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Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
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Complaint filed with FERC over Grand Gulf management
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), the New Orleans City Council, and the Arkansas Public Service Commission on March 2 filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Entergy Corporation, seeking damages of more than $360 million for what they term the utility’s “imprudent operation” of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant.
Located in Port Gibson, Miss., Grand Gulf is a single-unit plant with a 1,433-MWe boiling water reactor. The unit, which entered commercial operation in 1985, supplies power to customers of Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Arkansas, and Entergy New Orleans.
The PE Nuclear Exam Preparation Module Program is a video-based preparation tool aimed at those studying to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam in Nuclear Engineering. The modules are instructional with occasional worked example problems, and an overview of each module's contents is given as a list of Learning Objectives at the end of the video.
The module program is organized according to the four specification areas (listed in the downloadable exam specification) that make up the PE Nuclear exam, plus a general area that provides background information that may be applicable to multiple areas:
Notice: This program is under construction. The Contents listing below is tentative but gives an approximation of the material covered by the program. Users may purchase segments of the program one specification area at a time, once each becomes available.
Every effort has been made to make these videos as time-insensitive as possible. However, certain references (most notably the PE Nuclear Reference Handbook) are living documents that undergo frequent updates. All figure numbers, table numbers, page numbers, etc., are accurate as of the time of production, but please be aware that such references may change over time. If you spot an error, please notify us.
A list of contributors can be found on the project credits page. More resources for prospective exam takers can be found on the PE Nuclear Exam Preparation page.
Prior to purchase, you can view a list of Learning Objectives to see what material is covered in each module.