November 16, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Justin Watson

UNEP Seminar 11-16-16 Implicit Steady State and Transient Solution for Modern Reactor Analysis Codes Abstract Historically large physics problems have been divided into smaller problems based on the individual physics, typically referred to as Operator Splitting (OS).  The analysis of a nuclear reactor for design-basis accidents is performed by a handful of computer codes each

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November 9, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Wei Jia

Probabilistic Analysis of CO2 Storage Mechanisms in a CO2-EOR Field Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion   ABSTRACT Depleted oil fields are already used for storing CO2 via injection of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR).  Such storage is an outcome of CO2-EOR, albeit not necessarily by design.  A next step would be intentional storage via post-EOR

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November 2, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Heng Ban

UNEP Seminar 11-2-16 Material Thermophysical Properties and Safer Nuclear Energy

October 26, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Steven Burian

UNEP Seminar 10-26-16 Urban Water Sustainability: What are the Connections to Nuclear Engineering? Steven J. Burian, PhD, PE Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center Director, U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water Bio Dr. Burian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah in Salt Lake

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October 5, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Tevor Irons

  UNEP Seminar 10-5-16 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Characterization of Hydrologic Properties Some of the most challenging problems facing society involve the use and management of scarce water resources. With growing climate variability and uncertainty, groundwater resources are increasingly being relied upon for agricultural, industrial, and municipal applications. As such managing this precious resource is of

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September 28, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Luis Ibarra

  UNEP Seminar 9-28-16 Title: Lack of Repeatability on the Seismic Response of Nuclear Dry Storage Canisters Abstract: Free-standing structures like dry storage casks for spent fuel storage are highly susceptible to rocking and sliding during seismic events. Characterization of motion of three dimensional free-standing structures is a highly nonlinear problem, especially when rocking and

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September 21, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Masood Parvania

UNEP Seminar 9-21-16 Title: Power System Operation: Convergence of Engineering, Economics, Reliability theory and Operation Research Abstract: This talk will review the state-of-the-art in economic and secure operation of power systems, introducing the notion of “security” in power systems. Large scale integration of emerging energy technologies, e.g., distributed energy resources (DER), electric vehicles, and load

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September 14, 2016 Nuclear Seminar Experiences in US Navy and Nuclear Power Plants

University of Utah Nuclear Engineering Reactor Supervisor, Ryan Schow, will be presenting – Preparing for Success: Experiences from the U.S. Navy and Nuclear Power Field UNEP Seminar 9-14-16

September 7, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Leesa Duckworth from the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program will be presenting about fellowship opportunities on Sept. 7 during the nuclear seminar.  We would like to invite any students interested in a career (or just gaining experience) in Nuclear Security to attend.  Leesa will be providing information on the fellowships, the program itself, and the application

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August 31, 2016 Nuclear Seminar with Dr. Devin Rappleye

Pyrochemistry in Support of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle UNEP Seminar 8-31-16