Forward dynamic programming is used to optimize two-rod-bank withdrawal policies for a large boiling water reactor. The core is represented by an infinite lattice with the axial power and void distributions modeled by consistent power-void profiles, and the axial burnup state modeled by a three-term Fourier series. Optimal policies are based on power peaking criteria; these are found to vary greatly with different rod withdrawal policies and to change drastically with increasing burnup.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||[No source information available]|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1973|
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