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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
David L. Aumiller, Michael J. Meholic
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 3 | November 2016 | Pages 453-462
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE16-42
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COBRA-IE is a three-field subchannel analysis code under development at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. The analysis code is being developed as a general-purpose thermal-hydraulic analysis tool with an emphasis on use in an integrated code system for analyzing postulated large-break loss-of-coolant accidents.
The overall accuracy of programs such as COBRA-IE is tied to the ability to predict void fraction. As such, a comprehensive assessment has been made using one-dimensional void fraction data. The results of this assessment are provided in this paper. The assessment utilizes data from nine different experimental facilities. It includes data from air-water and steam-water facilities, heated flow, adiabatic flow, subcooled boiling, saturated boiling, cocurrent upflow, and cocurrent downflow. Approximately 1100 data points are evaluated and included in this assessment. Overall, COBRA-IE was able to predict the void fraction with an average error (predicted − experimental) of less than 0.04. Plots describing the relationship between the error in the prediction and parameters such as pressure and flow are also provided.