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by KimChin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 21
Views: 8181

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Ditto!

Interpolation is misunderstood and misused by many, unfortunately :-(
by KimChin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Approximate pi with scilab
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Approximate pi with scilab

Yup, that TRIUS partner would most likely be Paris Karahalios (based on the filename you posted). Worked with him many years ago (35+) when he was still in the nuclear field. Prolific author and keen ability to come up with math and computer models for pretty much everything.
by KimChin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Good Basic Shielding Documents
Replies: 10
Views: 6065

Re: Good Basic Shielding Documents

Hey Paris, did we work together at S&W in the shielding group, or do I have the wrong Paris? I did work for S&W (SWEC) for a few years right out of college, so most probably you have the right Paris :-) The group was called Radiation Protection. It sure was called Radiation protection. Wow, it's be...
by KimChin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Nuclear Energy FAQ - Argonne
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: Nuclear Energy FAQ - Argonne

KeltPhys wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Great read KimChin. One of the problems is that it should be read by people who do not understand these issues, instead of us reading here and thinking, yeah, we know that... :cry:
Yeah, well, I can't control that part :-)
by KimChin
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Good Basic Shielding Documents
Replies: 10
Views: 6065

Re: Good Basic Shielding Documents

Hey Paris, did we work together at S&W in the shielding group, or do I have the wrong Paris?
by KimChin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Nuclear Energy FAQ - Argonne
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Nuclear Energy FAQ - Argonne

Very short document with some very good answers to general questions about nuclear. For example: Don’t nuclear power plants spew out a lot of radiation? Nuclear plants emit almost no radiation. Ironically, coal-fired power plants emit about three times as much radiation as nuclear power plants due t...
by KimChin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Interesting documents - Paris agreement & Nuclear
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

Interesting documents - Paris agreement & Nuclear

Well, I found it interesting, I don't know about you :-)
by KimChin
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Fukushima status update
Replies: 1
Views: 2497

Re: Fukushima status update

Pleonat, thanks for posting all these and keeping us up to date. Keep it up!
by KimChin
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Risk Assessment in Light of Radiaiton
Replies: 4
Views: 2982

Re: Risk Assessment in Light of Radiaiton

No, Howarde, that's not what I'm saying at all. I am saying that if en event has a calculated expected frequency on 1 per 1000 year and we started measuring today and the event took place in the first year, it's frequency of occurrence doesn't all of a sudden change to 1 per year, though that event ...
by KimChin
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Risk Assessment in Light of Radiaiton
Replies: 4
Views: 2982

Re: Risk Assessment in Light of Radiaiton

Howard, you may be a bit confused about the whole probabilities concept. I can't claim to be a statistician or risk expert, but when some event has a probability of occurrence of, let's say, 2 per 1000 years, it doesn't mean that it will happen once at 500 years and once more at 1000. The even, for ...
by KimChin
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Stop subsidizing nuclear!
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

Re: Stop subsidizing nuclear!

Subsidizing nuclear is such a myth... People think that " The bulk of government energy subsidies have gone to nuclear energy ." Fact: An exhaustive study of federal energy incentives spanning the past 60 years has been released by Management Information Services Inc., a D.C.-based economic research...
by KimChin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Dosimetry Power Point
Replies: 4
Views: 3787

Re: Dosimetry Power Point

The info in slides 51-56 floored me! So, coronary angiography can result in those types of injury? I would have never thought that the radiation doses involved would be of such level! What exactly is causing the high doses? That is very interesting to me, as well. Who would have thought! I also see...
by KimChin
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: No rise in cancer seen from Japan's nuclear disaster - U.N.
Replies: 1
Views: 2671

Re: No rise in cancer seen from Japan's nuclear disaster - U

Doesn't that make sense? If you evacuate 100's of thousands of people and they don't get exposed, you eliminate a LARGE collected dose that would statistically have resulted in a large number of cancer deaths being predicted. No surprises there.