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Nuclear power & engineering

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Goal Oriented Methodology and Applications in Nuclear Power Plants

Goal Oriented Methodology and Applications in Nuclear Power Plants

Goal Oriented Methodology and Applications in Nuclear Power Plants: A Modern Systems Reliability Approach presents the latest data and research on the modern system reliability approach by GO methodology to improve the quality and reliability of nuclear power plants (NPP). Quality and reliability are two key factors which are critical to the economic success of NPPs, hence this book provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the latest data and research illustrated through the provision of examples and solutions, applications and problems to test comprehension. Authors Xiao-Jian, Jian and Hui-Na systematically illustrate reliability modeling, analysis, optimization allocation and assessment, and their applications in NPPs. This book, without assuming prior knowledge, presents all required information in an accessible and easily applied style. It will be particularly valuable to engineering and reliability professionals, nuclear engineering graduate students, reliability engineering specialists and nuclear energy researchers.

Dynamics and Control of Nuclear Reactors

Dynamics and Control of Nuclear Reactors

Dynamics and Control of Nuclear Reactors presents the latest knowledge and research in reactor dynamics, control and instrumentation; important factors in ensuring the safe and economic operation of nuclear power plants. This book provides current and future engineers with a single resource containing all relevant information, including detailed treatments on the modeling, simulation, operational features and dynamic characteristics of pressurized light-water reactors, boiling light-water reactors, pressurized heavy-water reactors and molten-salt reactors. It also provides pertinent, but less detailed information on small modular reactors, sodium fast reactors, and gas-cooled reactors.

Atomic Junction

Atomic Junction

Author: Abena Dove (University of Texas, Austin) Osseo-Asare Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

After Atomic Junction, along the Haatso-Atomic Road there lies the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, home to Africa's first nuclear programme after independence. Travelling along this road, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare gathers together stories of conflict and compromise on an African nuclear frontier. She speaks with a generation of African scientists who became captivated with 'the atom' and studied in the Soviet Union to make nuclear physics their own. On Pluton Lane and Gamma Avenue, these scientists displaced quiet farming villages in their bid to establish a scientific metropolis, creating an epicentre for Ghana's nuclear physics community. By placing interviews with town leaders, physicists and local entrepreneurs alongside archival records, Osseo-Asare explores the impact of scientific pursuit on areas surrounding the reactor, focusing on how residents came to interpret activities on these 'Atomic Lands'. This combination of historical research, personal and ethnographic observations shows how Ghanaians now stand at a crossroad, where some push to install more reactors, whilst others merely seek pipe-borne water.

Atomic Junction

Atomic Junction

Author: Abena Dove (University of Texas, Austin) Osseo-Asare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

After Atomic Junction, along the Haatso-Atomic Road there lies the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, home to Africa's first nuclear programme after independence. Travelling along this road, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare gathers together stories of conflict and compromise on an African nuclear frontier. She speaks with a generation of African scientists who became captivated with 'the atom' and studied in the Soviet Union to make nuclear physics their own. On Pluton Lane and Gamma Avenue, these scientists displaced quiet farming villages in their bid to establish a scientific metropolis, creating an epicentre for Ghana's nuclear physics community. By placing interviews with town leaders, physicists and local entrepreneurs alongside archival records, Osseo-Asare explores the impact of scientific pursuit on areas surrounding the reactor, focusing on how residents came to interpret activities on these 'Atomic Lands'. This combination of historical research, personal and ethnographic observations shows how Ghanaians now stand at a crossroad, where some push to install more reactors, whilst others merely seek pipe-borne water.

Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics

Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics

Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulic Systems provides a comprehensive approach to nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics, reflecting the latest technologies, reactor designs, and safety considerations. The text makes extensive use of color images, internet links, computer graphics, and other innovative techniques to explore nuclear power plant design and operation. Key fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and nuclear engineering concepts are carefully explained, and supported with worked examples, tables, and graphics. Intended for use in one or two semester courses, the text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. A complete Solutions Manual is available for professors adopting the text.

Nuclear Power Reactors in the World

Nuclear Power Reactors in the World

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This is the 39th edition of Reference Data Series No. 2, which presents the most recent reactor data available to the IAEA. It contains summarized information as of the end of 2018 on power reactors operating, under construction and shut down as well as performance data on reactors operating in the IAEA Member States. The information is collected through designated national correspondents in the Member States and the data are used to maintain the IAEA's Power Reactor Information System (PRIS).

Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes

Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, 28-31 May 2018. These proceedings highlight the key findings and recommendations of the conference which provided a forum for information exchange on national and international policies and practices. Conference participants had a broad range of expertise across the areas of capacity building, human resource development, education and training, knowledge management and knowledge networks for nuclear power programmes. With a focus on future challenges, the participants reviewed the current state of human resource development in the nuclear field (including nuclear education and training) and provided practical solutions that can be used at organizational, national and international levels to develop and maintain the human resources needed to support the safe and sustainable operation of nuclear power programmes. The main ideas and messages expressed and discussed at the conference are presented in the opening addresses, the session summaries and the President's summary. The attached CD-ROM contains interactive presentations, plenary presentations and the conference programme.

Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power

Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The development and implementation of an appropriate infrastructure to support the successful introduction of nuclear power and its safe, secure, peaceful and sustainable application is an issue of central concern, especially for countries that are considering and planning their first nuclear power plant. In preparing the necessary nuclear infrastructure, there are several activities that need to be completed. These activities can be split into three progressive phases of development. This publication provides a description of the conditions expected to be achieved by the end of each phase to assist with the best use of resources. 'Milestones' refer to the conditions necessary to demonstrate that the phase has been successfully completed.

Waste from Innovative Types of Reactors and Fuel Cycles

Waste from Innovative Types of Reactors and Fuel Cycles

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

For reactors currently operating, the types of wastes expected to be generated under normal operating regime are known and, aside from a few problematic wastes (such as graphite, tritium and radiocarbon) most of these wastes have clearly defined cradle-to-grave (end-to-end) pathways. However, for advanced and innovative reactors and their fuel cycles, some waste types may either have new or different properties or might be problematic for processing with the currently available technologies. One of the primary challenges for advanced and innovative reactors and their nuclear fuel cycles is that solutions must be identified for all eventually problematic wastes prior to initiating construction of these facilities. This publication sets the stage for considering the waste generation of advanced fuel fabrication, reactor operation and decommissioning, reprocessing of spent fuel and waste pathways early in the development of new reactors and their associated fuel cycles. It describes waste flows in broad chemical and physical terms and identifies possible processing, recycling and disposition pathways. The publication is intended to support the nuclear industry in taking an early and integrated approach to waste managemen

Demonstrating Performance of Spent Fuel and Related Storage System Components during Very Long Term Storage

Demonstrating Performance of Spent Fuel and Related Storage System Components during Very Long Term Storage

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This publication summarizes the work carried out during an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on safe and reliabe management of spent nuclear fuel. This work contributes to the overall goal of demonstrating the performance of spent nuclear fuel and related storage systems components over long durations, and facilitates the transfer of this knowledge to Member States. The technical areas addressed by the CRP participants were related to potential degradation mechanisms in metal casks and concrete overpacks, such as stress corrosion cracking; long term integrity and performance of the fuel cladding; thermo-mechanical behaviour of the metal seals; and long term gamma and neutron shielding capability. The participants also considered past and ongoing demonstration programmes. For each technical topic addressed the main conclusions have been drawn, including information on the development of specific monitoring and inspection techniques as well as future opportunities for closing relevant data gaps. A major achievement is also the establishment of a worldwide network of experts working on current research projects to demonstrate the long term performance of spent fuel in dry storage systems.

IAEA Safety Glossary

IAEA Safety Glossary

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The IAEA Safety Glossary defines and explains technical terms used in the IAEA Safety Standards and other safety related IAEA publications, and provides information on their usage. The 2018 Edition of the IAEA Safety Glossary is a new edition of the IAEA Safety Glossary, originally issued in 2007. It has been revised and updated to take into account new terminology and usage in safety standards issued between 2007 and 2018. The revisions and updates reflect developments in the technical areas of application of the safety standards and changes in regulatory approaches in Member States.

Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues (URAM-2014) Summary of an International Symposium Held in Vienna

Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues (URAM-2014) Summary of an International Symposium Held in Vienna

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

These proceedings present the outcome of an IAEA symposium covering all areas of the uranium production cycle - including uranium geology, exploration, mining; milling and refining of uranium concentrates; and safety, environmental, social, training and regulatory issues - and report on uranium supply and demand, and market scenarios. The meeting demonstrated that uranium industry and practitioners were taking a lead in developing innovative solutions in exploration and production which are expected to keep the costs low, while achieving high performance in health, safety and environmental performance. New initiatives like innovative financing, 'smart mines', integrated exploration, and 'wealth from wastes' were extensively discussed in the symposium. The publication includes the summaries of the individual sessions, the opening address, a summary of the panel discussion, the closing keynote addresses and the conference president's concluding remarks. The technical papers based on the majority of the oral and poster papers are available on the CD-ROM in the back of this book.