In nuclear power plant construction scheduling, a project is generally defined by its dependent preparation time, the time required for construction, and its reactor installation time. The issues of multiple construction teams and multiple reactor installation teams are considered. In this paper, a hierarchical particle swarm optimization algorithm is proposed to solve the nuclear power plant construction scheduling problem and minimize the occurrence of projects failing to achieve deliverables within applicable due times and deadlines.
Chen, S. K., Ti, Y. W., & Tsai, K. Y. (2016). Nuclear power plant construction scheduling problem with time restrictions: A particle swarm optimization approach. Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2150692