Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2007–2009

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 abstract's document, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2009

Subject: Implementation of the precautionary and sustainable development principles in nuclear law – A Canadian perspective
Presented at: University of Montpellier 1
Date: December 2009
Location: Montpellier, France
Prepared by: Jacques Lavoie – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: CNSC approach to the design review of nuclear fuel systems for new nuclear power plants
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Design Fabrication & Performance
Date: November 9–12, 2009
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Prepared by: Ho-Chun Suk and Michel Couture
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Accident precursor program – A CNSC perspective
Presented at: 12th Technical Meeting on Risk-based Precursor Analysis
Date: November 4–6, 2009
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Jaafar Karouni – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: A stochastic model for piping failure frequency analysis using OPDE data
Published in: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power (Vol. 131, September)
Date: September 2009
Location: New York, New York, USA
Prepared by: Jovica Riznic – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical article
Subject: Update on Canadian regulatory oversight of ageing management for nuclear power plants
Presented at: 20th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 20)
Date: August 17–19, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: Ken Kirkhope, Andrei Blahoianu and Gerry Frappier – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Regulatory approach for the assessment of fire protection programs at nuclear power plants in Canada
Presented at: 11th International Seminar on Fire Safety in Nuclear Power Plant and Installations
Date: August 17–19, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: Adderrazzaq Bounagui, Grant Cherkas and Ivan Bolliger – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Tests on reinforced concrete slabs with pre-stressing and with transverse reinforcement under impact loading
Presented at: 20th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 20)
Date: August 9–14, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: aNebojsa Orbovic and Andrei Blahoianu
bMedhat Elgohary and Namho Lee

aCanadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
bAECL-EACL, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Activities of OECD/NEA in the field of integrity and ageing of components and structures
Presented at: 20th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 20)
Date: August 9–14, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: aAndrei Blahoianu; and bAlejandro Huerta

aCanadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC),Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
bOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency, Nuclear Safety Division, Paris, France
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Activities of OECD/NEA in the fields of seismic hazard assessment & earthquake engineering
Presented at: 20th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 20 - Division 2, Paper 1854)
Date: August 9–14, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: aAndrew J. Murphy; bAndrei Blahoianu; and, cAlejandro Huerta

aU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, USA
bCanadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
cOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency, Nuclear Safety Division, Paris, France
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Application of the leak before break concept to CANDU feeder piping with service induced cracking
Presented at: 20th International Conference Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 20 - Division 2, Paper 1854)
Date: August 9–14, 2009
Location: Espoo, Finland
Prepared by: John C. Jin and Raoul Awad – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Stress re-distribution induced by creep relaxation around a notch loaded in tension-measurement and modeling
Presented at: American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME-PVP2009 Pressure and Vessels and Piping Conference
Date: July 26–30, 2009
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prepared by: Nicholas Christodoulou – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Investigation of discrepancies in waterhammer structural integrity analysis simulation and actual vibration testing
Presented at: 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE17)
Date: July 12–16, 2009
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Khalid Chaudhry and Andrei Blahoianu
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Effect of environmental and material conditions on stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of carbon steels in high temperature water
Presented at: 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE17)
Date: July 12–16, 2009
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Sue Liu – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Crack growth model for the probabilistic assessment of inspection strategies for steam generator tubes
Presented at: 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE17)
Date: July 12–16, 2009
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Jovica R. Riznic – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Assessment of steam generator tube flaw size and leak rate models
Published in: Nuclear technology, Vol. 167, July 2009, (p. 157–158)
Date: July 2009
Publisher: American Nuclear Society
Author: Jovica R. Riznic – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Journal article
Subject: Ageing Management
Published in: NEA News, vol. 27.1 (June 2009)
Date: June 2009
Publisher: Nuclear Energy Agency
Author: Andrei Blahoianu – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Journal article
Subject: A Risk-informed perspective on deterministic safety analysis of nuclear power plants
Presented at: 2009 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
(ICAPP 09- paper 9448)
Date: May 10–14, 2009
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prepared by: Pak T. Wan – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Regulatory perspective on CANDU feeder pipe degradation due to flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) and intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC)
Presented at: IAEA workshop on erosion-corrosion including flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) and environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) issues in nuclear power plants
Date: April 21–23, 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Prepared by: John C. Jin and Raoul Awad – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation

2007

Subject: Coronary heart disease mortality and radon exposure in the Newfoundland fluorspar miners’ cohort, 1950–2001
Published in: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
Date: August 2007
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author(s): Paul J. Villeneuve, Rachel S.D. Lane and Howard I. Morrison
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Radon and lung cancer risk: An extension of the mortality follow-up of the Newfoundland fluorspar cohort
Published in: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
Date: August 2007
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Villeneuve PJ, Morrison HI and Lane RS (CNSC)
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Radon and lung cancer risk: An extension of the mortality follow-up of the Newfoundland fluorspar cohort
Published in: Health Physics, vol. 92, no.2 (February 2007)
Date: February 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Authors: Villeneuve PJ, Morrison HI and Lane RS (CNSC)
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
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