ROMANIAN NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM -STATUS AND TRENDS
by Teodor CHIRICA, Marius CONDU, Mihaela STIOPOL, losif Constantin BILEGAN, Florin GLODEANU, Dragos POPESCU
Abstract: This paper presents the status and the forecast for the Romanian Nuclear Power Program, as a component of the national strategy of power sector in Romania. The successful commissioning and operation of Cernavoda NPP - Unit 1 consolidated the opinion to go further for completion of Unit 2 to 5 on Cernavoda site. The focus is now on Unit 2, planed to be commissioned in 2001, and on the related projects for radioactive waste treatment and disposal.
The Romanian national infrastructure supporting this program is also presented, including the research and development facilities. Romanian nuclear industry represents today one of the most advanced sector in engineering and technology and has the ability to meet the requirements of international codes and standards, proving also excellent quality assurance skills. Romanian nuclear industry has also the capability to compete on third markets, for nuclear projects, together with the traditional suppliers. The conclusion of the paper is that for Romania the nuclear energy is the best solution for future development of power sector, is safe, economic and ethical. Nuclear sector created in Romania new jobs and activities, contributing to the progress of Romanian society.
Key words: national energy plans, economics, planning, safety, Cernavoda-1 reactor, Romania
INTERNATIONAL FUSION MATERIALS IRRADIATION FACILITY AND NEUTRONIC CALCULATIONS FOR ITS TEST MODULES
by Marina ŠOKČIĆ-KOSTIĆ
Abstract: The International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) is a projected high intensity neutron source for material testing. Neutron transport calculations for the IFMIF project are performed for variety of here explained reasons. The results of MCNP neutronic calculations for IFMIF test modules with Na, K and He cooled high flux test cells are presented in this paper.
Key words: international fusion material irradiation facility, neutron transport, neutronic calculations, test modules
CLUSTERING OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND ITS APPLICATION TO NUCLEAR DATA EVALUATION
by A. ABBOUD, R. RASHED, M. IBRAHIM
Abstract: A semi-automatic pre-processing technique has been proposed by Iwasaki to classify the experimental data for a reaction into one or a small number of large data groups, called main cluster(s), and to eliminate some data which deviate from the main body of the data. The classifying method is based on a technique like pattern clustering in the information processing domain. Test of the data clustering formed reasonable main clusters for three activation cross-sections. This technique is a helpful tool in the neutron cross-section evaluation.
Key words: neutron cross sections, nuclear data evaluation
TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY ASPECTS IN DESIGN AND EXPLOITATION OF A RESEARCH NUCLEAR REACTOR SPENT FUEL STORAGE
by Miroslava SAVKOVIĆ, Milena MATAUŠEK
Abstract: An overview of the nuclear research reactors in the world is given from the point of view of the in core fuel management and the back end of the fuel cycle. Options for interim, long-term and final storage of research reactor spent fuel are discussed, with special attention paid to the domestic situation. Different technical and organizational aspects of using the existing spent fuel storage, as well as the design and regulatory aspects for a new storage facility, are summarized, in view of the current and future activities in the country. Finally, conclusions important for the safe disposal of the research reactor RA spent fuel are derived.
Key words: research nuclear reactors, disposal of spent nuclear fuel, nuclear safety, nuclear safety standards
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ACTIVITIES OF YUGOSLAV INIS CENTER IN 1997
by Nada MARINKOVĆ
Abstract: Acting as a decentralised information centre, INIS (International Nuclear Information System), publishes yearly production statistics which describes in detail the activities of all the member states and organisations which contribute to the INIS Data Base. It includes: number of records arranged by country, time lag for records arranged by country, time lag for type of literature arranged by country, number of records subdivided by subject categories, year of publication arranged by country, journal titles yielding 10 or more articles arranged by country, Journal titles yielding 1 or more articles arranged alphabetically and by subject categories, journal titles yielding 1 or more articles arranged by country and by frequency. Production statistics for 1997 shows that the activity of Yugoslav INIS Centre could be estimated as rather successful, having in mind not only the number of arranged records but the number of articles relevant for INIS that were published in our country during recent few years. Among 88 member states and organisations, Yugoslav INIS Centre is in 38 place with 194 arranged records published from 1994-1997.
Key words: INIS, data base management, data acquisition, international co-operation
Note: Full text published in Serbian