LWRS Program

LWRS Program

Reliability, Availability, Productivity, Component aging, Safety & Security of existing nuclear power plants

 
LWRS Program Reports
 
Technical Integration Office
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Accomplishments Report, 2014. [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Integrated Program Plan, Revision 2, INL-EXT-11-23452, April 2014. [pdf]
DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long-Term Operations Program – Joint Research and Development Plan, Revision 3, INL-EXT-12-24562, April 2014. [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Accomplishments Report, 2013. [pdf]
DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Accomplishments Report, 2012. [pdf]

Materials Aging and Degradation
Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway Technical Program Plan, J. Busby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/LTR-2013/327 Rev. 3, January 2015.. [pdf]
Results of Fracture Toughness Tests for the Round Robin Test Program Using Mini-Compact Specimens, M.A. Sokolov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/LTR-2014/686, December 2014.. [pdf]
Perspective on Radiation Effects in Concrete for Nuclear Power Plants—Part I: Quantification of Radiation Exposure and Radiation Effects, K. Field, Y. Le Pape, and I. Remec, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2014.. [pdf]
Perspective on Radiation Effects in Concrete for Nuclear Power Plants—Part II: Perspective from Micromechanical Modeling, Y. Le Pape, K. Field, and I. Remec, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2014.. [pdf]
A Model of Radiation-Induced Microstructural Evolution, A. Barashev, S. Golubov, and R. Stoller, ORNL/LTR-2014/487, September 2014. [pdf]
Baseline Characterization of Cast Stainless Steels, T.S. Byun and Y. Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2014/446, September 2014.. [pdf]
Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants—Interim Status for FY 2014, K. Simmons, L. Fifield, M Westman, J. Tedeschi, A. Jones, M. Prowant, A. Pardini, and P. Ramuhalli, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL-23624, September 2014.. [pdf]
Environmental Effect of Evolutionary Cyclic Plasticity Material Parameters of 316 Stainless Steel: An Experimental & Material Modeling Approach, S. Mohanty, W. K. Soppet, S. Majumdar, and K. Natesan, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/LWRS-14/01, September 2014. [pdf]
Initial Investigation of Improved Volumetric Imaging of Concrete Using Advanced Processing Techniques, D. Clayton, A. Albright, and H. Santos-Villalobos, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2014/362, September 2014.. [pdf]
New Technologies for Repairing Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants, K. Simmons, L. Fifield, M. Westman, and J. Roberts, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, September 2014. [pdf]
Stress Corrosion Crack Initiation of Cold-Worked Alloy 600 and Alloy 690 in PWR Primary Water, S. Bruemmer, M. Olszta, D. Schreiber, and M. Toloczko, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, September 2014.. [pdf]
Analysis of Phase Transformation Studies in Solute Addition Alloys, L. Tna, K. Field, and J. Busby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2014/303, August 2014.. [pdf]

Joint Demonstration Project Completion Work at R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant—Assessment of Temperature in Containment, R. Tilley and T. Rosseel, Ref. A141239-LR-001, Rev. 0, August 2014.. [pdf]

Augmented Containment Inspection Results Supplement to LPI Reports A12191-R-001 and A12477-R-003, Report No. 14129-R-001, Rev. 0, August 2014. . [pdf]

