Application of Ant Colony Optimization Approach to Severe Accident Management Measures of Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
C8-1 Advanced Design Features for Severe Accident Mitigation including Combustion and Fires

Chih-Ming Tsai (Institute of Nuclear Energy Research)
Shih-Jen Wang (Institute of Nuclear Energy Research)


The first three guidelines in the Maanshan SAMG were respectively evaluated for the effects in the SBO incident. The MAAP5 code was used to simulate the sequence of events and physical phenomena in the plant. The results show that the priority optimization should be carried out at two separated scenarios, i.e. the power recovered prior or after hot-leg creep rupture. The performance indices in the ant colony optimization could be the vessel life and the hydrogen generation from core for ant colony optimization.

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