Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2017

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC Experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles.

To obtain a copy of the document that is related to an abstract, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2017

Subject: Status of Canadian cyber security regulatory framework and implementation at nuclear facilities
Presented at: 2017 International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants (ISOFIC)
Date: November 26–30, 2017
Location: Gyeongju, South Korea
Prepared by: Chul Hwan Jung
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Role of soil-to-leaf tritium transfer in controlling leaf tritium dynamics: Comparison of experimental garden and tritium-transfer model results
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: November 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Author(s): Masakazu Ota, Nana-Owusua A. Kwamena, Steve Mihok and Volodymyr Korolevych
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: CNSC research related to impactive and impulsive loading
Presented at: University of Western Ontario
Date: October 26, 2017
Location: London, Ontario
Prepared by: Neb Orbovic
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Analysis of Fault-Tolerant Design Methods and Architectures for Digital I&C Systems Using the Dynamic Flowgraph Methodology
Presented at: 2nd International Seminar on Probabilistic Methodologies for Nuclear Applications
Date: October 25–26, 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Phillip McNelles, Zhao Chang Zeng, Guna Renganathan, Lixuan Lu, Eric Lemoine, Yolande Akl
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Environmental Qualification Program Requirements for the Long-Term Operation of Canadian Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: Fourth International Conference on NPP Life Management
Date: October 23–27, 2017
Location: Lyon, France
Prepared by: Meliha Vlatkovic
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Modelling the Short- and Long-Term Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Argillaceous Limestone
Presented at: IACMAG Conference
Date: October 19-23, 2017
Location: Wuhan, China
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: The Application of CNSC Fukushima Action Plan in the Design of Small Modular Reactors
Presented at: CNS 11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components
Date: October 1–4, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Prepared by: Magdy El-Hawary and Noreddine Mesmous
Type: Abstract of a technical paper and presentation
Subject: Severe Accident Strategies, Review and Validation of Guidelines at Canadian NPPs
Presented at: CNS 11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Componentst
Date: October 1–4, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Prepared by: Noreddine Mesmous
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Implementation of SAMG and Integration with Emergency Response in Canada
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on Implementation and Integration of Accident Management Guidelines and Interface with Emergency Preparedness and Response
Date: September 27–29, 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Peter Devitt
Type: Presentation for Technical Meeting
Subject: Regulatory Perspectives on the Condition Assessment and Monitoring of Safety Significant Major Reactor Components for Long-Term Operation
Presented at: IAEA Fourth International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management
Date: October 23–27, 2017
Location: Lyon, France
Prepared by: Sankar Laxman, Blair Carroll and John Jin
Type: Paper
Subject: Applications of Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics for Pressure Tubes With Flaws
Presented at: 2nd International Seminar on Probabilistic Methodologies for Nuclear Applications
Date: October 25–26, 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: B. Wasiluk, K. Tsembelis and J. Jin
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Regulatory Research on Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes
Presented at: IACMAG Conference
Date: October 29–23, 2017
Location: Wuhan, China
Prepared by: T. S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: WGRISK Site-Level PSA Project: Status Update and Preliminary Insights for the Risk Aggregation Focus Area
Presented at: International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis
Date: September 24–28, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Prepared by: Smain Yalaoui, Yolande Akl and Marina Röwekamp (GRS)
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Quantification of Plant-Level HCLPF Capacity in Probabilistic Safety Assessment-Based Seismic Margin Assessment
Presented at: International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis
Date: September 24–28, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Prepared by: Zhaoliang Wang, Smain Yalaoui and Yolande Akl
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Effect of brine on swelling pressure of MX-80 bentonite and bentonite-sand mixture
Presented at: Clay Conference 2017 – The 7th International Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement
Date: September 24–27, 2017
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Prepared by: G. Su
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Analysis of mortality in a pooled cohort of Canadian and German uranium processing workers with no mining experience
Published in: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Date: September 22, 2017
Publisher: Springer
Author(s): Lydia B. Zablotska, Nora Fenske, Maria Schnelzer, Sergey Zhivin, Dominique Laurier and Michaela Kreuzer
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: CNSC Technical EOC Tools for Accident Assessment and Prognosis
Conference: 2nd International CNS Conference on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Nuclear Industry
Date: September 17–20, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Prepared by: T. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Hydrogen Assessment Tool for the Emergency Operating Centre
Presented at: 2nd International CNS Conference on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Nuclear Industry
Date: September 17–20, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Prepared by: S. Gyepi-Garbrah
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Analysis of mortality in a pooled cohort of Canadian and German uranium processing workers with no mining experience
Published in: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Date: September 11, 2017
Publisher: Springer
Author(s): Lydia B. Zablotska, Nora Fenske, Maria Schnelzer, Sergey Zhivin, Dominique Laurier, Michaela Kreuzer2
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Accident Tolerance Perspective on Evolution of CANDU Fuel Design
Presented at: 2017 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting
Date: September 10–14, 2017
Location: Ramada Plaza Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea (R.O.K.)
Prepared by: Ho Chun Suk
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation (and a full paper to be submitted)
