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Still in need of HALEU, DOE issues RFP for post-enrichment services
The Department of Energy plans to award one or more contracts to deconvert high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) from its post-enrichment gaseous uranium hexafluoride (UF6) state to other chemical forms, such as metal or oxide. The DOE’s final request for proposals (RFP) for deconversion services was issued November 28 as one part of the agency’s effort—under the HALEU Availability Program—to establish a reliable domestic supply of advanced reactor fuel. The DOE will store the deconverted material until it is required by a fuel fabricator or other end user.
Steven F. Ashby, Robert D. Falgout
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 124 | Number 1 | September 1996 | Pages 145-159
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE96-A24230
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The numerical simulation of groundwater flow through heterogeneous porous media is discussed. The focus is on the performance of a parallel multigrid preconditioner for accelerating convergence of conjugate gradients, which is used to compute the pressure head. The numerical investigation considers the effects of boundary conditions, coarse grid solver strategy, increasing the grid resolution, enlarging the domain, and varying the geostatistical parameters used to define the subsurface realization. Scalability is also examined. The results were obtained using the ParFlow groundwater flow simulator on the CRAY T3D massively parallel computer.