Optimization of Nuclear Reactor Reloading Patterns

E. de Klerk, T. Illes, A.J. de Jong, C. Roos, T. Terlaky, 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, and has until now mostly been treated by heuristic optimization methods like simulated annealing. This paper evalutes the performance of state-of-the-art nonlinear programming routines on this problem, and compare results with available heuristic solutions.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft
Number of pages26
Volume94
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 1994

Publication series

NameReports of the Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics
PublisherDelft University of Technology
ISSN (Print)0922-5641

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Nuclear reactors
Reactor cores
Integer programming
Nonlinear programming
Simulated annealing
Heuristics
Mixed integer programming

Keywords

  • loading patterns
  • nonlinear mixed integer programming
  • reactor cores
  • fuel bundles

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de Klerk, E., Illes, T., de Jong, A. J., Roos, C., Terlaky, T., Valko, J., & Hoogenboom, J. E. (1994). Optimization of Nuclear Reactor Reloading Patterns. (Reports of the Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics). Delft.
de Klerk, E. ; Illes, T. ; de Jong, A.J. ; Roos, C. ; Terlaky, T. ; Valko, J. ; Hoogenboom, J.E. / Optimization of Nuclear Reactor Reloading Patterns. Delft, 1994. 26 p. (Reports of the Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics).
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Delft, 1994. 26 p. (Reports of the Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics).

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