Accession Number : AD0616514

Title :   THE SEPARATION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES BY GASEOUS DIFFUSION: A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fort,D. M.

Report Date : 02 FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The model depicted concerns an idealized version of the gaseous diffusion process in steady-state operation. Three types of relations are taken into account: (a) material balance within the plant, (b) the scale of plant required to generate given material flows, and (c) the irreversible nature of the gaseous diffusion process. The principal intended contribution of this paper is in suggesting the importance of the last consideration in certain applications, and in describing a way to handle it via linear programming. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*URANIUM, ISOTOPE SEPARATION), (*GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GAS FLOW, NUCLEAR REACTORS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE