TOPAZ II System Description
The TOPAZ II single-cell thermionic space reactor power system was designed, built and tested by the former Soviet Union (Russia). It has been purchased by the United States (U.S.) for...

TOPAZ II Qualification and Nuclear Testing Program
This paper presents an overview of the Topaz II qualification and nuclear test program. The program combines the joint efforts and resources of Russian and American specialists and organizations...

Nuclear Propulsion: Safety Measures and Concerns
Since nuclear fission was discovered, many potential uses for it have been found. One such application of fission is nuclear propulsion systems in space ships; however, the elements resulting...

Solar Power Satellites
Earth's fossil fuel supply is dropping quickly. A new power source must be developed to save the remaining fuel and control pollution output. Solar power satellites are large satellites...

Practical Application of Tuned Liquid Damper for Tall Buildings
Performance of TLD, based on the full-scale measurement of an actual tall building, is discussed in this paper. Wind induced vibration of the SYP Tower was measured during a gusty day,...

Characterization of an ER Active Member
In the presence of strong electric fields (kV/mm), electrorheological (ER) materials change form viscous fluids to yielding materials. The class of ER materials used in this study have...

Earthquake Barrier Technology: Sliding-Friction Energy Dissipation
The first project in America to use friction damping was approved by the City of Los Angeles for the retrofit of a 10-story concrete frame building, designed to resist a Maximum Credible...

Seismic Upgrades Using Energy Dissipation Devices
This paper presents a model for developing comparative seismic rehabilitation schemes for essential facilities using both conventional techniques and passive control devices. Essential...

Implementation of Passive Energy Dissipation Systems in the United States
Significant advances in the field of passive energy dissipation for improved structural seismic resistance have been made in recent years. Developments in research and analysis techniques...

A Design for a Football Stadium Roof Enabling Growth of a Natural Grass Playing Surface: Sydney Football Stadium - Australia
This paper discusses the development of a design for a stadium roof which will provide conditions allowing the growth of a wearable natural grass surface suitable for sports including...

Analysis and Design of a Double Layer Barrel Vault with a Large Span
The roof of coal storage in JiaXin Power Station is a double-layer barrel vault. This roof covers span of 103.5 M and a longitudinal span of 88.0 M. The height of this space truss is 3.5...

Computing and Design in Structural Engineering A Practicing Engineer's Point of View
The development of the electronic computational power of the computer has been a boon to the structural engineering profession. The resulting increases in the speed and efficiency of the...

Wave Setup Near a Seawall: Experiments and a Numerical Model

Bio-Remediation of Simulated Fire Training Facility
A leaking aviation fuel underground storage tank system utilized for fire fighting training at the Will Rogers World Airport was removed by Oklahoma City Department of airports personnel....

Effectiveness of Retrofit in Multi-Family Apartments
This paper reports the results of an evaluation research study of the cost-effectiveness of water-conserving, residential retrofit plumbing devices. By means of a 'quasi-experimental,'...

Implementation of Spent Fuel Storage Options - A Utility Project Engineers Perspective

Transfer of Spent Nuclear Fuel Into Multi-Purpose Canister Storage

Feasibility of Using MPCs for DOE Research and Production Fuel

PWR Axial Burnup Profile Database

Effects of Axial Burnup Distributions on the Reactivity of Spent Fuel

 

 

 

 

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