Status Report Describing Evaluation of Embrittlement Effects in a Reactor Pressure Vessel Nozzle, M. Backman, B. Spencer, R. Dodds, B. Wirth, and J. Busby, August 2014.. [pdf]
Comprehensive and Comparative Analysis of Atom Probe, Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, and Other Microstructural Experiments on Available High Fluence Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels, M. Sokolov, R. Nanstad, M. Miller, K. Littrell, G. Odette, P. Wells, D. Sprouster, and L. Ecker, ORNL/TM-2014/241, June 2014.. [pdf]
BWR High-Fluence Material Project: Assessment of the Role of High-Fluence on the Efficiency of HWC Mitigation on SCC Crack Growth Rates, S. Teysseyre, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-31703, April 2014.. [pdf]
Status update of advanced alloys for Advanced Radiation Resistant Materials Program, L. Tan, D. Hoelzer, and J. Busby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2014.. [pdf]
Establishment of an International Irradiated Concrete Information Exchange Working Group, T. Rossell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.. [pdf]
Comprehensive and Comparative Analysis of Atom Probe, Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, and Other Microstructural Experiments on Available High Fluence Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels, M. Sokolov, R. Nanstand, M. Miller, K. Littrell, G. Odette, P. Wells, D. Sprouster, L. Ecker, ORNL/TM-2014/241, June 2014.. [pdf]
Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Crack Initiation of Cold-Worked Alloy 690 in PWR Primary Water, T.L. Dickson, M.B. Toloczko, M.J. Olszta, D.K. Schreiber, and S.M. Bruemmer, PNNL on behalf of ORNL, September 2013.. [pdf]
Status Report on Assessment of Environmentally Assisted Fatigue for LWR Extended Service Conditions, S. Mohanty, W.K. Soppet, S. Majumdar, and K. Natesan, ANL/LWRS-13/3, September 2013.. [pdf]
Evaluation of Ultrasonic Techniques on Concrete Structures, D. Clayton, C. Smith, C. Ferraro, J. Nelson, L. Khazanovich, K. Hoegh, S. Chintakunta, J. Popovics, H. Choi, S. Ham, ORNL/TM-2013/430, September 2013. [pdf]
Analysis of Deformation Mode Changes in Irradiated Materials using Bend Tests and Finite Element Modeling, M. N. Gussev, J. T. Busby, ORNL/TM-2013/217, June 2013. [pdf]
Summary of Large Concrete Samples, D. Clayton, C. Smith, ORNL/TM-2013/223, June 2013 . [pdf]
Modeling Strategy to Assess Radiation Induced Segregation and Phase Stability in Austenitic Steels in Light Water Reactors During Extended Service, L. Barnard, D. Morgan, B. Wirth, June 2013. [pdf]
Grizzly/FAVOR Interface Project Report, T.L. Dickson, P.T. Williams, S. Yin, H.B. Klasky, S. K. Tadinada, B.R. Bass, ORNL/TM-2013/44094, June 2013. [pdf]
Radiation Environment in Concrete Biological Shields of Nuclear Power Plants, I. Remec, ORNL, March 2013. [pdf]
Updates of High-Fluence Induced Microstructural Evolution of Austenitic Stainless Steels Under LWR Relevant Conditions, L. Tan, J. T. Busby, ORNL/TM-2013/84, February 2013. [pdf]
Report on Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Experiments of Irradiated Reactor Pressure Vessel Materials, M. A. Sokolov, K. C. Littrell, R. K. Nanstad, ORNL/TM-2012/630, December 2012. [pdf]
Preliminary Report on Assessment of Environmentally-Assisted Fatigue for LWR Extended Service Conditions, S. Mohanty, W. K. Soppet, S. Majumdar, K. Natesan, ANL, March 2013. [pdf]
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Milestone M2LW-13OR0402013, Progress Report on Status of Advanced Test Reactor-2 Reactor Pressure Vessel Materials Irradiation Project, R. K. Nanstad, G. R. Odette, ORNL/LTR-2013/129, March 2013. [pdf]
Preliminary List of Aging Conditions and Measurement Methods to be Examined for Key Indicators of Cable Aging – Status Summary, K. Simmons, PNNL, April 2013. [pdf]
Microstructure, Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Crack Initiation of Alloy 600 in PWR Primary Water Environments, M. J. Olszta, D. K. Schreiber, M. B. Toloczko, S. M. Bruemmer, PNNL, March 2013 [pdf]
Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan, T. S. Byun and J. T. Busby, ORNL/LTR-2012/440, September 2012. [pdf]
Low-temperature Swelling in LWR Internal Components: Current Data and Modeling Assessment, ORNL/LTR-2012/390, R. E. Stoller, A. V. Barashev, and S. I. Golubov, September 2012. ...... [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program – R&D Roadmap for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Fatigue Damage in Piping, S. Bakhtiari, P. Ramuhalli, D.L. Brenchley,  ANL/NE-12/43, September 2012.. [pdf]
Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of Degradation Precursors, PNNL-21692, P. Ramuhalli J.W. Griffin, R.M. Meyer, S.G. Pitman, J.M. Fricke, M.E. Dahl, M.S. Prowant, T.A. Kafentzis, J.B. Coble, T.J. Roosendaal, September 2012. . [pdf]
