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NRC seeks comments on new fee schedule for FY 2024
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking for feedback on proposed changes to the annual, licensing, inspection, and special projects fees for fiscal year 2024.
The proposed fee rule, published February 20 in the Federal Register, is based on the FY 2024 Congressional Budget Justification as a full-year appropriation, but it has not yet been enacted. The final rule will be based on the NRC’s actual appropriation, and the agency will update the final fee schedule as appropriate.
Roy S. Baty, Scott D. Ramsey
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 1 | December 2021 | Pages S335-S351
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1922263
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This paper presents a brief historical review of G. I. Taylor’s solution of the point blast wave problem which was applied to the Trinity test of the first atomic bomb. Lie group symmetry techniques (also referred to throughout this paper as geometric techniques) are used to derive Taylor’s famous two-fifths law that relates the position of a blast wave to the time after the explosion and the total energy released. The theory of exterior differential systems is combined with the method of characteristics to demonstrate that the solution of the blast wave problem is directly related to the basic relationships that exist between the symmetry (or geometry) and the physics of wave propagation through the equations of motion. The point blast wave model is cast in terms of two exterior differential systems, and both systems are shown to be integrable with local solutions for the velocity, pressure, and density along curves in space and time behind the blast wave. This work is dedicated to the memory of Professor Roy Axford, who introduced many of his students to the topic of symmetry analysis of differential equations.