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May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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The blossoming of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada
The United States and Canadian nuclear industries used to be an example of how two independent teams of engineers facing an identical problem—making electricity from uranium—could come up with completely different answers. In the 1950s, Canada began designing a reactor with tubes, heavy water, and natural uranium, while in the U.S. it was big pots of light water and enriched uranium.
But 80 years later, there is a remarkable convergence. The North American push for a new generation of nuclear reactors, mostly small modular reactors (SMRs), is becoming binational, with U.S. and Canadian companies seeking markets and regulatory certification on both sides of the border and in many cases sourcing key components in the other country.
Thursday, April 8, 2021|11:45AM–1:00PM EDT
Maria N. Avramova
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Jacob Weinberg (NCSU)
This workshop gives an overview of the advanced thermal-hydraulic sub-channel code CTF and its nuclear fuel rod solver CTFFuel. The code is used for steady state and transient design and safety analyses of current and advanced nuclear reactors. CTF is also the thermal-hydraulic component of the CASL-developed Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) core simulator used for thermal feedback and prediction of thermal-hydraulic safety parameters. The international CTF users’ group has currently more than 60 member-organizations from different countries including industry, regulation, national labs, consulting companies, research institutes and academia.
The theory and physics models of CTF/CTFFuel will be presented first, followed by an interactive real-time demonstration on how to build fuel assembly and core models, execute the code in a serial and a parallel mode, and post process the results using different available tools.
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