Roadmap for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Reactor Pressure Vessel Research and Development by the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, C. Smith, R. Nanstad, R. Odette, D. Clayton, K. Matlack, P. Ramuhalli. G. Light, ORNL/TM-2012/380, September 2012.  ... [pdf]
LWRS Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap, ORNL/TM-2012/360, D. Clayton, M. Hileman, September 2012. [pdf]
LWRS Program Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants, K.L. Simmons, H.M. Hashemian, P. Ramuhalli, R. Konnick, D.L. Brenchley, S. Ray, J.B. Coble, PNNL-21731, September 2012. [pdf]
LWRS Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) workshop Summary for Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV), C.W. Smtih, August 9, 2012 [doc]
LWRS Concrete NDE Workshop Summary, D.A. Clayton, August 9, 2012. [pdf]
LWRS NDE Workshops Fatigue Workshop Summary, S. Bakhtiari, August 2, 2012. [pdf]
Use of Computational Model to Design and Optimize Welding Conditions to Suppress Helium Cracking during Welding, W. Zhang Z. Feng and E. Willis, June 2012. [pdf]
A Review of Stress Corrosion Cracking/Fatigue Modeling for Light Water Reactor Cooling System Components, S. Mohanty, S. Majumdar, and K. Natesan, Argonne National Laboratory, June 2012. [pdf]
Assessment of Opportunities for Acquiring Plant Materials to Aid in Model Validation, G. Von White and R. Bernstein, Sandia National Laboratory, June 2012. [pdf]
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Letter Report on Metallurgical Examination of the High Fluence RPV Specimens From the Ringhals Nuclear Reactors, R.K. Nanstad, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/LTR-2012/113, March 2012. [pdf]
Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Irradiation-Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms, J. T. Busby and M. N. Gussev, ORNL, ORNL/TM-2010/346, December 2010. [pdf]
Develop Baseline Computational Model for Proactive Welding Stress Management to Suppress Helium-Induced Cracking During Weld Repair, W. Zhang and Z. Feng, ORNL, September 2011. [pdf]
Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, W. Ren and D. Naus, ORNL, B. Oland, XCEL Engineering, ORNL/TM- 2010/177, September 2010. [pdf]
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Assessment of High Value Surveillance Materials, R. K. Nanstad, ORNL, ORNL/LTR-2011/172, June 2011. [pdf]
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Initial Assessment of Thermal Annealing Needs and Challenges, R. K. Nanstad, ORNL, and W. L. Server, ATI Consulting, ORNL/LTR-2011/351, September 2011. [pdf]
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Milestone Report on Materials and Machining of Specimens for the ATR-2 Experiment, R. K. Nanstad, ORNL, and G. R. Odette, University of California, Santa Barbara, ORNL/LTR-2011/413, January 2011. [pdf]
Report on Assessment of Environmentally-Assisted Fatigue for LWR Extended Service Conditions, S. Majumdar and K. Natesan, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL-LWRS-47, September 2011. [pdf]
Materials Degradation in Light Water Reactors: Life After 60, J.T. Busby, R.K. Nanstad, R. E. Stoller, Z. Feng, and D.J Naus,ORNL Report, ORNL/TM-2008/170. [pdf]
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Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies
Implementation of Software Tools for Hybrid Control Rooms in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory, H. Jokstad, O. Berntsson, R, McDonald, Halden Reactor Project; R. Boring, B., K. Fitzgerald, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33710, November 2014.. [pdf]
Cyber Security Evaluation of II&C Technologies, K. Thomas, Idaho National Laboratory; M. Thow, T. Kenny, L Watkins, AREVA Inc., INL/EXT-14-33609, Revision 0, November 2014.. [pdf]
Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies Technical Program Plan for 2014, B. Hallbert and K. Thomas, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-13-28055 Rev. 3, September 2014.. [pdf]
Automated Work Packages Architecture: An Initial Set of Human Factors and Instrumentation and Controls Requirements, V. Agarwal, J. Oxstrand, and K. Le Blanc, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33172 Rev. 0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Baseline Human Factors and Ergonomics in Support of Control Room Modernization at Nuclear Power Plants, R. Boring and J. Joe, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33223, September 2014.. [pdf]
