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Title: Global nuclear material flow/control model

Abstract

This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The nuclear danger can be reduced by a system for global management, protection, control, and accounting as part of an international regime for nuclear materials. The development of an international fissile material management and control regime requires conceptual research supported by an analytical and modeling tool which treats the nuclear fuel cycle as a complete system. The prototype model developed visually represents the fundamental data, information, and capabilities related to the nuclear fuel cycle in a framework supportive of national or an international perspective. This includes an assessment of the global distribution of military and civilian fissile material inventories, a representation of the proliferation pertinent physical processes, facility specific geographic identification, and the capability to estimate resource requirements for the management and control of nuclear material. The model establishes the foundation for evaluating the global production, disposition, and safeguards and security requirements for fissile nuclear material and supports the development of other pertinent algorithmic capabilities necessary to undertake further global nuclear material related studies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
532615
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-97-3380
ON: DE98000085; TRN: 97:019487
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; FISSILE MATERIALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PROLIFERATION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; INVENTORIES; SAFEGUARDS; FUEL CYCLE; G CODES

Citation Formats

Dreicer, J S, Rutherford, D S, Fasel, P K, and Riese, J M. Global nuclear material flow/control model. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/532615.
Dreicer, J S, Rutherford, D S, Fasel, P K, & Riese, J M. Global nuclear material flow/control model. United States. doi:10.2172/532615.
Dreicer, J S, Rutherford, D S, Fasel, P K, and Riese, J M. Wed . "Global nuclear material flow/control model". United States. doi:10.2172/532615. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/532615.
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title = {Global nuclear material flow/control model},
author = {Dreicer, J S and Rutherford, D S and Fasel, P K and Riese, J M},
abstractNote = {This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The nuclear danger can be reduced by a system for global management, protection, control, and accounting as part of an international regime for nuclear materials. The development of an international fissile material management and control regime requires conceptual research supported by an analytical and modeling tool which treats the nuclear fuel cycle as a complete system. The prototype model developed visually represents the fundamental data, information, and capabilities related to the nuclear fuel cycle in a framework supportive of national or an international perspective. This includes an assessment of the global distribution of military and civilian fissile material inventories, a representation of the proliferation pertinent physical processes, facility specific geographic identification, and the capability to estimate resource requirements for the management and control of nuclear material. The model establishes the foundation for evaluating the global production, disposition, and safeguards and security requirements for fissile nuclear material and supports the development of other pertinent algorithmic capabilities necessary to undertake further global nuclear material related studies.},
doi = {10.2172/532615},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {10}
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