises. A complete chapter is devoted to lattice code physics, representing an important but relatively obscure component of production calculations. Typical numerical solution approaches are proposed to the reader for building small lattice or reactor physics applications. The precise selection of the numerical techniques is based on their legacy characteristics.

  • The purpose of International Development Project Appraisal, Execution Planning and Monitoring is to provide the reader with an overview of the various analytical efforts involved in preparing and appraising a development project funded in cooperation with international donors. It puts emphasis on explaining the key concepts in a simple fashion and on showing the interrelationships between the various facets of project preparation and appraisal. Professionals and students with an interest in development work will fi nd it a handy reference, regardless of their areas of expertise or academic background.

  • Asymmetric operation involves operating power transmission corridors at full capacity from a few milliseconds to a few hours even though individual three-phase lines have been weakened due to fault conditions. This book describes how asymmetric operation is implemented, how much it costs and how it can improve the reliability, economics and flexibility of electric power transmission systems. Numerous examples of asymmetric operation are provided at all major HV, EHV and UHV voltages demonstrating the very real benefits of asymmetric operation.

    First, the underlying concepts of symmetric three-phase transmission system planning and operation are introduced. Then, asymmetric operation is presented, and its impact on system security and reliability is considered. Different implementation strategies are examined, and numerous practical examples illustrate the ease and flexibility with which such strategies can be applied in the case of either multiple- or single-line AC power transmission corridors. Finally, economic analysis quantifies the benefits of asymmetric operation.