Nuclear reactor fuel management optimization

A.J. Quist, R. Van Geemert, J.E. Hoogenboom, T. Illes, E. de Klerk, C. Roos, T. Terlaky

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Abstract

We briefly describe the most important elements from physics in nuclear reactor fuel management. A simplified but still rather realistic model is used to generate fuel loading schemes. We describe several tricks and model adjustments that make the model tractable for a general nonlinear mixed-integer solver. Results are compared with results from simulated annealing and pairwise interchange. Using the solutions from nonlinear mixed-integer optimization as starting values for local search heuristics leads to powerful optimization methods.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry
EditorsA.D. Belegundu, F. Mistree
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • nuclear reactor
  • fuel management
  • optimization
  • fuel loading schemes
  • heuristic methods
  • linear programming
  • simulated annealing

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Quist, A. J., Van Geemert, R., Hoogenboom, J. E., Illes, T., de Klerk, E., Roos, C., & Terlaky, T. (1997). Nuclear reactor fuel management optimization. In A. D. Belegundu, & F. Mistree (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry (pp. 153-158). New York.
Quist, A.J. ; Van Geemert, R. ; Hoogenboom, J.E. ; Illes, T. ; de Klerk, E. ; Roos, C. ; Terlaky, T. / Nuclear reactor fuel management optimization. Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry. editor / A.D. Belegundu ; F. Mistree. New York, 1997. pp. 153-158
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Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry. ed. / A.D. Belegundu; F. Mistree. New York, 1997. p. 153-158.

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Quist AJ, Van Geemert R, Hoogenboom JE, Illes T, de Klerk E, Roos C et al. Nuclear reactor fuel management optimization. In Belegundu AD, Mistree F, editors, Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry. New York. 1997. p. 153-158