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Pressurized water reactor in-core nuclear fuel management by tabu search

Hill, NJ and Parks, GT (2015) Pressurized water reactor in-core nuclear fuel management by tabu search. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 75. pp. 64-71. ISSN 0306-4549

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Optimization of the arrangement of fuel assemblies and burnable poisons when reloading pressurized water reactors has, in the past, been performed with many different algorithms in an attempt to make reactors more economic and fuel efficient. The use of the tabu search algorithm in tackling reload core design problems is investigated further here after limited, but promising, previous investigations. The performance of the tabu search implementation developed was compared with established genetic algorithm and simulated annealing optimization routines. Tabu search outperformed these existing programs for a number of different objective functions on two different representative core geometries. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Energy
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:05
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