Meetings

ANS 2017 Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. • Oct 29-Nov 3, 2017

Past, Present and Future Validation Methods in International Criticality Safety Assessment – Panel, Mon. pm

Session Organizer: Tatiana Ivanova (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency)

Chair: Margaret Marshall (INL)

Panelist: Andrew Barto (NRC), Axel Hoefer (Areva), Calvin Hopper (ORNL), Mike Zerkle (NNL), Brad Rearden (ORNL)

Critical and Subcritical Experiments, Tues. am

Session Organizer: Jesson D. Hutchinson (LANL)

Chair: Rian M. Bahran (LANL)

Recent Nuclear Criticality Safety Program Technical Accomplishments, Tues. pm

Session Organizer: Lori Scott (NCSP)

Chair: Douglas G. Bowen (ORNL)

Data, Analysis and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety – I, Wed. am

Session Organizer: Theresa E. Cutler (LANL)

Chair: Lawrence J. Berg (DOE)

Data, Analysis and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety – I, Wed. pm

Session Organizer: Theresa E. Cutler (LANL)

Chair: Kristin N. Smith (Univ Florida)

Current Spent Fuel Pool Nuclear Critical Safety Issues for NRC Licensees – Panel, Wed. pm

Session Organizer and Chair: Alyse M. Scurlock (Duke Energy Corp.)

Panelist: Hatice Akkurt (EPRI), Bob Hall (Dominion), Kris Cummings (NEI)

NCSD Competition Solution Session – Wed. pm

Presented by the NCSD Membership Committee

ANS-8 Standards Process, Current Revisions, and Connections to Wider Standards Organizations – Panel, Thurs. am

Session Organizer and Chair: Douglas G. Bowen (ORNL)

Panelist: Doug Bowen (ORNL), Deborah Hill (UK National Nuclear Lab), Larry Wetzel (BWX Technologies), John Miller (SNL)

ANS-8 Standards Forum, Thurs. am

Session Organizer and Chair: Douglas G. Bowen (ORNL)

The first NCSD Engineering Calculation Competition was held during the 2017 ANS Winter Meeting.

Many students and young members participated in this competition and gained first hand experience on the types of problems criticality safety practitioner faces.

The first and second place prize were an iPad and Fitbit. This year, we have enough sponsors for all the participants to the competition to attend the NCSD dinner.

Left: Deborah A. Hill (NCSD chair), Center: Kyle Vaughn (First place winner), Right: Mackenzie Gorham (Membership Committee Chair)

Left: Deborah A. Hill (NCSD chair), Center: Shauntay Coleman (Second place winner), Right: Mackenzie Gorham (Membership Committee Chair)

A special thanks to Mackenzie Gorham (with her cherenkov radiation) and her Membership Committee members on seeing this idea from inception to execution.

We might do this again next time, so stay tuned! If you like to get a feeling of what the problem statement was, please see the links below. Oh… we don’t recycle problems and it only gets harder 🙂

NCSD Engineering Calculation Competition Packet

NCSD Engineering Calculation Competition Flyer

NCSD Engineering Calculation Rules

NCSD Engineering Calculation FAQ