Subject: Addressing Challenges in the Application of the Design Safety Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants to Small and Medium Sized Reactors in Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Reviews in Canada
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on Challenges in the Application of the Design Safety Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants to Small and Medium Sized Reactors
Date: September 4–8, 2017
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Yi Zeng
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Role of Tritiated Hydrogen in Formation of HTO and OBT in Soil and Vegetation in Vicinity of a Tritium Processing Facility
Presented at: 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER 2017)
Date: September 3–8, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Prepared by: M. Ilin and M. Rinker
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Technetium 99m – From Reactors to Accelerators – Regulatory and Safety Aspects
Presented at: International Topical Meeting on the Nuclear Applications of Accelerators
Date: August 2, 2017
Location: Québec City
Prepared by: Abdul Alwani
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: A systemic view of human factors: Connecting the domains through a human performance program
Presented at: Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference
Date: July 17–21, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Prepared by: Alice Salway
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject : Considerations for the Use of Probabilistic Assessments in Regulatory Decision Making Related to Pressure Boundary Component Aging
Presented at: 2017 ASME PVP Conference
Date : July 16-20, 2017
Location : Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Prepared by : Blair Carroll and John Jin
Type : Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject : Regulatory Perspective on Fitness for Service Assessments of CANDU Pressure Boundary Components
Presented at: 2017 ASME PVP Conference
Date: July 16–20, 2017
Location: Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Prepared by: John Jin, Blair Carroll
Type : Paper and presentation
Subject: Beyond the Modified Kersey’s Method
Presented at: Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists Annual Scientific Meeting
Date: July 13, 2017
Location: Ottawa
Prepared by: Adam Dodd
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Effects of Glaciation on the Rock Formations Around a Proposed Nuclear Waste Repository
Presented at: GeoProc conference
Date: July 5–7, 2017
Location: Paris, France
Prepared by: T. S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Progress of CNSC regulatory research on geological disposal
Presented at: IAEA URF Technical Meeting on Global Progress in Developing Geological Disposal Solutions
Date: June 19–23, 2017
Location: Turku, Finland
Prepared by: G. Su
Type: Oral presentation
Subject: Minimum Staff Complement and Workload
Presented at: 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies
Date: June 11–15, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California
Prepared by: Aaron Derouin
Type: Oral presentation of conference paper
Subject: Performance of MX-80 bentonite seal materials in a brine environment
Presented at: Nuclear Waste Management Organization Geoscience Seminar
Date: June 7–8, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Prepared by: G. Su
Type: Oral presentation
Subject: Reflecting Digital I&C Design Lessons Learned in Technology-Neutral Design Requirements
Presented at: International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Safety Demonstration of Advanced Water-Cooled NPPs
Date: June 6–9, 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Zhao Chang Zeng, Guna Renganathan, Marcel de Vos, Jean-Yves Fiset, Jason Churchill, Gilbert Chun
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: CANDU Reactors: Long-Term Operation and Refurbishment, CNSC Perspective
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 41st Annual CNS/CAN Student Conference
Date: June 4–7, 2017
Location: Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON
Prepared by: M. Santini, A. Omar
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Integrated Framework for Propagation of Uncertainties in Nuclear Cross-Sections in CANDU Steady-State and Transient Reactor Physics Simulations
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society
Date: June 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Application of Bayes Method in Evaluation of ROP/NOP Trip Setpoint
Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society
Date: June 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Assessment of the Effect of the Advanced Drift-Flux Model of ASSERT-PV on CHF, Flow and Void Fraction Distributions
Published in: Annals of Nuclear Energy
Date: June 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: N. Hammouda and Y. F. Rao
Type: Abstract of a peer reviewed technical journal paper
Subject: CNSC Regulatory Research on Geological Disposal
Presented at: CNSC-EA Information Exchange Teleconference
Date: May 9, 2017
Location: Ottawa / UK (teleconference)
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Validation of Thermalhydraulic Computer Codes Used in Safety Analysis: Regulatory Perspective
Presented at: ASME Verification and Validation Symposium (V&V)
Date: May 3-5, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Prepared by: J.E. Kowalski
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: The Pseudo-Resonant Isotope Model for Predicting the Resonance-Interference Effect in Self-Shielding Calculation
Presented at: International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering
Date: April 16-20, 2017
Location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
Prepared by: Wei Shen
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Introduction to steam generators – from Heron of Alexandria to nuclear power plants: Brief history and literature survey
Published in: Steam Generators for Nuclear Power Plants
Date: Spring 2017
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, Duxford, UK
Author(s): Jovica R. Riznic
Type: Peer-reviewed book chapter
Subject: Assessment of Critical Subcooled Flow Through Cracks in Large and Small Pipes Using TRACE and RELAP5
Published in: International Agreement Report, NUREG/IA-0457
Date: February 2017
Publisher: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Author(s): A. Oussoren, J. Riznic, S. T. Revankar
Type: Peer-reviewed technical report in NUREG series
Subject: Modelling a heater experiment for radioactive waste disposal
Published in: Environmental Geotechnics
Date: March 31, 2017
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Authors: T.S. Nguyen, Z. Li, B. Garitte and J.D. Barnichon
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Comparative modelling approaches of hydro-mechanical processes in sealing experiments at the Tournemire URL
Published in: Environmental Earth Sciences
Date: January 1, 2017
Publisher: Springer
Authors: A. Millard, N. Mokni, J.D. Barnichon, K.E. Thatcher, A.E. Bond, A. Fraser-Harris, C. McDermott, R. Blaheta, Z. Michalec, M. Hasal, T.S. Nguyen, O. Nasir, H. Yi and O. Kolditz
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
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