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Determining the effectiveness of nuclear security through computer simulation
There is a growing concern from both national regulators and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the threat posed by attacks against iconic targets such as nuclear power plants. This has led to an increased ...
Letters to a young engineer. Second edition, 2015
(University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2015)
Study on supercritical fluids in an intermediate heat exchanger for an SCWR hydrogen cogeneration system
SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors (SCWRs) are one of six Generation-IV nuclear reactor concepts under development worldwide. SCWRs benefit from an increase in thermal efficiency due to the reactor coolant operating above ...
Monte Carlo simulations for the purpose of efficiency curve calibration for the Fastscan whole body counter
In order to be able to qualify and quantify radiation exposure in terms of dose, a Fastscan whole body counter must be calibrated correctly. Current calibration methods do not take the full range of body types into ...
Dosimetric characterization of a miniature x-ray source for biophysics studies
Tritium is a low energy beta emitter that is found in abundance at CANDU nuclear power plants and is a cause of concern since it accounts for roughly thirty three percent of the total occupational exposure of nuclear ...
Encapsulated source contact dose estimates incorporating secondary electron emission
Secondary electron emission generated at the surface of thin material from interaction with gamma rays form a significant component of the surface dose. The intensity of this emission is known to vary with material composition ...
Characterization of eutectic In-Bi-Sn alloy (Field’s metal) for use in single and two-phase liquid metal flow in natural circulation systems
An In-Bi-Sn eutectic alloy was characterized for the purpose of liquid metal natural circulation experiments. The alloy was chosen to reduce the power requirement and enhance the safety of these types of experiments. The ...
An evaluation of the net breeding capability of heterogeneously-fuelled pressure-tube heavy water reactors with the thorium fuel cycle
The thorium fuel cycle is a promising future option for an alternative to uranium. The pressure tube heavy water reactor (PT-HWR) has for decades been considered capable of achieving net breeding on the thorium fuel cycle, ...
Specifics of forced-convective heat transfer to supercritical CO2 flowing upward in vertical bare tubes
Heat transfer in the forced convection regime of fluids at supercritical conditions has been studied extensively for the past 60 years. The dominant approach to summarize the experimental results was by proposing empirical ...