Nuclear fuel cycle optimization: Methods and modelling techniques

Pekka Silvennoinen

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Optimization: Methods and Modelling Techniques discusses applicable methods for analysis of fuel cycle logistics and optimization and evaluation of the economics of various reactor strategies. The opening chapter covers the nuclear fuel cycle, while the next chapter tackles uranium supply and demand. Chapter 3 discusses basic model of the light water reactor (LWR). The fourth chapter talks about the resolution of uncertainties, and the fifth chapter discusses the assessment of proliferation risks. Chapter 6 covers multigoal optimization, while Chapter 7 deals with the generalized fuel cycle models. The eighth chapter covers reactor strategy calculations, whereas the last chapter discusses interface with energy strategy. The book will appeal to students of energy economics or of nuclear engineering.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPergamon Press
Number of pages138
ISBN (Print)978-1-4831-4554-9
Publication statusPublished - 1982
MoE publication typeD5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary


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