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Title: Core loading pattern optimization of thorium fueled heavy water breeder reactor using genetic algorithm

Abstract

In this work genetic algorithm was proposed to solve fuel loading pattern optimization problem in thorium fueled heavy water reactor. The objective function of optimization was to maximize the conversion ratio and minimize power peaking factor. Those objectives were simultaneously optimized using non-dominated Pareto-based population ranking optimal method. Members of non-dominated population were assigned selection probabilities based on their rankings in a manner similar to Baker's single criterion ranking selection procedure. A selected non-dominated member was bred through simple mutation or one-point crossover process to produce a new member. The genetic algorithm program was developed in FORTRAN 90 while neutronic calculation and analysis was done by COREBN code, a module of core burn-up calculation for SRAC. (authors)

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Dept. of Applied Science Engineering, Faculty Tokai Univ., Kanagawa-ken, Hiratsuka-shi Kitakaname 4-1-1 (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Nuclear Society, 555 North Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22107769
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP '12: 2012 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, Chicago, IL (United States), 24-28 Jun 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France; 24 refs.; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP '12| 2799 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ALGORITHMS; BREEDER REACTORS; BURNUP; COMPUTER CODES; CONVERSION RATIO; FORTRAN; HEAVY WATER; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; OPTIMIZATION; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR FUELING; THORIUM

Citation Formats

Soewono, C. N., and Takaki, N. Core loading pattern optimization of thorium fueled heavy water breeder reactor using genetic algorithm. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Soewono, C. N., & Takaki, N. Core loading pattern optimization of thorium fueled heavy water breeder reactor using genetic algorithm. United States.
Soewono, C. N., and Takaki, N. Sun . "Core loading pattern optimization of thorium fueled heavy water breeder reactor using genetic algorithm". United States.
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