Computer-Based Procedures for Field Activities: Results from Three Evaluations at Nuclear Power Plants, J. Oxstrand, K. Le Blanc, and A. Bly, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33212 Rev. 0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Diagnostic and Prognostic Models for Generator Step-Up Transformers, V. Agarwal, N. Lybeck, and B. Pham, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33124 Rev.0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Guidelines for Implementation of an Advanced Outage Control Center to Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution, and Outage Risk Management, S. St. Germain, R. Farris. A. Whaley, H. Medema, and D. Gertman, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33182 Rev. 0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Human Factors Engineering Design Phase Report for Control Room Modernization, T. Ulrich, R. Boring, and R. Lew, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33221, September 2014.. [pdf]
Interim Report on Concrete Degradation Mechanisms and Online Monitoring Techniques, S. Mahadevan, V. Agarwal, K. Neal, D. Kosson, and D. Adams, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33134 Rev. 0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Status Report on the Development of Micro-Scheduling Software for the Advanced Outage Control Center Project, S. St. Germain, K. Thomas, J. Joe, and R. Farris, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33036 Rev. 0, September 2014.. [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Operator Performance Metrics For Control Room Modernization: A Practical Guide For Early Design Evaluation , R. Boring, R. Lew, T Ulrich, and J. Joe, INL/EXT-14-31511, March 2014. [pdf]
Long-Term Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems (II&C) Modernization Future Vision and Strategy, K. Thomas, B. Hallbert, Revision 3, INL/EXT-11-24154, November 2013. [pdf]
Computer-Based Procedures for Field Workers: Results from Three Evaluation Studies, J. Oxstrand, K. Le Blanc, and A. Bly, INL/EXT-13-30183, September 2013. [pdf]
A Reference Plan for Control Room Modernization: Planning and Analysis Phase, J. Hugo, R. Boring, L. Hanes, and K. Thomas INL/EXT-13-30109, September 2013. [pdf]
Summary Report on Industrial and Regulatory Engagement Activities, K. Thomas, INL/EXT-12-27161, Revision 1, September 2013. [pdf]
Development of Methodologies for Technology Deployment for Advanced Outage Control Centers That Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution and Outage Risk Management, S. St. Germain, R. Farris, and H. Medema, INL/EXT-13-29934, Revision 0, September 2013. [pdf]
Installation of Halden Reactor Project Digital Interface Prototypes in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory, H. Jokstad, J. O. Hol, T. J. Bjorlo, A. O. Braseth, C. Nihlwing, H. Svengren, and L. Hurlen, with additional contributions by Idaho National Laboratory staff, including J. Joe, R. Boring, D. Gertman, J. Persensky, INL/EXT-13-29039, May 2013. [pdf]
Digital Full-Scope Simulation of a Conventional Nuclear Power Plant Control Room, Phase 2: Installation of a Reconfigurable Simulator to Support Nuclear Plant Sustainability, R. Boring, V. Agarwal, K. Fitzgerald, J. Hugo, B. Hallbert, INL/EXT-13-28432, Revision 0, March 2013. [pdf]
Long-Term Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems (II&C) Modernization Future Vision and Strategy, K. Thomas, B. Hallbert, INL/EXT-11-24154, Revision 2, February 2013. [pdf]
Online Monitoring Technical Basis and Analysis Framework for Emergency Diesel Generators—Interim Report for FY 2013, B. T. Pham, N. J. Lybeck, V. Agarwal, INL/EXT-12-27754, December 2012. [pdf]
Online Monitoring Technical Basis and Analysis Framework for Large Power Transformers; Interim Report for FY 2012, N. J. Lybeck, V. Agarwal, B. T. Pham, H. D. Medema, K. Fitzgerald, INL/EXT-12-27181, September 2012. [pdf]
Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies Technical Program Plan, INL/EXT-13-28055, Revision 0, September 2012. [pdf]
Evaluation of Computer-Based Procedure System Prototype, J. Oxstrand, K. Le Blanc, S. Hays,  INL/EXT-12-27155, September 2012. [pdf]
Guidance for Deployment of Mobile Technologies for Nuclear Power Plant Field Workers, R. K. Farris, H. Medema, INL/EXT-12-27094, September 2012. [pdf]
Summary Report on Industrial and Regulatory Engagement Activities, K. Thomas, INL/MIS-12-27161, September 2012. [pdf]
Digital Full-Scope Mockup of a Conventional Nuclear Power Plant Control Room, Phase I: Installation of a Utility Simulator at the Idaho National Laboratory, R. Boring, V. Agarwal, J. Joe, and J. Persensky, June 2012. [pdf]
Long-Term Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems (II&C) Modernization Future Vision and Strategy. K.D. Thomas and B.P. Hallbert, INL/EXT-11-24154, Rev. 1, February 2012. [pdf]
Advanced Instrumentation, Information and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies FY11 Report, R. M. Meyer, P. Ramuhalli, J. B. Coble, L. J. Bond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL-20671, August 2011. [pdf]
Lifecycle Prognostics Architecture for Selected High-Cost Active Components, N. Lybeck, B. Pham, and M. Tawfik, INL, and J. B. Coble, R. M. Meyer, P. Ramuhalli, and L. J. Bond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, INL/ EXT-11-22915, August 2011. [pdf]

