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Refueling in nuclear engineering: the FUELCON project

Refueling in nuclear engineering: the FUELCON project

Nissan, Ephraim and Galperin, Alex (1998) Refueling in nuclear engineering: the FUELCON project. Computers in Industry, 37 (1). pp. 43-54. ISSN 0166-3615 (doi:

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Over a time span of almost a decade, the FUELCON project in nuclear engineering has led to a fully functional expert system and spawned sequel projects. Its task is in-core fuel management, also called `refueling', i.e., good fuel-allocation for reloading the core of a given nuclear reactor, for a given operation cycle. The task is crucial for keeping down operation costs at nuclear power plants. Fuel comes in different types and is positioned in a grid representing the core of a reactor. The tool is useful for practitioners but also helps the expert in the domain to test his or her rules of thumb and to discover new ones.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Accepted: 5 January 1998. [2] Available online: 29 July 1998. [3] Published in print: 30 June 1998.
Uncontrolled Keywords: FUELCON project, in-core fuel management, nuclear engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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