Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sandia National Labs tests containment vessels of proposed nuclear reactor designs to see what conditions cause them to fail.
Today supercomputer simulations are our best method of evaluating nuclear reactor designs, to make sure they can operate safely. Now we need to extend these simulations to the whole ecosystem that supports their safe operation, including the geological realities of their specific location. In this age of giant earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and other natural disasters, we should use supercomputers to re-evaluate the safety of every important asset in our cities--especially those built near the ocean!
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Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:36 AM