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Nuclear reprocessing: a simulation metamodelling approach

Onggo, Stephan and Jennings, Paul (2012) Nuclear reprocessing: a simulation metamodelling approach. In: Proceedings of the 6th Operation Research Society Simulation Workshop. Operational Research Society, pp. 10-18.

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Abstract

Sellafield Ltd is looking to improve the performance of the Magnox Reprocessing plant. To support the improvement programme The National Nuclear Laboratory was asked to use the existing simulation model to understand the impact of individual projects and the combined programme of proposed changes on a performance target. Historically, the approach to identifying a suitable portfolio of improvements has been through experience with the model and then a process of trial and error running the simulation model until the required performance target is met. This is time consuming and limits responsiveness to customer requirements. This paper reports our initial findings on the use of response surface methodology to develop simulation-based metamodel using smaller data sets. The results indicates that these type of metamodels can produce a good estimate for the mean and standard deviation of the performance target.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear ; simulation ; metamodel
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 53244
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2012 09:52
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53244

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