Ahnert Iglesias, Carolina and Cuervo Gómez, Diana and García Herranz, Nuria and Cabellos de Francisco, Oscar Luis and Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F. and Mínguez Torres, Emilio and Lorente, A. and Piedra, David and Rebollo, Luis and Blanco, J.
Interactive Graphic Simulation: An Advanced Methodology to Improve the Teaching-Learning Process in Nuclear Engineering Education and Training.
In: "Nuclear Education and training, NESTET-2011", 01/05/2011 - 05/05/2011, Praga, Republica Checa. ISBN 978-92-95064-12-6.
Nowadays, computer simulators are becoming basic tools for education and training in many engineering fields. In the nuclear industry, the role of simulation for training of operators of nuclear power plants is also recognized of the utmost relevance. As an example, the International Atomic Energy Agency sponsors the development of nuclear reactor simulators for education, and arranges the supply of such simulation programs. Aware of this, in 2008 Gas Natural Fenosa, a Spanish gas and electric utility that owns and operate nuclear power plants and promotes university education in the nuclear technology field, provided the Department of Nuclear Engineering of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with the Interactive Graphic Simulator (IGS) of “José Cabrera” (Zorita) nuclear power plant, an industrial facility whose commercial operation ceased definitively in April 2006. It is a state-of-the-art full-scope real-time simulator that was used for training and qualification of the operators of the plant control room, as well as to understand and analyses the plant dynamics, and to develop, qualify and validate its emergency operating procedures.