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NEA-0441 KPD.

KPD, Time-Dependent Fuel Cycle Cost Calculation for Various Reactor Types

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  KPD.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
KPD NEA-0441/02 Tested 01-APR-1976

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0441/02 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
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3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

Fuel cycle cost calculation for different types of reactors.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

For each operating cycle, all expenditures and revenues are calculated and discounted to the beginning of the cycle (present worth method) yielding the fuel cycle cost for that particular cycle. The method gives time dependent costs starting with the initial core and ending with the equilibirium phase. Each fuel charge handled in the in-core and out-of-pile fuel management is treated separately.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maximum number of:
                  - simultaneously handled in-core charges - 200
                  - simultaneously handled out-of-pile charges - 40
                  - fuel types with different cost data - 10
                  - operating cycles - 150
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  80 charges, 10 cycles need 6.6 sec CPU on IBM  370/165.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Possibility to run in conjunction with reactor physics burn-up code VSOP and to utilize depletion and  fuel management data as they are produced and to perform lifetime averaged  fuel cycle optimization from these.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:  Utilizes physics data from VSOP reactor code system.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0441/02 01-APR-1976 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- U. Hansen:
  'KPD Present Worth Fuel Cycle Calculation Method and Codes.'
  DPR 811 and JUEL-904-RG (1972).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

IBM 360 and 370 systems with 120 kbytes. In connection with VSOP data, one magnetic tape or disk storage is required.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0441/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM OR MONITOR UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  IBM
370/OS, IBM 360/OS.
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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:    U. Hansen, OECD DRAGON Project.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0441/02
File name File description Records
NEA0441_02.002 SOURCE PROGRAM (F4) EBCDIC 1896
NEA0441_02.003 SAMPLE PROBLEM INPUT DATA (CASE 1) 31
NEA0441_02.004 SAMPLE PROBLEM INPUT DATA (CASE 2) 451
NEA0441_02.005 SAMPLE PROBLEM PRINTED OUTPUT (CASE 1) 295
NEA0441_02.006 SAMPLE PROBLEM PRINTED OUTPUT (CASE 2) 994
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: cost, fuel cycle, fuel management, present worth method.