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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022|3:30–5:15PM EDT|Brighton III/IV
Jean-Christophe C. Sublet
John D. Bess
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Particle Swarm Optimization for Group Structure Optimization for Radiotherapy Shielding
Oluwadamilola Fasina (LANL), Thomas Saller (LANL)
Calculation of Neutron Flux Spectra of the VVER-1000 Mock-up Shielding Benchmark with Monte Carlo Code MCS Utilizing Mesh-Based Weight Window
Fathurrahman Setiawan (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Nhan Nguyen Trong Mai (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Yunki Jo (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Deokjung Lee (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology)
An Iron Evaluation Story: From TALYS Model Parameters to Validation on the ASPIS Benchmark with the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4®
Valeria Raffuzzi (Univ. Cambridge), Jean-Christophe Sublet (IAEA), Cedric Jouanne (CEA), Arjan Koning (IAEA), Dimitri Rochman (PSI)
Benchmarking of ENDF/B-VIII.0 Cross Sections for LWR Ex-Core Transport Applications
Greg A. Fischer (Westinghouse Electric Co. )
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