LWRS II&C Industry and Regulatory Engagement Activities for FY 2011. K. D. Thomas, INL/EXT-11-23451, September 2011. [pdf]

Report from the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Workshop on Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems and Human-System Interface Technologies, B.P. Hallbert, and J.J. Persensky, INL, C Smidts and T. Aldemir, OSU, and J. Naser, EPRI, INL/EXT-09-16631, August 2009. [pdf]
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Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization
RELAP-7 Theory Manual, R. Berry, J. Peterson, H. Zhang, R. Martineau, H. Zhao, L. Zou, and D. Andrs, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-31366, December 2014.. [pdf]
RELAP-7 User's Guide, H. Zhang, H. Zhao, L. Zou, D. Andrs, R. Berry, and R. Martineau, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33977, December 2014.. [pdf]
RELAP-7 Software Verification and Validation Plan, C. Smith, Y. Choi, and L. Zou, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33201, September 2014.. [pdf]
3D J-Integral Capability in Grizzly, B. Spencer, M. Backman, P. Chakraborty, and W. Hoffman, INL/EXT-14-33257, September 2014.. [pdf]
Accident Tolerant Fuel Analysis, C. Smith, H. Chichester, J. Johns, M. Teague, M. Tonks, and R. Youngblood, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33200, September 2014.. [pdf]
Advanced Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment Demonstration Project Plan, J. Coleman, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33302, September 2014.. [pdf]
Developing Fully Coupled Subchannel Model in RELAP-7, H. Zhang, L. Zou, H. Zhao, and R. Martineau, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33102, September 2014.. [pdf]
Enhanced Severe Transient Analysis for Prevention Technical Program Plan, H. Gougar, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-33228, September 2014.. [pdf]
Prototype Consequence Modeling Tool Based Upon the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) Software, C. Pope, B. Byambadorj, C. Hill, E. Lum, B. Nield, and J. Swanson, Idaho State University, September 2014.. [pdf]
RISMC Advanced Safety Analysis Project Plan FY 2015-FY 2019, R. Szilard, C. Smith, R. Youngblood, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33186, September 2014.. [pdf]
Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Methods Development Work, D. Mandelli, C. Smith, Z. Ma, T. Riley, J. Nielsen, A. Alfonsi, C. Rabiti, J. Cogliati, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33191, September 2014.. [pdf]
Case Study for Enhanced Accident Tolerance Design Changes, S. Prescott, C. Smith, T. Koonce, and T. Yang, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-32355 Rev. 1, September 2014.. [pdf]
Demonstration of NonLinear Seismic Soil Structure Interaction and Applicability to New System Fragility Seismic Curves, J. Coleman, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33222, September 2014.. [pdf]
Grizzly Status Report, B. Spencer, Y. Zhang, P. Chakraborty, M. Backman, W. Hoffman, D. Schwen, S. Bulent Biner, and X. Bai, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33251, September 2014.. [pdf]
Refined Boiling Water Reactor Station Blackout Simulation with RELAP-7, H. Zhao, H. Zhang, L. Zou, D. Andrs, R. Berry, and R. Martineau, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-33162, September 2014.. [pdf]
Risk-Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) Pathway Technical Program Plan, C. Smith, C. Rabiti, and R. Martineau, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-22977 Rev. 2, September 2014.. [pdf]
Analysis of Pressurized Water Reactor Station Blackout Caused by External Flooding Using the RISMC Toolkit, C. Smith, D. Mandelli, S. Prescott, A. Alfonsi, C. Rabiti, J. Cogliati, and R. Kinoshita, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-14-32906, August 2014.. [pdf]
Survey of Models for Concrete Degradation, B. Spencer and H. Huang, INL/EXT-14-32925 Rev. 0, August 2014.. [pdf]
RELAP-7 Numerical Stabilization: Entropy Viscosity Method, R. Berry, M. Delchini, and J. Ragusa, INL/EXT-14-32352, June 2014. [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Case Study for Enhanced Accident Tolerance Design Changes, S. Prescott, C. Smith, and T. Koonce, INL/EXT-14-32355, June 2014. [pdf]
Technical Approach and Results from the Fuels Pathway on an Alternative Selection Case Study, R. Youngblood and C. Smith, INL/EXT-13-30195 Rev. 0, September 2013. [pdf]
