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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Environmental Management: GAO Report Shows Mission Far From Complete
This spring, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an insightful report reviewing and summarizing the status and performance of the largest projects and operations within the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), which is responsible for the cleanup of hazardous and radioactive waste at sites and facilities that have been contaminated from decades of nuclear weapons production and nuclear energy research.
April 29, 2022|10:00–11:30AM (11:00AM–12:30PM EDT)
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Nek5000 is an open-source, highly scalable, high-order, spectral-element-based computational fluid dynamics code. It combines the accuracy of spectral methods with the flexibility of the finite element method. It has been used for a wide range of applications in nuclear energy. It has the capabilities to perform DNS, LES, and unsteady RANS simulations using either an incompressible or low-Mach model. Its high-fidelity capability with the LES model has been well documented with consistent strong performance in international benchmarks. This tutorial will guide users in downloading and compiling Nek5000 as well as setting up and running a simple case.
In order to follow along, attendees should have access to a computer with a Unix based operating system and basic familiarity with using the terminal along with compatible FORTRAN 77 and C compilers installed with a working MPI wrapper. Either ParaView (paraview.org) or VisIt is necessary for visualization of results. We strongly recommend that attendees are familiar with either tool and have one installed prior to the workshop.
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