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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Neutron noise monitoring during plant operation expedites flexure replacement at Salem-1
The nuclear industry has historically relied on intermittent ultrasonic test and visual inspections of pressurized water reactor components to identify and manage degradation. While this reactive approach has proven to be effective, imagine a scenario in which the degradation could propagate throughout the reactor internals, making a more proactive measure necessary to avoid a major enterprise risk to the plant. Could a utility identify the onset of degradation within the reactor internals during plant operation? If so, could a repair be developed prior to the next refueling outage to prevent additional, cascading degradation? That is exactly the situation that Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Westinghouse engineers were able to navigate over the course of the 2019–2020 operating cycle at Salem Unit 1, resulting in a tremendous success for the plant and a historic landmark in the nuclear industry, while earning the team a 2021 Nuclear Energy Institute Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by MCD
Monday, June 14, 2021|2:15–4:00PM (3:15–5:00PM EDT)
Nicholas A. Gentile
Brian C. Kiedrowski
Janice Lindegard (ANS)
The Current Issues in Computational Methods Roundtable will present five researchers who will give talks on several aspects of upcoming developments and challenges in code development and entertain audience questions. Points of emphasis will be the opportunities and demands of new machine architectures for Monte Carlo and Deterministic transport, applications of AI to high energy density science, and computational challenges for the nuclear sector.
Speakers and titles:
Erin Davis (LANL) "PARTISN: Enabling a 20th century Fortran transport code to meet 21st century"
Kelli Humbird (LLNL) “Cognitive simulations for inertial confinement fusion”
Alicia Klinvex (NNL) “Accelerating Transport Codes on Newer Architectures”
Rachel Slaybaugh (UCB) “Optimal Operations of Advanced Reactors: how do we get there?”
John Tramm (ANL) "More than a port: challenges in GPU-based MC and MOC particle transport"
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