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LIGHT WATER REACTOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM




The mission of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is to develop the scientific basis, and science-based methodologies and tools, for the safe economical long-term operation of the nation's high-performing fleet of commercial nuclear energy facilities.

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With the future of nuclear power more secure now than it has been in decades, it is time to take a fresh look at business operating models in use in the U.S.With the future of nuclear power more secure now than it has been in decades, it is time to take a fresh look at business operating models in use in the U.S.
How to Flourish in the Age of Nuclear Renewal01How to Flourish in the Age of Nuclear Renewal
RISA researchers are developing a framework for digital I&C risk assessment that provides a technical basis to identity and evaluate software CCFs in digital I&C systems due to unintended design or implementation Software Failures in Digital I&C Systems

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Identification of Software Common-Cause Failures in Digital I&C Systems at Nuclear Reactors02Software Common-Cause Failures in Digital I&C
UCLA has developed glass microprobes with nano-to-micrometer openings and filled them with electrolyte and filament electrodes.A schematic of the microprobe setup developed using SECM.
The concept of Integrated Operations for Nuclear (ION) is an initiative being pursued in conjunction with the nuclear industry to develop effective, integrated technical and organizational solutions to emerging socioeconomic challenges in the industry.03Microprobes Irradiation Damage in Nuclear Alloys
There is a growing need for modern, robust protective networks to guard critical infrastructure or other assets from physical intrusion and attack.Commonly deployed network components.
Initial Experience with the ARENA Cable/Motor Test Bed04Ensuring Availability of Wireless Networks
Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER) was developed under the LWRS Program as an easy-to-use computation based HRA modeling framework to allow enhanced HRA capabilities for plants.HUNTER: A Digital Operator for Risk Analysis
HUNTER: A Digital Operator for Risk Analysis06HUNTER: A Digital Operator for Risk Analysis
 
  
  
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Human.pngHuman350 x 45388 KB 8/30/2023 3:58 PM137While the existing U.S. light-water reactors are highly reliable and safe and provide a significant proportion of carbon-free electricity, the cost of operating and maintaining them has become less competitive.
HydrogenUprate.pngHydrogenUprate1700 x 2200741 KB 10/17/2023 9:33 AM145Assessing the Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on Nuclear Plant Power Uprate and Hydrogen Cogeneration
OtrationStrategy.pngOtrationStrategy2550 x 33001579 KB 9/15/2023 9:42 AM141https://lwrs.inl.gov/Advanced%20IIC%20System%20Technologies/ION_Demonstration_Strategy.pdf
PreliminaryAnalysisThermalStress.pngPreliminaryAnalysisThermalStress2550 x 33001584 KB 2/12/2024 2:40 PM146Preliminary Analysis and Evaluation of Thermal Stress Induced by High-Capacity Thermal Energy Delivery
PWR-TES_Coupling.pngPWR-TES_Coupling1700 x 2200754 KB 2/12/2024 2:50 PM147https://lwrs.inl.gov/Flexible%20Plant%20Operation%20and%20Generation/PWR-TES_Coupling.pdf
SSTDR.pngSSTDR2550 x 33001404 KB 11/1/2023 6:32 AM144Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR) and Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR) for Detection of Cable Anomalies Using Machine Learning