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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Industry|
|Editors||A.D. Belegundu, F. Mistree|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- nuclear reactor
- fuel management
- fuel loading schemes
- heuristic methods
- linear programming
- simulated annealing
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.