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NRC’s Inspector General issues report
Overall findings of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel indicate that while the NRC maintains a few strengths compared to external benchmarks, results have declined since 2015 in a number of areas, according to a recent report from the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The survey was conducted in February 2020 by Willis Towers Watson, a global risk-management, insurance brokerage, and advisory firm that has partnered with the OIG for more than 20 years to assess the NRC’s safety culture and climate, as well as other aspects of employee experience.
E.G. Lovell, R.L. Engelstad
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 878-882
Inertial Confinement Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22971
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Preliminary structural analysis and design is presented for the reaction chamber of a pre-conceptual light ion beam target development facility (TDF). The chamber consists of a capped, reinforced cylindrical shell submerged in a water shield. Axisymmetric response is determined for blast waves generated by target ignition. From the analysis, design curves are developed for dynamic displacements and flexural stresses of the shell wall. It is shown that the added mass effect of the water can substantially reduce the response and that a practical design is possible for a range of geometric parameters and materials.