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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Stephen C. Wilson, Scott W. Mosher, Katherine E. Royston, Charles R. Daily, Ahmad M. Ibrahim
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 4 | November 2018 | Pages 288-302
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1483687
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Fusion energy systems present increasingly significant computational challenges as they grow in size and complexity. Once constructed, ITER will be a full-size nuclear facility with highly complicated structures and support systems, with an array of scientific equipment in close proximity to the neutron-emitting deuterium-tritium plasma. Characterization of shutdown dose rate (SDDR) distributions caused by the neutron activation of these structures is important to the final design and full-power operation of the device. This work summarizes the theoretical basis and parallel implementation of the Multi-Step Consistent Adjoint-Driven Importance Sampling (MS-CADIS) method designed specifically for highly efficient execution of multistep activation problems. Fusion SDDR benchmark problems have been solved with these new tools, and the results have been compared to experimental and other computational results to establish their validation basis.