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Title: Market-Based and System-Wide Fuel Cycle Optimization

This work introduces automated optimization into fuel cycle simulations in the Cyclus platform. This includes system-level optimizations, seeking a deployment plan that optimizes the performance over the entire transition, and market-level optimization, seeking an optimal set of material trades at each time step. These concepts were introduced in a way that preserves the flexibility of the Cyclus fuel cycle framework, one of its most important design principles.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1363866
Report Number(s):
DOE-UW--0000673
DOE Contract Number:
NE0000673
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING nuclear fuel cycles; optimization; agent-based simulation