Criticality Sliderule

About the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule Project

AWE (UK), IRSN (France), LLNL (USA) and ORNL (USA) began a long-term collaboration effort in 2015 to update the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule for emergency response to a nuclear criticality accident to modernize and expand the technical content of the previous (1998 version) last updated by ORNL.

The detailed plans and accomplishments of the project are provided in the task specifications and summary papers provided below. For additional information on this project, please contact the project coordinator, Matthieu Duluc (IRSN) at matthieu.duluc@irsn.fr.

 

Phase Document Type Title Date
3 Task Specification Update of the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule Calculations – Sensitivity Studies 2017 Sep 12
2 Summary Paper Introduction of Plutonium Systems to the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule
ANS NCSD Topical, Carlsbad, NM, USA
2017 Sep 14
Task Specification Update of the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule Calculations – Plutonium Configurations 2017 Mar 24
1 Summary Paper Update of the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule for the Emergency Response to a Nuclear Criticality Accident,
EPJ Web of Conferences 153, 05015 (2017)
ICRS2016 – RPSD2013, Paris, France
2016 Oct 5
Task Specification Update of the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule Calculations – Initial Configurations 2015 Dec 10