US-MEXICAN COLLABORATION IN COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH FOR THE PEACEFUL USE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

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Under the auspices of the ''Memorandum of Understanding for the Exchange of Technical Information and for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy'' between the National Institute of Nuclear Research of Mexico (ININ) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), scientists and engineers from ININ met and collaborated with scientists at LANL. The collaboration was sponsored by the US Department of Energy as part of its ''Sister Laboratories'' program. In this weeklong meeting, these scientists and engineers carried out mutual consultation and cooperative efforts in the field of computational research in nuclear power. Three main areas for ... continued below

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PERRY, R.; CHARLTON, W. & AL, ET July 1, 1999.

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Under the auspices of the ''Memorandum of Understanding for the Exchange of Technical Information and for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy'' between the National Institute of Nuclear Research of Mexico (ININ) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), scientists and engineers from ININ met and collaborated with scientists at LANL. The collaboration was sponsored by the US Department of Energy as part of its ''Sister Laboratories'' program. In this weeklong meeting, these scientists and engineers carried out mutual consultation and cooperative efforts in the field of computational research in nuclear power. Three main areas for technical collaboration were discussed: (a) establishment of electronic access to LANL open computational facilities and reactor physics codes from ININ, (b) calculation of radiation damage to BWR reactor vessels, and (c) calculation of BWR burnup for MOX fuel. These three tasks were successfully completed during the weeklong meeting between the laboratory scientists. The discussion, held at LANL in March 1999, involved ten LANL specialists and three ININ specialists. In addition, several computer technicians provided the necessary support for the utilization of the SUN computers, which were setup for the seminars. Discussions between team members occupied about half of the visit. Mixed Oxide (MOX) assembly models were developed and calculations made using HELIOS and MCNP the remainder of the time. As a result of the collaboration, the scientists from ININ returned to the institute and immediately began using the computational facilities at LANL for further MOX assembly calculations. As a result of the meeting, ININ is providing expert advice for the thermal hydraulic calculations for a similar cooperative program between Peruvian and LANL. The three areas of cooperation will be discussed in detail in this paper. Sample results of the MOX calculations at ININ will also be presented.

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  • International Joint Meeting of the Mexican Nuclear Society, Acapulco (MX), 07/18/1999--07/21/1999

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-99-2159
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 768203
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc725342

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PERRY, R.; CHARLTON, W. & AL, ET. US-MEXICAN COLLABORATION IN COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH FOR THE PEACEFUL USE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, article, July 1, 1999; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc725342/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.