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by GradPhys
Thu May 03, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?

Nobody said that going forward, once the licenses were OK-ed, would be easy Howard. But I don't think too many would argue that there is renewed interest in nuclear. And, not just in the US. Look at this Canadian Government decision: Canada Government Gives Go-Ahead For Four-Unit Darlington Project ...
by GradPhys
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Environmentalists for Nuclear
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Environmentalists for Nuclear

People in this forum may be interested in the organization "Environmentalists for Nuclear" Take a look here: http://www.ecolo.org/ Here is their basic concept: The point of view of EFN EFN considers that environmental opposition to nuclear energy is a major mistake. If well managed, nuclear energy i...
by GradPhys
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Risk perception and energy infrastructure
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Risk perception and energy infrastructure

I think this may be what you are talking about. New Nuclear Power for Dummies http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2603b328#/2603b328/1 It is indeed a very interesting booklet, written so that most people of all disciplines can understand it. Also, here is another "risk-type" book/paper that I think ...
by GradPhys
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Fukushima, Fuel Pool Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 2126

Fukushima, Fuel Pool Videos

A couple of short videos from the Unit-4 Spent Fuel Pool were just released by TEPCO.

I thought some of you here might find them interesting. Here are the links...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... JPRkc2nGVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyXauvt0 ... r_embedded
by GradPhys
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: "Nuclear Aftershocks" on Frontline - 1/17/2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2223

"Nuclear Aftershocks" on Frontline - 1/17/2012

A new show will be on Frontline tomorrow, Jan 17, 2012. Chen your local listings for detail. It's supposed to be real good! Here is some info about it.

http://boingboing.net/2012/01/16/truth- ... ences.html
by GradPhys
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: General Article on SMRs
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

General Article on SMRs

Interesting article written by a graduate student in the UK. I am not sure I agree with the simplistic safety analysis or the capital investment analysis. I believe both are a lot more complex than what is presented here, but it's a descent overview. http://climateanswers.info/2011/12/small-modular-...
by GradPhys
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Formulas for Cylindrical Source
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Re: Formulas for Cylindrical Source

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I found a set of equations in an old LSU manual (it's actually a loose-leaf type manual), with fairly good explanations. I think it will provide what I need for my project.

Thanks again, everyone.
by GradPhys
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Formulas for Cylindrical Source
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Formulas for Cylindrical Source

I am looking for a set of formulas that provide the Dose Rate at various locations from a cylindrical source. I know I can evaluate this with a number of different software products, but I am looking for the analytical formulas, for a specific project. I think that whether the source material is sel...
by GradPhys
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Which Fortran compiler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3205

Re: Which Fortran compiler?

Thanks.

I wasn't aware that this was only for trius programs. I saw the discussions about the programming languages, etc. and thought it was a natural question. Sorry if I have offended anyone.
by GradPhys
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: SCILAB 5.3.3
Replies: 13
Views: 6566

Re: SCILAB 5.3.3

I used matlab and then scilab for a few years. both excellent products. As far as I know, scicoslab was a competing product that was started from some people that broke off the original scilab team, because they thought scilab development was not progressing fast enough, or something (I am not sure)...
by GradPhys
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Which Fortran compiler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3205

Which Fortran compiler?

I was wondering if anyone here can offer me some guidance as to a good free Fortan compiler. I understand there are quite a few out there and I have read some good comments about a bunch of them, but I was wondering. Does anyone here have any experience with any of these? If so, can you recommend on...