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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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I'd like to start a discussion/debate of nuclear power for the purpose of informing people about it. I am...
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Astronuc
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There are several threads related to the disaster: Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants - technical aspects of the...
Apr20-14 11:35 AM
exradioa
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We build the dike round Fukushima (radius 1-2 km) and filling water. Artificial lake we cover the polyethylene tape on...
Apr12-11 06:26 PM
Drakkith
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Tell the world about the horrible site engineering the Fukushima crisis has exposed. The Low Tsunami protection in...
Apr12-11 04:31 PM
NUCENG
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Hi there I have a question about analytic nodal method. ANM(Analytic Nodal Method) is based on transverse leakage...
Apr9-11 10:22 PM
chivasorn
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Hello all, Im no expert on the subject, but it has always seemed to me that for nuclear power to be safe, they...
Apr9-11 04:02 AM
kocthu
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Look at this photo of the severe damage to one of the fukashima reactor buildings (I'm not sure which one) and tell me...
Apr8-11 07:03 PM
Joe Neubarth
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I know this will sound nuts, because it kind of is, but I though maybe someone could talk some sense into me. I suffer...
Apr8-11 05:25 PM
jakekazoo
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I'm currently running RELAP5-3D to model a molten salt reactor and I require the thermal conductivity of graphite. Is...
Apr8-11 01:17 PM
statphys
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Excuse the obvious question. I feel like I should have picked this up somewhere along the way, but the more I think...
Apr8-11 03:30 AM
NUCENG
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something that is going on that seems odd to me is the pumping of the radioactive liquid waste direct to ocean. Im...
Apr6-11 06:07 PM
clancy688
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Hi This is my first post, and I have a lot of ideas to talk about I'll start with this one: What would the...
Apr4-11 02:46 PM
Bob S
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I haven't thought about it TOO much, but it seems that you should only get power from either fusing atoms or splitting...
Apr4-11 06:16 AM
Jonnyb42
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Caesium has a low melting point but a high evaporation temperature. For this reason it should only be found locally...
Apr3-11 12:25 PM
Calrid
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For weeks after the Chernobyl disaster, many tonnes worth of molten "lava-like" nuclear fuel inside Chernobyl's...
Apr3-11 09:28 AM
Hologram0110
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My father was in WWII and got deployed to Japan within weeks after the bombs were dropped. What is the possibility...
Apr3-11 05:12 AM
Calrid
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Hi, If Im not mistaken the activity of a radioactive isotope is equal to the number of atoms in the sample...
Apr1-11 06:20 PM
Bob S
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Could anyone who actually works on this kind of thing answer a couple of questions about the current situation in...
Mar31-11 01:36 PM
GUS
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Does anyone specialize in throttling oriface plate ? I want some information about that.can you guys recommend some...
Mar31-11 11:35 AM
statphys
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Can a faraday cage be used to stop the radiation at the Japanese reactor? If not why not? I know the frequencty is...
Mar30-11 02:04 PM
statphys
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excuse me. How converts Bq/cu.cm to Bq/L? tnk.
Mar29-11 02:52 PM
tzu149
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Hi, just looking for experienced WIMS user regarding Bell factors... Lets say you have fuel cell divided in 10...
Mar29-11 07:52 AM
yobplay
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Hello. I know that control rods in reactors work by absorbing neutrons that would otherwise be used to collide with...
Mar28-11 11:04 PM
daumphys
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I discovered your site yesterday, and have been fortunate to find such fine quality and detailed information on the...
Mar28-11 06:10 PM
marcusl
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Around how many Sv would a nuclear engineer receive annually? How fatal would it be?
Mar28-11 11:18 AM
tehfrr
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I have problem with these two questions, can you give me a hint and help to understand it, I do understand problem 7-3...
Mar28-11 12:45 AM
matt222
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Hello and here is my problematic 1st post. I have a problem which i need help with, I'm an electrical engineer so...
Mar27-11 12:36 PM
Freddy_uk
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Except that they are boiling water vs pressurized water. I am interested to know if there were design flaws.
Mar26-11 09:48 AM
Joe Neubarth
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Hi, From the definitions of each term: * Thermal eff. = W(actual) / Q' * Thermodynamic eff. = W(actual)/W(max) ...
Mar26-11 02:04 AM
Amy7000
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Hi all. I need help on an issue I can't figure out. What is the difference between 15x15 and 17x17 fuel when it...
Mar25-11 08:33 PM
Astronuc
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What can I expect for job availibility with a Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Engineering in the U.S.A.? Any regions of...
Mar25-11 03:32 PM
M. Bachmeier
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Hi folks, can anyone suggest a good and current reference text on nuclear reactor theory and physics? I'm a...
Mar25-11 12:01 AM
BHamilton
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Hey, could someone give me some resources on the current ongoings and status of the thorium industry as it is today....
Mar24-11 08:41 PM
WatermelonPig
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Everyone, I am a Mechanical Engineer working on a design modification (or existing product recommendation) for an...
Mar23-11 04:39 PM
Noxi
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There is so much conflicting information so I hope it's okay to post here and ask the experts(I'm assuming you're...
Mar23-11 11:20 AM
Escapekey
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Hi, can you refer me to any website or link to understand the math of using Sn and Pn approximation method for solving...
Mar23-11 10:19 AM
matt222
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Hello all. I'm building a Fusor at home, (or at least I am trying to...) and I had a question. I know that a static...
Mar21-11 10:12 PM
Drakkith
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In the case of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors; would an explosion of a primary containment vessel dissipate some, most...
Mar21-11 10:08 PM
Drakkith
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Fission products are unstable and generate a lot energy decaying to more stable isotopes. Why we don't use that energy...
Mar20-11 11:31 AM
minerva
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Hello, I am far from nuclear plant engineering, so I might be asking irrelevant question... But I was wondering,...
Mar19-11 04:11 PM
BishopUser
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I keep hearing how it is not as serious as Chernobyl and many other conclusions.. but I see a siituation that keeps...
Mar19-11 02:10 PM
minerva
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With everything that's going on at Fukushima, I'm wondering how a newer reactor (Generation III or newer) would have...
Mar19-11 01:49 PM
minerva
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