Optimization of Minor Actinides Initial Loading in Accelerator-Driven Transmutation Facility

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Optimization-based approach is developed in this paper in order to obtain the best combinations of long-lived transuranic isotopes charge to the subcritical reactor driven by accelerator. The most important isotopes were selected and nonlinear dynamic system for their concentration change is constructed. The solution of this dynamic system calculated at the end of operation time determines the radioactivity of the unloaded fuel. The goal of optimization is to reduce its total radiological impact by varying the initial nuclide densities, taking into account the physical constraints on subcriticality of reactor core. The problem is treated as nonlinear constrained programming, for which optimization algorithm based on quasi-Newton methods is suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 European Control Conference (ECC)
Place of PublicationSaint Petersburg
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783907144022
ISBN (Print)9781728188133
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2020
EventEuropean Control Conference - Санкт-Петербург
Duration: 12 May 202015 May 2020


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference
Abbreviated titleECC
CountryRussian Federation
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