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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.
Ji Hyun Lee, Alper Yilmaz, Richard Denning, Tunc Aldemir
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 8 | August 2019 | Pages 1035-1042
Technical Paper – Special section on Big Data for Nuclear Power Plants | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1541394
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
An initiating event that disrupts regular nuclear power plant (NPP) operation can result in a variety of different scenarios as time progresses depending on the response of standby safety systems and operator actions to bring the plant to a safe, stable state, or the uncertainties in accident phenomenology. Depending on the severity of the accident and potential magnitude of release of radioactive material into the environment, off-site emergency response such as evacuation may be warranted. An approach that could be used for real-time emergency guidance to support the declaration of a site emergency and to guide off-site response is presented using observable plant data in the early stages of a severe accident. The approach is based on the simulation of the possible NPP behavior following an initiating event and projects the likelihood of different levels of off-site release of radionuclides from the plant using deep learning (DL) techniques. Training of the DL process is accomplished using results of a large number of scenarios generated with the Analysis of Dynamic Accident Progression Trees/MELCOR/Radiological Assessment System for Consequence Analysis (RASCAL) computer codes to simulate the variety of possible consequences following a station blackout event (similar to the Fukushima accident) for a large pressurized water reactor. The ability of the model to predict the likelihood of different levels of consequences is assessed using a separate test set of MELCOR/RASCAL calculations.