Mathematic modeling and simulator development department

Simulator development is one of the main activities of VNIIIAES almost from its inception. After the Chernobyl accident, VNIIAES became the leading enterprise in the nuclear industry to create simulators for the training of NPP personnel, and to this day has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in their development. The simulator development department staff took part in 75 successfully completed projects for the creation of full-scale and analytical simulators for Russian nuclear power plants with all types of reactors (VVER, RBMK, BN).

In recent years, VNIIAES has successfully completed the development and introduced into training full-scale simulators (FSS) for several power blocks: No. 4 of the Kalinin NPP (2013), No. 3 of the Smolensk NPP (2015), No. 1 of the Balakovo NPP (2015), No. 3 and 4 of the Rostov NPP (2016), No. 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP (2019). In addition, a number of equipment and systems simulators (ESS) were introduced for the following power blocks: No. 6 of the Novovoronezh NPP, No. 1 of the Leningrad NPP-2 and No. 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP.

The accumulated experience allows us to offer our customers - nuclear plants and training organizations - modern high-quality products. Today, VNIIAES is the Center for methodological and technical support for the design, production and maintenance of technical training aids (TTA) in the Electric Power Division and the only enterprise in Russia capable of developing and modernizing full-scale simulators for domestic nuclear power plants with any types of reactors, automatic process control systems (analog or digital ones) and on all types of platforms (USDS, ENICAD, InSIDE) used in the creation of the existing construction and industrial complex of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company.

In addition to full-scale simulators for nuclear power plants and training centers, a number of functional-analytical simulators were developed and delivered.

Now VNIIAES is completing the development of its own simulator platform on the basis of the Digital NPP, which will reliably consolidate our technological leadership.