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NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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President's Profile Steven Arndt: Prioritizing participation and advocacy
Steven Arndt began his one-year term last month as president of the American Nuclear Society, bringing the same high level of energy, investment, and action he has exhibited throughout his career. Reflecting on a life spent improving nuclear safety and technology, he notes that it’s not just the work; it’s also about the people and building connections and relationships. Arndt fondly recalls Peter Lyons, former NRC commissioner, assistant secretary of energy for nuclear energy, and ANS board member who passed away in April 2021. “I have been incredibly lucky to know and work with some great people in our field, and almost to a person they have been like Pete Lyons,” Arndt said. “They have been gregarious, outgoing, and supportive.”
The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Virtual Meeting
Technical Session|Sponsored by Advanced Modeling Applications
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|3:50–5:30PM (4:50–6:30PM EST)
Cenk Guler (Westinghouse)
Brenden Mervin (EPRI)
Scott Palmtag (NCSU)
Joseph Coale (NC State Univ.)
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Applications of VERA for Improvement in NRC Methods
Matthew A. Jessee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Andrew M. Ward (University of Michigan), Andrew Godfrey (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
The Future of VERA at EPRI and Potential Impacts on the Commercial Fleet
Brenden T. Mervin (Electric Power Research Institute), Erik V. Mader (Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)), Robert S. Daum (Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI))
VERA Applications and Commercial Deployment at Westinghouse
Vefa N. Kucukboyaci (Westinghouse Electric Co.), Fausto Franceschini (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC), Zach McDaniel (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC), Zeses E. Karoutas (Westinghouse Electric Company), Yixing Sung (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC), Robert Brewster (Self)
Use of VERA to Improve Baffle/Reflector Data Generation for the Westinghouse Core Design Code System
Baocheng Zhang (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC), Aaron M. Graham (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Fausto Franceschini (Westinghouse Mangiarotti), Andrew Godfrey (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
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