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Constructive heuristics for the canister filling problem

Gašper Žerovnik () and Janez Žerovnik ()

Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2011, vol. 19, issue 3, 371-389

Abstract: The canister filling problem arises when optimizing the spent nuclear fuel repository in hard rock. It is shown the problem is NP-hard. Constructive heuristics followed by remove and reinsert local optimization are considered. Additionally, some theoretical insight on the algorithm operation is provided. Several variants of the algorithm are compared on random and realistic datasets. The obtained results have shown that constructive heuristics give satisfactory results for both random and realistic input data, although there is still some room for improvements. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2011

Keywords: Combinatorial optimization; Canister filling problem; Cardinality constrained bin packing; Spent nuclear fuel; Remove and reinsert heuristics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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