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A method for VVER-1000 fuel rearrangement optimization taking into account both fuel cladding durability and burnup

Pelykh, SN and Maksimov, MV and Parks, GT (2013) A method for VVER-1000 fuel rearrangement optimization taking into account both fuel cladding durability and burnup. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 257. pp. 53-60. ISSN 0029-5493

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Abstract

A method for VVER-1000 fuel rearrangement optimization that takes into account both cladding durability and fuel burnup and which is suitable for any regime of normal reactor operation has been established. The main stages involved in solving the problem of fuel rearrangement optimization are discussed in detail. Using the proposed fuel rearrangement efficiency criterion, a simple example VVER-1000 fuel rearrangement optimization problem is solved under deterministic and uncertain conditions. It is shown that the deterministic and robust (in the face of uncertainty) solutions of the rearrangement optimization problem are similar in principle, but the robust solution is, as might be anticipated, more conservative. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:12
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2012.12.022