The Role of Nuclear Power from a System Engineering Standpoint
Published: 1 January 2017
World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology , Volume 07, pp 167-188; https://doi.org/10.4236/wjnst.2017.73015
Abstract: This work proposed the application of system engineering methods to identify organizations vital for society, seeking development and well-being. System engineering requires the identification of blocks (or systems), identification of their service functions, identification of states, identification of required quality and identification of constraints. Analyzing modern societies, vital functions were identified and countries behavior was modeled, identifying their states. In this context, nuclear power was found to be fundamental for development and defense because of its inherent advantages for military naval purposes at war. Another striking conclusion is that nuclear power is the best solution for country energy security, more than to avoid climate changes, but to help the nation to resist climate changes. A solution to mitigate the high overnight costs of nuclear power was also proposed. It was demonstrated qualitatively that the adoption of dual purpose mobile nuclear power plants military performances, economic development and risks management.
Keywords: System Engineering / Nuclear Energy / Energy Security / Climate Changes / Constructal Law / PWR
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