Application of genetic algorithm to optimize burnable poison placement in pressurized water reactors

@inproceedings{Yilmaz2005ApplicationOG,
  title={Application of genetic algorithm to optimize burnable poison placement in pressurized water reactors},
  author={Serkan Yilmaz and Kostadin Ivanov and Samuel Levine},
  booktitle={GECCO},
  year={2005}
}
An efficient and a practical genetic algorithm tool was developed and applied successfully to Burnable Poisons (BPs) placement optimization problem in the reference Three Mile Island-1 (TMI-1) core. Core BP optimization problem means developing a BP loading map for a given core loading configuration that minimizes the total Gadolinium (Gd) amount in the core without violating any design constraints. The number of UO2/Gd2O3 pins and Gd2O3 concentrations for each fresh fuel location in the core… CONTINUE READING

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