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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
Luis E. Aparicio F., Satoshi Ito, Hidetoshi Hashizume
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 789-795
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1350522
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This study evaluates the mechanical strength, failure mechanism and change in electrical resistance under shear stress of a mechanical lap joint of Rare-Earth Barium Copper Oxide high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes using indium as bonding material, which has been proposed for “remountable” (demountable) or segmented HTS magnet in future fusion reactors. Results from tensile shear tests using reinforced REBCO tapes along with an analysis on the failure mode demonstrated that contact conductivity is the critical parameter that defines joint’s shear strength rather than joint pressure. Additionally, it was concluded that change in joint resistance when failure occur is not abrupt and its behavior as joint displaces depends on the failure mode of the joint.