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2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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NCSU’s advanced research reactor study to be funded by state
North Carolina’s fiscal year 2024 budget for the state has allocated $3 million for North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, to conduct a study to assess the feasibility for the establishment of an advanced nuclear research reactor.
Technical Session|Sponsored by FCWMD
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM PDT|Santa Monica
Kaushik Banerjee (PNNL)
Christina Leggett (Booz Allen Hamilton/ARPA-E)
The inventory of spent fuel located at independent spent fuel storage installations across the US continues to increase. An understanding of the technical aspects of spent fuel storage is important as the U.S. seeks to manage this inventory. Additionally, the eventual transport of spent fuel to either a consolidated interim storage facility or a permanent disposal facility must also be well understood. This session covers all aspects of spent fuel storage and transportation, including routing of transportation casks and the design and manufacture of storage and/or transportation casks.
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Route Readiness Elements in a Large-Scale Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation System
Kevin J. Connolly (ORNL), Lauren S. Rodman (PNNL), Matthew R. Feldman (PNNL)
Conceptual Design of Additive Manufacturing Based Honeycomb Geometry for Impact Limiters
Michael Smith (Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte), Sven Bader (Orano), Brad Crotts (Orano), Yesim Sireli (Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte)
Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Dry Storage Canisters of Spent Nuclear Fuels
Bryant Kanies (NCSU), Ilia Ivanov (ORNL), Mohamed Bourham (NCSU), Cheng Sun (INL), Ge Yang (NCSU)
A Study of Microstructural Evolution and Indentation Characteristics in Laser Shock Peened AISI 304L Stainless Steel
Sesily Stewart (Univ. Idaho), Indrajit Charit (Univ. Idaho), Merbin John (Univ. Nevada, Reno), Alessandro Ralls (Univ. Nevada, Reno), Manoranjan Misra (Univ. Nevada, Reno), Pradeep L. Menezes (Univ. Nevada, Reno)
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