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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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University of Florida–led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Claire Luttrell, Ethan Coffey, Ira Griffith, Greg Hanson, Arnold Lumsdaine, Chuck Schaich
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 312-317
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1333847
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The ITER Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) system consists of transmission lines made up of individual sections of evacuated, aluminum, circularly corrugated waveguides. The high-intensity beam of electromagnetic radiation, necessary for plasma heating, heats the waveguides and other components in the transmission lines causing the lines to expand and contract. To maintain the structural integrity and the required straightness in the transmission lines, expansion units have to be incorporated into the ECH transmission line system.
Calculations of several models of expansion units have been completed to evaluate the effect of the design and materials on the functionality of the expansion unit. Models have been evaluated assuming three different expansion ranges and several different materials.