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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|Sponsored by MCD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)
Robert E. Grove
Brian C. Kiedrowski
Janice Lindegard (ANS)
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Direct Computation and Moment-Based Reconstruction of Neutron Multiplicity Distributions
Jawad R. Moussa (Univ. of New Mexico), Anil K. Prinja (Univ. of New Mexico)
Perturbation-Theory-Based Sensitivity Analysis of Prompt Neutron Decay Constant for Water-Only System
Tomohiro Endo (Nagoya Univ.), Akihiro Noguchi (Nagoya Univ.), Akio Yamamoto (Nagoya Univ.), Kenichi Tada (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Manufactured Solutions for Nonlinear, Coupled Neutronics-Thermalhydraulics Problems for Code Verification
Aya Hamdy Hegazy (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Rizwan-uddin (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Convergent Transport Source Iteration Calculations with Quasi-Monte Carlo
Samuel Pasmann (Univ. of Notre Dame), Ilham Variansyah (Univ. of Notre Dame), Ryan G. McClarren (Univ. of Notre Dame)
Diffusion Theory for Inhomogeneous Neutron Transport Problems in Slab Geometry
Dean Wang (Ohio State Univ.)
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