Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2017

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC Experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles.

To obtain a copy of the document that is related to an abstract, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2017

Subject: Role of soil-to-leaf tritium transfer in controlling leaf tritium dynamics: Comparison of experimental garden and tritium-transfer model results
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: November 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Author(s): Masakazu Ota, Nana-Owusua A. Kwamena, Steve Mihok and Volodymyr Korolevych
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Environmental Qualification Program Requirements for the Long-Term Operation of Canadian Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: Fourth International Conference on NPP Life Management
Date: October 23-27, 2017
Location: Lyon, France
Prepared by: Meliha Vlatkovic
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: WGRISK Site-Level PSA Project: Status Update and Preliminary Insights for the Risk Aggregation Focus Area
Presented at: International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis
Date: September 24-28, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Prepared by: Smain Yalaoui, Yolande Akl and Marina Röwekamp (GRS)
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Quantification of Plant-Level HCLPF Capacity in Probabilistic Safety Assessment-Based Seismic Margin Assessment
Presented at: International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis
Date: September 24-28, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Prepared by: Zhaoliang Wang, Smain Yalaoui and Yolande Akl
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Role of Tritiated Hydrogen in Formation of HTO and OBT in Soil and Vegetation in Vicinity of a Tritium Processing Facility
Presented at: 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER 2017)
Date: September 3–8, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Prepared by: M. Ilin and M. Rinker
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Minimum Staff Complement and Workload
Presented at: 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies
Date: June 11–15, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California
Prepared by: Aaron Derouin
Type: Oral presentation of conference paper
Subject: Reflecting Digital I&C Design Lessons Learned in Technology-Neutral Design Requirements
Presented at: International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Safety Demonstration of Advanced Water-Cooled NPPs
Date: June 6–9, 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Zhao Chang Zeng, Guna Renganathan, Marcel de Vos, Jean-Yves Fiset, Jason Churchill and Gilbert Chun
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: CANDU Reactors: Long-Term Operation and Refurbishment, CNSC Perspective
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 41st Annual CNS/CAN Student Conference
Date: June 4–7, 2017
Location: Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON
Prepared by: M. Santini, A. Omar
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Integrated Framework for Propagation of Uncertainties in Nuclear Cross-Sections in CANDU Steady-State and Transient Reactor Physics Simulations
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society
Date: June 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Application of Bayes Method in Evaluation of ROP/NOP Trip Setpoint
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society
Date: June 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Assessment of the Effect of the Advanced Drift-Flux Model of ASSERT-PV on CHF, Flow and Void Fraction Distributions
Published in: Annals of Nuclear Energy
Date: June 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: N. Hammouda and Y. F. Rao
Type: Abstract of a peer reviewed technical journal paper
Subject: Validation of Thermalhydraulic Computer Codes Used in Safety Analysis: Regulatory Perspective
Presented at: ASME Verification and Validation Symposium (V&V)
Date: May 3-5, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Prepared by: J.E. Kowalski
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: The Pseudo-Resonant Isotope Model for Predicting the Resonance-Interference Effect in Self-Shielding Calculation
Presented at: International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering
Date: April 16-20, 2017
Location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
Prepared by: Wei Shen
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation