Arrielle C. Opotowsky

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As nuclear power expands, technical, economic, political, and environmental analyses of nuclear fuel cycles by simulators increase in importance. To date, however, current tools are often fleet-based rather than discrete and restrictively licensed rather than open source. Each of these choices presents a challenge to modeling fidelity, generality,(More)
The current state of nuclear fuel cycle simulation exists in highly customized form. Satisfying a wide range of users requires model modularity within such a tool. Cyclus is a fuel cycle simulator specifically designed to combat the lack of adaptability of previous generations of simulators. This is accomplished through an agent-based infrastructure and(More)
As nuclear power expands, technical, economic, political, and environmental analyses of nuclear fuel cycles by simulators increase in importance. To date, however, current tools are often fleet-based rather than discrete and privately distributed rather than open source. Each of these choices presents a challenge to modeling fidelity, generality,(More)
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