Support and Modeling for the Boiling Water Reactor Station Black Out Case Study Using RELAP and RAVEN, D. Mandelli, C. Smith, T. Riley, J. Schroeder, C. Rabiti, A. Alfonsi, J. Nielsen, D. Maljovec, B. Wang, and V. Pascucci, INL/EXT-13-30203, September 2013. [pdf]
Implementation of Changes to the EONY Model to Account for Extended Service Conditions and Late Blooming Phases for Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels, J.T. Busby and B.D. Wirth, ORNL, May 2013. [pdf]
Grizzly Year-End Progress Report, B. Spencer, Y. Zhang, P. Chakraborty, S.B. Biner, M. Backman, B. Wirth, S. Novascone, J. Hales, INL/EXT-13-30316, Revision 0, September 2013. [pdf]
Modeling of Late Blooming Phases and Precipitation Kinetics in Aging Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) Steels, Y. Zhang, P. Chakraborty, and S.B. Biner, INL/EXT-13-30267, September 2013. [pdf]
RELAP-7 Simulation Resolving an SBO Scenario on a Simplified Geometry of a BWR, H. Zhang, H. Zhao, L. Zou, D. Andrs, J. Peterson, R. Berry, and R. Martineau INL/EXT-13-29887, August 2013. [pdf]
RELAP-7: Demonstrating Seven-Equation, Two-Phase Flow Simulation in a Single-Pipe, Two-Phase Reactor Core and Steam Separator/Dryer, R. Berry, L. Zou, H. Zhao, D. Andrs, J. Peterson, H. Zhang, and R. Martineau, INL/EXT-13-28750, April 2013. [pdf]
Technical Basis Guide Describing How to Perform Safety Margin Configuration Risk Management, J. Knudsen and C. Smith, INL/EXT-13-30019, August 2013. [pdf]
A Risk-Informed Approach to Safety Margins Analysis, C. Smith, D. Mandelli, Nuclear Engineering International, July 2013. [pdf]
RELAP-7: Demonstrating the Integration of Two-phase Flow Components for an Ideal BWR Loop, H. Zhang, H. Zhao, L. Zou, D. Andrs, J. Peterson, R. Berry, R. Martineau, INL/EXT-13-29514, June 2013. [pdf]
A Proof of Concept: Grizzly, the LWRS Program Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway Main Simulation Tool, B. Spencer (INL), J. Busby (ORNL), R. Martineau (INL), B. Wirth (UTK), September 2012. [pdf]
Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC), Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study, INL/EXT-12-27015, Rev. 0, August 2012. [pdf]
Report on Prevention Analysis Trial Method and Case Study Improvements, D. Blanchard and R. Youngblood, M3LW-12IN0702012, April 2012. [pdf]
Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model Cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework, S. D. Unwin, K. I. Johnson, R. F. Layton, P. P. Lowry, S. E. Sanborn, and M. B. Toloczko, PNNL- 20596, July 2011. [pdf]
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Advanced Light Water Reactor Nuclear Fuels
Status of High Flux Isotope Reactor Irradiation of Silicon Carbide/Silicon Carbide Joints, Y. Katoh, T. Koyanagi, J. Kiggans, N. Cetiner, and J. McDuffee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2014/513, September 2014.. [pdf]
20 Gwd SiC Clad Fuel Pin Examination, R. Morris, C. Baldwin, R. Ellis, J. Giaquinto, L. Ott, J. Peterson, and J. Schmidlin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2014/102, April 2014.. [pdf]
Inter-Laboratory Test Planning Document for New ASTM C28.07 Standard for Axial Tensile Properties of Ceramic Composite Tubes, Y. Katoh and T. Gonczy, March 2014.. [pdf]
Materials Inventory Database for the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, K. Ahmed and S.M. Bragg-Sitton, INL/EXT-13-29960, August 2013. [pdf]
Status of Silicon Carbide Joining and Irradiation Studies, Y. Katoh, J. O. Kiggans, C. Shih, T. Koyanagi, J. L. McDuffee, L.L. Snead, ORNL/TM-2013/273, July 2013. [pdf]
Evaluation of CVD and CVC SiC Reactivity towards UO2 , C. M. Silva, S. L. Voit, Y. Katoh, June 2013. [pdf]
EBSD Characterization of Tubular Cladding Plasticity after Bend Testing: A Feasibility Study, I. J. van Rooyen, INL/EXT-13-28519, March 2013. [pdf]
Updated Probabilistic Failure Analysis for Wound Composite Ceramic Cladding Assembly, J. G. Hemrick, E. Lara-Curzio, INL/MIS-13-28798; ORNL/TM-2013/114, March 2013. [pdf]
Pre-Irradiation Testing and Analysis to Support the LWRS Hybrid SiC-CMC-Zircaloy-4 Unfueled Rodlet Irradiation, I. J. van Rooyen, INL/EXT-12-27189, January 2013. [pdf]
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development: Technical Program Plan, S. M. Bragg-Sitton, INL/MIS-12-25696, Revision 1, December 2012. [pdf]
U.S. Department of Energy Accident-Resistant SiC Clad Nuclear Fuel Development, G.W. Griffith, INL, INL/ CON-11-23186, October 2011. [pdf]

