OPTIMAL CONTROL ROD POLICIES FOR AN OPERATING CYCLE OF A SIMULATED BOILING WATER REACTOR CORE.

B. Snyder*, E. E. Lewis

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-88
Number of pages33
Journal[No source information available]
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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