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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Art exhibit visits IIT
Nuclear power plant cooling towers are easily recognizable for their familiar hyperboloid shape. But an art exhibit running at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago aims to give visitors a different perspective.
The Art of the Reactor, an exhibit by the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and hosted by IIT’s Lewis College of Science and Letters, opened on November 4 and runs until Sunday, December 4 at Hermann Hall on the IIT campus.
Technical Session|Sponsored by RPD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|10:00–11:45AM MST|Sonoran 8
The purpose of the DOE MARVEL project is to develop, in an accelerated timeline, a nuclear microreactor applications test bed at INL to perform research and development on various operational features of microreactors to ultimately prove and improve the integration of microreactors to end-user applications. Through the DOE Microreactor Program, the development of this nuclear testbed provides an opportunity to establish and exercise key capabilities that support future reactor demonstrations by (1) providing an early-stage platform for potential end users of microreactor systems, (2) deploying the first small-scale R&D reactor in ~50 years to support new capability development, (3) facilitating outreach activity with stakeholders interested in novel nuclear energy applications (e.g., hydrogen production, process heating, water purifications), and (4) investigating and addressing issues relating to fabrication, assembly, rapid installation, deployment, and operation of microreactors.
The panel will share details of the MARVEL Technology with the scientific community on various technical topics, including neutronics, thermal hydraulics, reactivity control, safety basis
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MARVEL Test Microreactor Reference Design
Yasir Arafat (INL), Travis Lange (INL), Carlo Parisi (INL), Anthony Crawford (INL), Benjamin Baker (INL), Paul Plachinda (INL), James Parry (INL), Holly Trellue (LANL), Luke Andrew (Walsh Engineering Services), Kyle Francis (Walsh Engineering Services), Tarrin Fundeberg (Walsh Engineering Services)
MARVEL Core Design and Neutronic Characteristics
Travis Lange (INL), Adrian Wagner (INL), Carlo Parisi (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL)
Safety Design Strategy for the Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) Project
Douglas Gerstner (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL), Jason Andrus (INL), James Parry (INL)
Mass Production of Microreactors: A Look at Potential Scenarios and Fabrication Facility Requirements
Chandrakanth Bolisetti (INL), Abdalla Abou-Jaoude (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL), Jason Christensen (INL), Alex Huning (ORNL), Andrew Foss (INL)
MARVEL Thermal-Hydraulics: Normal and Accidental Conditions
Carlo Parisi (INL), Y. Arafat (INL)
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