Assessment modeling for the evaluation of plutonium as an energy resource is stressed, and generic mathematical model forms are outlined. Representative necessary objective functions are developed. Constraints and assumptions are listed. An example involving present-day light water reactor technology is demonstrated. Technical, environmental, and political implications are drawn. Specific new directions for analysis are suggested. The position of the boundary of government control and responsibility -- the government exclusion fence -- is shown to be a critical, but overlooked, constraint. Existing governmental uranium stockpiles may be an unmentioned, though important, constraint.
Kurstedt, Harold A. Jr. and Nachlas, Joel A., "Plutonium Assessment Modeling -- Government Policy, Non-Proliferation, and the Government Fence" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 288, pp. 270-279.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Nuclear Energy & Power
© 1977 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.
13 Oct 1977