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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)
Graeme M. West
Jamie B. Coble
Ashley Jiminian (ANS)
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Automated Image Stitching of Down Channel Nuclear Reactor Fuel Channel Inspection Footage
Michael Devereux (Univ. of Strathclyde), Paul Murray (Univ. of Strathclyde), Graeme West (Univ. of Strathclyde)
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An Innovative Crack Detection Algorithm to Support Automated Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Cores
Efstathios Branikas (Univ. of Strathclyde), Paul Murray (Univ. of Strathclyde), Graeme West (Univ. of Strathclyde)
Machine Learning of Flash Thermography Images for Detection of Early Stage Fatigue in Martensitic Steel
Xin Zhang (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jafar Saniie (Illinois Institute of Technology), Thiago Seuaciuc-Osorio (Electric Power Research Institute), Sasan Bakhtiari (ANL), Alexander Heifetz (ANL)
Gaussian Process Ensemble for Corrosion Modeling and Prediction in Molten Salt Reactors
Elizabeth Sooby (Univ. of Texas San Antonio), Miltiadis Alamaniotis (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), Alexander Heifetz (ANL)
Automated Generation of Training Dataset for Crack Detection in Nuclear Power Plant Components
Zhouxiang Fei (Univ. of Strathclyde), Graeme M. West (Univ. of Strathclyde), Paul Murray (Univ. of Strathclyde), Gordon Dobie (Univ. of Strathclyde)
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