Economics at your fingertips  

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
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... search/journal/10100

DOI: 10.1007/s10100-010-0164-5

Access Statistics for this article

Central European Journal of Operations Research is currently edited by Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger

More articles in Central European Journal of Operations Research from Springer, Slovak Society for Operations Research, Hungarian Operational Research Society, Czech Society for Operations Research, Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR), Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research, Croatian Operational Research Society
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

Page updated 2020-04-23
Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:19:y:2011:i:3:p:371-389