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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.
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
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
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.