Accession Number : AD0606605

Title :   A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL OF THE GASEOUSDIFFUSION ISOTOPE-SEPARATION PROCESS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fort,Donald

Report Date : 12 DEC 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The purpose of the paper is to show how the gaseous diffusion process for separating uranium isotopes may be treated as a linear programming model. The model is developed by the theoretical or engineering approach, as opposed to empirical methods based on statistical analysis of observations. The model may be useful in the economic analysis of complicated systems involving various feedbacks between gaseous diffusion plant, neclear reactors, and other facilities involved in the production of nuclear materials and nuclear power. The paper is in three parts. First is a brief description of the physical separation process. Next it is shown how the physical relationships may be translated into linear programming terms. Finally it is briefly indicated how the linear programming model of the gaseous diffusion separation process may enter into larger models of the nuclear materials and power industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ISOTOPE SEPARATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION), NUCLEAR REACTORS, REACTOR FUELS, URANIUM, PURIFICATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE