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Nuclear Criticality Safety
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.
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|Panel|Sponsored by Verification and Validation Impl
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|12:00–2:10PM EST
David Luxat (Sandia National Laboratory)
William Oberkampf (Sandia-retired)
Scott Palmtag (NC State Univ.)
David Kropaczek (ORNL)
Thomas Folk (Univ. of Michigan)
Advanced modeling and simulation tools, such as encompassed by the VERA code suite, are characterized by high fidelity, high simulation capabilities for modeling coupled, multiphysics phenomena. Within CASL, a significant effort has been expended, especially in the areas of code and solution verification, to identify areas for code enhancement to further mature the VERA code suite predictive capabilities. More recently, CASL and the NRC have completed a collaboration on the use of advanced modeling and simulation tools in a regulatory environment. Modern VVUQ methods are proving essential to establish the necessary level of credibility for application of predictive computer simulation tools in a regulatory environment. This panel will discuss VVUQ and modeling and simulation in a regulatory environment.
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