Optimal scheduling for the decommissioning of nuclear sites

Bold, Matthew and Boyacı, Burak and Goerigk, Marc and Kirkbride, Christopher (2019) Optimal scheduling for the decommissioning of nuclear sites. In: 2nd IMA and OR Society Conference on Mathematics of Operational Research, 2019-04-252019-04-26, Aston University (Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7DU, UK).

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Abstract

With production having come to an end at the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria, focus is now turning to its decommissioning, and the safe clean-up of legacy nuclear waste. The decommissioning project is expect to take in excess of 100 years to complete and cost over $90 billion. Given the large scale and complexity of this project, it is crucial that each task is systematically choreographed according to a carefully designed master schedule, determining both the start time, and duration of each activity, in order to reduce the project completion time. We show how this scheduling problem can be formulated as a continuous time/resource trade-off problem with a single renewably constrained resource, and subsequently propose a heuristic approach to constructing such a master schedule.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Other)
Journal or Publication Title: 2nd IMA and OR Society Conference on Mathematics of Operational Research
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 136064
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2019 08:40
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 00:55
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136064

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