Optimization of nuclear reactor reloading patterns

E. deKlerk, C. Roos, T. Terlaky, T. Illes, A. J. deJong, J. Valko, J. E. Hoogenboom

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Abstract

The loading pattern of fuel bundles in a reactor core determines the characteristics of the reloading cycle. The problem of maximizing fuel utilization during a cycle may be formulated as a nonlinear mixed integer programming (NLMIP) problem, but has until now mostly been treated by heuristic optimization methods like simulated annealing. This paper evaluates the performance of state-of-the-art nonlinear programming routines on a simplified model of this problem, and compares results with available heuristic solutions.
LanguageEnglish
Pages65-84
Number of pages20
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • optimization
  • nuclear reactors
  • nonlinear mixed integer programming problem

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deKlerk, E., Roos, C., Terlaky, T., Illes, T., deJong, A. J., Valko, J., & Hoogenboom, J. E. (1997). Optimization of nuclear reactor reloading patterns. Annals of Operations Research, 69, 65-84. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1018953616965
deKlerk, E. ; Roos, C. ; Terlaky, T. ; Illes, T. ; deJong, A. J. ; Valko, J. ; Hoogenboom, J. E. / Optimization of nuclear reactor reloading patterns. In: Annals of Operations Research. 1997 ; Vol. 69. pp. 65-84.
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deKlerk E, Roos C, Terlaky T, Illes T, deJong AJ, Valko J et al. Optimization of nuclear reactor reloading patterns. Annals of Operations Research. 1997;69:65-84. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1018953616965