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Operations & Power
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.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Belgium mulls life extension for more reactors
The Belgian government is exploring the idea of extending the operational life of its three oldest reactors by two years, a variety of news outlets are reporting.
Those reactors—Units 1 and 2 at the Doel facility and Unit 1 at Tihange, sporting a combined capacity of 1,852 MWe—were slated to be permanently shuttered in 2025 in keeping with the country’s nuclear phase-out policy.
Technical Session|Transient Fuel Behavior and Safety Related Issues
Monday, October 10, 2022|10:15–11:55AM EDT|Adagio/Allegro
Jinzhao Zhang (Tractabel)
Michelle Bales (NEA)
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NRC's Research Information Letter on Fuel Fragmentation, Relocation and Dispersal
James Corson (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission), Alice Chung (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission), Lucas Kyriazidis (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission), Michelle Bales (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency)
Experimental Study of the Effect of Neighboring Rods in Fuel Cladding Deformation Under LOCA Conditions
Cristina Dominguez (IRSN), Pauline Lacote (IRSN), Alice Viretto (IRSN), Stéphane Charbaut (IRSN), Georges Repetto (IRSN)
Fragmentation Behavior of Cr2O3-Doped UO2 Pellets with Controlled Microstructure Under Prototypical LOCA and RIA Thermal Transient
Dong Zhao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Kun Yang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Andre Broussard (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Heng Ban (Univ. Pittsburgh), Jie Lian (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
On the Role of Microstructure on the Burst Properties of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened FeCrAl Alloys During Simulated Loss-of-Coolant Accident Conditions
Caleb P. Massey (ORNL), Kenneth A. Kane (ORNL), Ryan T. Sweet (ORNL), Samuel B. Bell (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville), Andrew T. Nelson (ORNL)
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