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NEA-0373 BEST-4.
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NEA-0373 BEST-4.

BEST-4, Fuel Cycle and Cost Optimization for Discrete Power Levels

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  BEST-4.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
BEST-4 NEA-0373/01 Tested 01-JUL-1973

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0373/01 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
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3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

Determination of optimal power strategy for a fuel cycle, for discrete power levels and n temporal  stages, taking into account replacement energy costs and derating.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:  Dynamic programming.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Restrictions may arise from number of power levels and temporal stages, due to machine limitations.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

One minute for a problem with 20 temporal stages and 10 power levels.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES: UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:  SPES.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0373/01 01-JUL-1973 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

REFERENCES.
- P. Civita, P. Fornaciari, T. Mazzanti:
  'Optimal Operational Strategy in Nuclear Fuel Management'
  Nuclear Technology, Vol.14 (May 1972).
NEA-0373/01, included references:
- BEST-4 - Optimization of Nuclear Power Plant Operation by the
  Modern Techniques of System Engineering
  0.02/12/70 (November 1970) + Attachment No.1
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS: 64k main storage.
Line printer.
Drum.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0373/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM OR MONITOR UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  EXEC VIII.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

ANY OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR: ENEL-CPN
Viale Regina Margherita 137
00198 Rome
Italy.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0373/01
File name File description Records
NEA0373_01.001 SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN) 1208
NEA0373_01.002 DD CARD+SAMPLE INPUT 26
NEA0373_01.003 SAMPLE OUTPUT 131
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: cost, fuel cycle, fuel management, reactor operation.