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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee.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.
Chris Keckler, Massimiliano Fratoni, Ehud Greenspan
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 11 | November 2020 | Pages 1079-1088
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1715688
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This study quantifies the uncertainty in the calculated displacements per atom (DPA) value due to uncertainties in the neutron spectrum resulting from cross-section data uncertainty. Using generalized perturbation theory, covariance matrices, and fine-group DPA cross sections, a method for propagating nuclear data uncertainties through to the calculation of DPA is outlined. This method is then implemented for the case of a typical sodium-cooled breed-and-burn core. The majority of uncertainties in accumulated DPA were found to come from the inelastic scattering cross section for 238U. Overall the uncertainty in accumulated DPA is found to be roughly 2% of the total value.