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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Belgium’s nuclear phaseout begins
Unit 3 at the Doel nuclear power plant has become Belgium’s first reactor to be permanently shuttered, in keeping with that nation’s nuclear phaseout policy. The 1,006-MWe pressurized water reactor, which began commercial operation in October 1982, was removed from service last Friday at 9:31 p.m. (local time).
Belgium’s nuclear reactor fleet now consists of six operating units: Doel-1, -2, and -4 and Tihange-1, -2, and -3. Next on the retirement list is Tihange-2, scheduled to be shut down in February 2023.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022|3:30–5:15PM EDT|Ellwood
Paul Romano (ANL)
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Variance Analysis of the Coupling of Thermal-Hydraulics and Point Kinetics with Stochastic Noise Term Modeling Dynamic Monte Carlo Behavior for Later Use in GUARDYAN
Tamás Hajas (Budapest Univ. Technology and Economics), Gábor Tolnai (Budapest Univ. Technology and Economics), Dávid Légrády (Budapest Univ. Technology and Economics)
Improving the Variance in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations with Adaptive Multilevel Splitting
Kévin Fröhlicher (IRSN), Eric Dumonteil (CEA), Loic Thulliez (CEA), Julien Taforeau (IRSN), Mariya Brovchenko (IRSN)
Monte Carlo Source Convergence Acceleration with Multi-Group Inactive Cycles
Valeria Raffuzzi (Univ. Cambridge), Lee Morgan (AWE), Eugene Shwageraus (Univ. Cambridge), Paul Cosgrove (Univ. Cambridge)
Reactor Period Calculations by Monte Carlo Methods: Analysis of the SPERT III E-Core Reactivity Excursions
R. Hourcade (CEA), A. Jinaphanh (CEA), A. Zoia (CEA)
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