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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.
Imane Khalil, Quinn Pratt
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 7 | July 2019 | Pages 987-991
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1554026
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A MATLAB tool that combines computational fluid dynamics with uncertainty quantification (UQ) applied to a two-dimensional FLUENT computational model to predict the heat transfer and the maximum temperature inside a spent fuel assembly is presented in this technical note. The tool is used to establish a connection between MATLAB and ANSYS-FLUENT for the purpose of UQ using the Sandia National Laboratory’s UQ Toolkit. This tool allows users to adapt the UQ methodology to existing ANSYS-FLUENT models in order to automate the quadrature-based simulation process. The novelty of the tool presented in this technical note is its ability to generate results covering a continuous range of input parameters by using polynomial chaos expansions for the representation of random variables and the propagation of uncertainty in computational models.