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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Zachary K. Hardy, Jim E. Morel, Cory Ahrens
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 11 | November 2019 | Pages 1173-1185
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1609317
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In this paper we explore the use of dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) for modeling the kinetics of subcritical metal systems pulsed with fast neutrons. Our ultimate purpose is to obtain a fast and accurate reduced-order model for such systems that can be used to develop an emulator. An alternative to DMD is α-eigenfunction expansions, but we show that DMD is vastly superior in several ways for the systems of interest to us.