Light Water Reactor Fuel Cycle Optimization: Theory Versus Practice

  • Thomas J. Downar
  • Alexander Sesonske
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology book series (ANST, volume 20)


In the thirty years of electrical energy generation from nuclear power, there has been much research into the most efficient manner of utilizing the reactor fuel. Researchers have published over a hundred journal articles, theses, and topical reports on light water reactor fuel cycle optimization*. These have addressed many of the important questions in such optimization from the single and multi-cycle perspective.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Downar
    • 1
  • Alexander Sesonske
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Nuclear EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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