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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Matthew Denman: On Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Probabilistic risk assessment is a systematic methodology for evaluating risks associated with a complex engineered technology such as nuclear energy. PRA risk is defined in terms of possible detrimental outcomes of an activity or action, and as such, risk is characterized by three quantities: what can go wrong, the likelihood of the problem, and the resulting consequences of the problem.
Matthew Denman is principal engineer for reliability engineering at Kairos Power and the chair of the American Nuclear Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management’s Subcommittee of Standards Development. As a college student at the University of Florida, Denman took a course on PRA but didn’t enjoy it, because he did not see its connection to the nuclear power industry. Later, during his Ph.D. study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his advisor was Neil Todreas, a well-known thermal hydraulics expert. Todreas was working on a project with George Apostolakis, who would leave MIT to become a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project, “Risk Informing the Design of the Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor,” was a multi-university effort funded through a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) grant. Todreas and Apostolakis were joined in this project by a who’s who of nuclear academia, including Andy Kadak (MIT, ANS past president [1999–2000]), Mike Driscoll (MIT), Mike Golay (MIT), Mike Lineberry (Idaho State University, former ANS treasurer), Rich Denning (Ohio State University), and Tunc Aldemir (Ohio State University).
Technical Session|Sponsored by OPD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)|2
Catherine M. Prat (*Westinghouse Electric Co.)
W. Neal Mann (The University of Texas at Austin)
Paul LaTour (American Nuclear Society)
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An Overview of the Integrated Energy System Investigation of the Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, Tennessee, Facility
Michael S. Greenwood (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Whitney Tharp (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Mike Muhlheim (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Bob Zhang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Randy Belles (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Mike Poore (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Riley Cumberland (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Jordan Rader (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Askin G. Yigitoglu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Echo State Networks for Renewable Energy Forecasting
Kathryn D. Huff (University of Illinois), Sam Dotson (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Development of a Tool for Evaluating Nuclear Integrated Energy Systems Profitability For Existing Reactors
James Richards (University of Idaho), R. A. Borrelli (University of Idaho)
Low-Carbon Power for Government Installations using Nuclear Micro-Reactors
Michael Corradini (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Paul P. Wilson (University of Wisconsin - Madison), James Parke (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Antara Khadria (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Danjing Lei (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Ryan M. Dailey (University of Wisconsin Madison)
Preliminary Economic Evaluation of Hydrogen Co-Generation at a Nuclear Power Plant in a Regulated Market
Lane T. Knighton (Idaho National Laboratory), Daniel S. Wendt (Idaho National Laboratory), Cristian Rabiti (Idaho National Laboratory), Abdalla Abou-Jaoude (Idaho National Laboratory)
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