Reactor System Technologies
Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP) – MELCOR Crosswalk Phase 1 Study, 3002004449, Electric Power Research Institute, Technical Update, November 2014.. [pdf]

Systems Analysis and Emerging Issues

DOE Report - Cooling Water Issues & Opportunities at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, INL/EXT-10-20208, Revision 1, December 2010. [pdf]
Attachment 1 - 2007 - Tech Brief, Water & Sustainability [pdf]
Attachment 2 - Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy in the US [pdf]
Attachment 3 - Running Dry at the Power Plant - EPRI Journal (Summer 2007) [pdf]


 


LWRS Program Newsletters

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2015

This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Development of the Expanded Materials Degradation Assessment for Prioritizing Research in Support of Subsequent License Renewal (by Jeremy Busby, Lead for Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. November 2014

This issue of the newsletter introduces a new program pathway lead for the Safety Technologies Pathway and features a technical article on Informing Materials Decisions and Decisions for Extended Operations (by Jeremy Busby, Lead for the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2014

This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Controlling Thermal Hydraulics Codes using RAVEN (by Christian Rabiti, Andrea Alfonsi, Joshua Cogliati, Diego Mandelli, Robert Kinoshita, and Curtis Smith from the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2014

This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures (by Dwight Clayton from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. December 2013

This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Demonstration of RELAP-7 Capabilities Via Application to a Simplified Boiling Water Reactor Extended Station Blackout (by Hongbin Zhang, Haihua Zhao, Ling Zou, Richard Martineau, and Curtis Smith from the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).

 

 


 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. September 2013

This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Evaluating the Effects of Irradiation on Concrete at Extended Lifetimes (by Thomas M. Rosseel, Igor Remec, Kevin G. Field, and Dan J. Naus from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. May 2013

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on A Proof of Concept: Grizzly, an LWRS Program Materials Aging Simulation Tool (by Benjamin W. Spencer, Jeremy T. Busby, Richard C. Martineau, and Brian D. Wirth from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).

 

 



 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. January 2013

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on Life-Cycle Prognostics for the LWRS Program (by J. Wesley Hines and Belle Upadhyaya from the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies Pathway).

