Genetic Algorithm for the Localization of Defective Fuel Assemblies in the BN-600 Reactor Core
The article considers the problem of determining the location of the fuel assemblies with leaky fuel rods in the reactor BN-600. The problem is solved by the method of neutron flux tilting at the operating reactor. Perturbations of the neutron field in the motion of control rods can be approximated by using a radial-basis neural network. A genetic algorithm for the localization of defective fuel assemblies is proposed.