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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.
Sijun Zhang, Xiang Zhao, Zhi Yang
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 189 | Number 2 | February 2018 | Pages 135-151
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1388090
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This paper presents computational fluid dynamics (CFD) gas flow simulations within a segment of the pebble bed core. The realistic packing structure in an entire pebble bed reactor (PBR) is produced by a means of discrete element method. The packing structure in the segment of the PBR core is then obtained. The gas flow through the voids formed by the packed pebbles is computed by CFD. It is found that the packing structure of pebbles in the PBR is crucial to CFD simulation results. On the other hand, in our numerical simulations both large eddy simulation and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes models are employed to study the effects of different turbulence models on gas flow field and relevant heat transfer. The calculations indicate the complex flow structure within the voids among the pebbles, which play the key role in heat transfer predictions.