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. October 2012

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on Current and On-going Cable Aging Research (by Gregory Von White II, Robert Bernstein, and Kenneth T. Gillen from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway)

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2012

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a brief introduction of all the LWRS Program Managers: the LWRS Federal Program Manager, the Technical Integration Office, and the Pathway Leads. (by Kathryn A. McCarthy)

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. March 2012.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on the Development and Characterization of Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cladding (by Shannon M. Bragg-Sitton and Isabella J. Van Rooyen)

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. December 2011.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features an article from the new Director of the LWRS Technical Integration Office, Kathy McCarthy, discussing changes to the LWRS program driven by federal budget constraints.

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. September 2011.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes a discussion about harvesting materials from the decommissioned Zion 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants lead by Thomas M. Rosseel from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway.

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. May 2011.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes information about the Fukushima Accident in March 2011, discussion about advanced nuclear fuel using silicon carbide cladding to provide large safety margins by George Griffith, Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Lead, and more.

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2011.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features an article from John Gaertner from the Electronic Power Research Institute exploring how EPRI and LWRS are teaming up to sustain high performance of existing plants for the long term.

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. November 2010.

This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes an article from Rebecca Smith-Kevern, Director of the Office of Light Water Reactor Technologies, about Federal Government support of the continued operation of existing nuclear power plants.

 

 

 



Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. August 2010.

The first issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes an introduction to the LWRS program with articles from Rich Reister, Federal Program Director, and Ronaldo Szilard, LWRS Program Technical Integration Office Director.

 

 

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LWRS Program Presentations
Technical Integration Office
McCarthy, K.A., 2014, "Informing Long-Term Operation of U.S. Plants: the Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program," WIN Region II Meeting, Wrightsville Beach, NC, February 2014. [pdf]

Materials Aging and Degradation
Busby, J.T., K.G. Field, Y. Le Pape, C. Mattus, D.J. Naus, I. Remec, and T.M. Rosseel, 2013, "Meeting Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff and Industry to Discuss Subsequent License Renewal," Concrete and Civil Structures, December 2013. [pdf]
Naus, D.J., Y. Le Pape, J.T. Busby, J. Lindberg, and J. Wall, "Research Roadmaps for Concrete Civil Structures. Meeting Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff and Industry to Discuss Subsequent License Renewal," Concrete and Civil Structures, December 2013. [pdf]

Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization
Mandelli, D., C. Smith, C. Rabiti, A. Alfonsi, J. Cogliati, and R. Kinoshita, 2013, "New Methods and Tools to Perform Safety Analysis within RISMC," ANS Winter Meeting, November 2013. [pdf]
Smith, C.L., 2013, "Overview of the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway." [pdf]
Smith, C., D. Mandelli, and C. Rabiti, 2013, "Station Blackout: A Case Study in the Interaction of Mechanistic and Probabilistic Safety Analysis," ANS Winter Meeting, November 2013. [pdf]

Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies
Thomas, K.D., 2012, "LWR Sustainability Program, Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies R&D Program." [pdf]

Advanced Light Water Reactor Nuclear Fuels
Griffith, G., 2010, "LWR Sustainability Program," Invited, ANS Meeting, LWRS Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuels, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9, 2010. [pdf]
 
References
Second Workshop on U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension and Developmenet, February 2011.
Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap: Report to Congress, DOE-NE, April 2010. [pdf]
Nuclear Power Deployment Scorecard, U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Power 2010. Nuclear Power Deployment Scorecard
U.S. capacity factors: Another small gain, another new peak, M.E. Blake, Nuclear News, May 2008, pp. 28-34. [pdf]
Life Beyond 60 Workshop Summary Report, NRC/DOE Workshop U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension Research and Development, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Energy, Feb. 19-21, 2008. [pdf]
The Path to Zero Defects: EPRI Fuel Reliability Guidelines, EPRI, 2008.
Strategic Plan for Light Water Reactor Research and Development, INL/EXT-07-13543, Idaho National Laboratory, November 2007. [pdf]
Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy R&D Program, National Research Council of the National Academies, Oct. 2007.
U.S. Energy Information Administration International Energy Outlook, Energy Information Administration, Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, May 2007. [pdf]
42 USC 14801, 2005, "Energy Policy Act of 2005, (EPACT2005)," Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, August 8, 2005. [pdf]
Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group, Office of the President, May 2001. [pdf]
Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants (Safety and Reliability Issues), National Research Council (NRC), 1997.
 

 


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