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Sandia’s Supercritical Carbon-Dioxide/Brayton-Cycle Laboratory Signs Important MOU with Industry Partners

Sandia and eight other companies and research organizations* will collaborate to advance a distributed power system that can produce cleaner, more efficient electricity. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) focuses on developing an energy-conversion system based on supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2)/Brayton-cycle technology. Gary Rochau, manager of Sandia’s Advanced Nuclear Concepts Dept. said sCO2/Brayton cycle technology could [...]

Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors To Receive Up To $121.5M Over Five Years

The Department of Energy approved the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors’ (CASL’s) “Phase 2” renewal to develop advanced computing capabilities that serve as a virtual version of existing, operating nuclear reactors—to enable nuclear energy to continue to provide dependable, afford­able energy to America while advancing innovative research in an energy source central to [...]

By |February 24th, 2015|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Partnership, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors To Receive Up To $121.5M Over Five Years

SNL & BAM Collaborative Workshop

October 6 – 8, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Sandia National Labs (SNL) and The German Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM) have been collaborating for over 30 years in the area of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation. This site documents the agenda and outcome and houses the [...]

By |November 11th, 2014|Comments Off on SNL & BAM Collaborative Workshop

Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development

Many thanks to all participants at the Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development in Prague, Czech Republic, 24–27 September 2012. The visit was hosted by the Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SÚRAO), co-hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Background Smale-scale supercontainer mock-up at Josef [...]

By |July 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development

UFD WG Presentations, June 2014

June 4th Breakout Sessions June 4th Breakout Sessions (Late Submissions) June 5th Breakout Sessions June 5th Breakout Sessions (Late Submissions) NEUP Plenaries    

By |June 18th, 2014|Comments Off on UFD WG Presentations, June 2014

Previous US/German Workshops

  BACK Collaborations between the US and West Germany began in the 1970′s when both countries were investigating salt for the option of radioactive waste disposal. However, technical evaluations for disposal of heat-generating waste in salt experienced a rather long hiatus in the United States subsequent to certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and [...]

By |April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Previous US/German Workshops

Past Presenters at the US/German Workshops

This is a cumulative list of presenters for the series of US/German Workshops. Links have been provided to published proceedings when possible. Marcus Altmaier (KIT) 4th US/German SALT Workshop, 2013 ABC-SALT Workshop Series Lupe Argüello (SNL) 2nd US/German SALT Workshop, 2011 Research Collaborations in (Computational) Geo-Mechanics 3rd US/German SALT Workshop, 2012 Outlook on the Benchmark [...]

By |April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Past Presenters at the US/German Workshops

2014 US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation

5th International US/German Workshop Information   Hotel Registration Sunday Sept. 7 Monday Sept. 8 Tuesday Sept. 9 Wednesday Sept. 10 Thursday Sept. 11 Abstracts Companion Tours Previous Workshops Past Presenters Registration Welcome to the website for collaboration between U.S and German researchers with a mutual interest in radioactive waste disposal in deep geologic salt repositories. [...]

By |April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on 2014 US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation

Mechanical Testing

"Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials" E8/E8M-11, ASTM International (2008). ASTM standard (E8) used for tension testing guidance, with tests in constant displacement mode 2 tests were performed: at room temperature and at 650 °C Post-mortem metallography was performed on both samples Room-Temperature Tensile Test Room-Temperature Metallography [...]

By |March 26th, 2014|Comments Off on Mechanical Testing

Diffusion Bonding Characterization

Research Goal 1. Tensile specimens prepared from diffusion-bonded block of 316/316L SS2. Micrograph showing good grain growth across the diffusion bond3. Small defects in bond area may not impact overall strength—but could lower design life, due to crevice corrosion Diffusion bond strength, defects, and corrosion behavior must be understood before they can [...]

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