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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
A. Bhattacharya, S. D. Yu
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 174 | Number 1 | May 2013 | Pages 60-78
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE12-31
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This paper presents the development of comprehensive computational fluid dynamics models for unsteady flows of coolant through a string of 12 CANDU 6 fuel bundles with angular misalignments inside a pressure tube by means of large eddy simulation. The computational scheme is first validated against the numerical and experimental data available in the literature for an array of parallel rods without end plates. The converged numerical results for the 12-bundle string are then successfully obtained by utilizing 60 supercomputers and parallel processing. The computed mean and root-mean-square values of the lateral fluid forces indicate that it is necessary to model the entire fuel string in a channel to accurately quantify the unsteady flow-induced excitations.