The safe operation of a nuclear power plant depends on the reliability and safety of the reactor plant, which in turn requires careful monitoring of the equipment at the manufacturing and operation stages. This monograph critically examines the fundamental effects of hydrodynamic and vibration load formation on the modern power unit of the VVER-1200 nuclear power plant, which is originally designed in Russia, as well as the causes and main sources of vibration in the main circulation loop and their energy contribution. Practical examples are used to explain how vibration stress can be reduced and the hydrodynamic status of the circuit improved. Current research on the vibroacoustics of some non-Russion nuclear reactors is also included.
o The book covers the detailed designs of VVER-1200 - the first commissioned power unit of generation 3+
o The monograph is the first fully completed work on such important subject as hydrodynamic and vibration effects in the main circulation circuit of the reactor plant
o For the first time the differences between VVER-1000 and VVER-1200 reactor designs contributing to the reduction of vibration load on the equipment are presented in this book