Nuclear Engineering Division
Nuclear Engineering Division

48th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Sciences

Northwestern University, October 12-14, 2011 |


Fluid, Thermal and Energy Track

Symposium 2.6, “Energy: Nuclear Energy Technology”

Chair: Roger Blomquist
Session date: Thursday, Oct 13, 2011

Sixteen papers by world-leading experts in nuclear technology from Argonne National Laboratory will be presented on October 13 at the Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Sciences to be held at Northwestern University's Norris Center, Evanston, Ill. The papers, included in the session “Energy: Nuclear Energy Technology,” will explain nuclear technology and discuss current research, including work in related fields such as materials science and applied mathematics. The session agenda below includes links to abstracts of the papers; missing abstracts will be added as soon as they are available.

The Society of Engineering Sciences holds its technical meeting annually at a U.S. university to promote the free exchange of information on the various disciplines of engineering and the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering related fields.

Symposium agenda

Download as PDF 174KB | Last Updated: Wed, Oct. 12, 2011    


Topic & description



Reactor Technology


Principles of nuclear reactor physics [ 90KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

M. A. Smith


Reactor thermal-hydraulics [ 84KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

T. Sofu


Use of high performance computing in neutronics analysis activities [ 63KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

M. A. Smith                  


Fundamentals of Nuclear Safety and Their Application in Design and Operation [ 66KB]
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T. Sofu


The Phenomenology of Nuclear Fuel [ 56KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

J. D. B. Lambert


Reactor systems and concepts


Generation-IV Reactor Concepts [ 94KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

T. Fanning


Small- and Medium-Sized Reactors [114KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

J. J. Sienicki


Alternative cycles for power converters [130KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

J. J. Sienicki


Transmutation Applications [ 79KB]
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E. Hoffman


Fuel Cycle


Sustainability Energy Through Recycling Used Nuclear Fuel [ 21KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

M. A. Williamson


Used nuclear fuel and waste management in the United States

M. Nutt


Nuclear Fuel Cycle Integrated System Simulation [ 62KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

A. M. Yacout


Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and the Civilian Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Understanding and Reducing the Risks [ 99KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

I. U. Therios


Other technical topics


Structural mechanics of fast spectrum nuclear reactor cores [194KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

J. J. Grudzinski


Overview of Trends in Nuclear Power Plant Sensors and Instrumentation [ 86KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

S. Bakhtiari


Advanced Sensor Diagnostics in Nuclear Power Plant Applications [ 59KB]
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2011

R. B. Vilim

Last Modified: Wed, Oct. 12, 2011



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