Finding optimal nuclear reactor core reload patterns using nonlinear optimization and search heuristics

A. J. Quist, R. Van Geemert, J. E. Hoogenboom, T. Illés, E. De Klerk, C. Roos, T. Terlaky

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Abstract

A simplified but still quite realistic model of the nuclear reactor fuel management problem is used to search for optimal fuel loading schemes. Several adaptations and model adjustments are described that make the model tractable for a general nonlinear mixed-integer solver. Results are compared with results from pairwise interchange optimization. Use of solutions from nonlinear mixed-integer optimization as starting values for local search heuristics leads to powerful optimization methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-176
Number of pages34
JournalEngineering Optimization
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Nuclear Reactor
Reactor cores
Heuristic Search
Nonlinear Optimization
Integer
Optimization
Interchanges
Nuclear reactors
Local Search
Optimization Methods
Pairwise
Adjustment
Model
Heuristics
Heuristic search
Nonlinear optimization

Keywords

  • nonlinear mixed-integer programming
  • nonlinear assignment
  • fuel management
  • nuclear reactors

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Quist, A. J., Van Geemert, R., Hoogenboom, J. E., Illés, T., De Klerk, E., Roos, C., & Terlaky, T. (1999). Finding optimal nuclear reactor core reload patterns using nonlinear optimization and search heuristics. Engineering Optimization, 32(2), 143-176. https://doi.org/10.1080/03052159908941295
Quist, A. J. ; Van Geemert, R. ; Hoogenboom, J. E. ; Illés, T. ; De Klerk, E. ; Roos, C. ; Terlaky, T. / Finding optimal nuclear reactor core reload patterns using nonlinear optimization and search heuristics. In: Engineering Optimization. 1999 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 143-176.
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In: Engineering Optimization, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1999, p. 143-176.

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