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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S.
A seminal new report by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council and E4 Carolinas has identified the significant economic impact of the nuclear industry within the southeastern United States. The report, The Economic Impact of the Nuclear Industry in the Southeast United States, provides a baseline for future research into the crucial role nuclear power plants play in shaping regional economies and facilitating the shift to clean energy.
The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Virtual Meeting
Technical Session|Sponsored by Advanced Modeling Applications
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|2:40–4:20PM EST
Fausto Francescini (Westinghouse)
David Kropaczek (ORNL)
Scott Palmtag (NCSU)
William Dawn (NC State Univ.)
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Naval Nuclear Laboratory / CASL Collaborations
Brian N. Aviles (Naval Nuclear Laboratory - KAPL), Daniel J. Kelly (BMPC), Andrew Godfrey (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
VERA Benchmarking of PWR Startup and Steady State Operation
Gary Mangham (Westinghouse Electric Company LLC), Andrew Godfrey (ORNL), James Eller (ORNL)
Results of VERA Application to the AP1000® PWR Startup
Fausto Franceschini (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC), David A. Salazar (Westinghouse Electric Company), Andrew Godfrey (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Watts Bar Nuclear Unit 2 Startup Experience
Andrew Godfrey (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Fausto Franceschini (Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC)
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