MPACT (Michigan PArallel Characteristics Transport Code) is a new reactor analysis tool being developed at the University of Michigan as an advanced pin-resolved transport capability within VERA (Virtual Environment for Reactor Analysis).
CASL is developing the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) as a key capability to support the analysis of the CASL Challenge Problems.
Mixing and non-stoichiometry in Fe-Ni-Cr-Zn-O spinel compounds: Density functional theory calculations
Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been employed to better understand the thermodynamic properties of AB2O4 (where A=Fe2+, Ni2+ or Zn2+, and B=Fe3+ or Cr3+) spinel oxides
Fuel rod wear due to grid-to-rod fretting (GTRF) is currently one of the main causes of fuel leakage and is responsible for over 70% of the fuel leaks in pressurized water reactors (PWRs) in the U.S.
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