• Analogy Based Modeling for Natural Convection [abstract] 

    Usman, Shoaib; Khane, Vaibhav (2009)
    Natural convection is an important phenomenon for many engineering systems including nuclear reactors. Present day nuclear reactors rely on the phenomenon for decay heat removal. While advanced CANDU-X would incorporate ...
  • Detector Paralysis Factor and Dead-time Measurements [abstract] 

    Usman, Shoaib; Patil, Amol (2009)
    Characterization of detector dead-time for high intensity environment (e.g., spent fuel monitoring) has been a topic of interest for years. Modeling attempts have been made but none seems to describe the phenomenon accurately. ...
  • Proliferation Deterrence by Spent Fuel Monitoring [abstract] 

    Usman, Shoaib; Dennis, Matthew L. (2009)
    Success of global utilization of nuclear energy is highly dependent on the ability to deter any risk of nuclear proliferation. This is particularly important as we developed advanced Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuels using weapons-grade ...