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[Seminar] Nuclear Engineering at PNNL
February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. David Colameco is a former graduate student of Dr. Ivanov and now works as a nuclear engineer for the Nuclear Engineering and Analysis group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Colameco is the principle investigator for the Physics Methods Accuracy Team within the Tritium Technology Program at PNNL which is tasked with identifying possible future physics challenges in modeling the Watts Bar Nuclear Units that host Tritium Producing Burnable Absorber Rods (TPBARs). TPBARs are targets placed in the fuel assembly guide tubes that produce tritium for the nation’s defense programs.
Additionally, Dr. Colameco is the code custodian for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FAST fuel performance code which is the integration of the steady-state and transient fuel performance codes FRAPCON and FRAPTRAN.
This presentation will discuss PNNL, its locations, and the internal organizations that Dr. Colameco works under. The projects listed above will also be discussed along with other prior projects such as the NRC’s GALE code which accounts for gaseous and liquid effluents from PWRs and BWRs.
Thursday, February 18. 2021
4:00 pm seminar