I have more than thirty four years of experience in the nuclear industry. During this period I was associated in various reactor physics aspect like core design, reactor commissioning, reactor experiments, irradiation experiments, operational support etc.
Presently I am head of reactor physics section and station physicist for FBTR (Fast breeder Test Reactor, Indiaâ€™s first sodium cooled fast reactor) and KAMINI (Kalpakkam MINI reactor)
My team has contributed two reactor physics bench marks to International Compilation of Evaluated Criticality Benchmarks (ICSBEP). We are presently working on the third one.
I am also associated in the criticality safety studies of metal fuel fabrication facility. I have good exposure to various criticality problems associated with the fuel cycle.
I am presently looking for an opportunity to use my experience in challenging areas and enrich myself with new exposure.
I am confidant that I will be able to fulfill my assignments and meet all the challenges.
Seeking a position to utilize my skills, abilities and experience in the Nuclear Industry that offers professional growth while being resourceful, innovative and flexible.
ïƒ˜ Ph.D in Physics, University of Madras, Chennai (1989).
ïƒ˜ One year orientation course in nuclear Engineering Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Physics stream. 18th Batch (1975).
ïƒ˜ M.Sc in Physics (with Nuclear physics as specialization) University of Mysore, Mysore (1974).
ïƒ˜ B.Sc. Ed. (With Physics and Mathematics as specialization. Regional College of Education, University of Mysore, Mysore (1972)
â€¢ I have 34 years of experience in the nuclear field.
â€¢ Presently working as Station Physicist for Experimental Fast reactor FBTR and 233U fuelled KAMINI.
â€¢ Planned and performed all Reactor physics commissioning experiments (Testing of detector channels and initial fuel loading to criticality, Control rod calibration, Peripheral sub assembly worth, Isothermal temperature coefficient of reactivity, Power coefficient of reactivity, Flow coefficient of reactivity, Reaction rate measurement in the upper sodium and rotating plug locations, Measurement of DND failed fuel localization system, Grid plate fluence measurement( presently underway)) in FBTR.
â€¢ Participated as a task force member in various committees on testing of fuels and structural materials in FBTR. Actively participated in the irradiation of Zr-Nb alloy, PFBR fuel test irradiation, irradiation of structural materials PFBR.
â€¢ Participated in the planning of sphere-pack fuels, Metal fuels for fast breeder reactors
â€¢ Responsible for the physics design of FBTR small (27 fuel subassemblies) core, FBTR nominal core (76 fuel sub assembly core) and Hybrid core.
â€¢ Participated in the reactor physics commissioning experiments of , MAPS I and II reactors. Both these reactors are PHWRs.
â€¢ Qualified as a rector physicist for FBTR.
â€¢ Responsible for criticality safety evaluation of metal fuel fabrication facility for FBTR.
â€¢ Supervisor for the neutronics evaluation of ITER by Indian domestic agency. Also coordinator for ITER DWOs.
ïƒ˜ Extensive experience in using the diffusion codes for Fast Reactor Design calculations.
ïƒ˜ Experience in using Monte Carlo codes like KENO and MCNP.
ïƒ˜ Generating Cross sections in ACE format and Multi group format using NJOY code.
ïƒ˜ Burn up and fuel cycle optimization.
ïƒ˜ Criticality studies in hot cells.
ïƒ˜ Criticality studies of fresh and irradiated fuel storage facilities.
ïƒ˜ Criticality studies of Fast reactor fuel transport cage.
ïƒ˜ Given course on Fast reactor physics for the engineering trainees of BARC training school.
ïƒ˜ Regularly taught fast reactor physics and operation physics courses to the FBTR operators of different level, BHAVINI stream trainees of NPC training school.
ïƒ˜ Taught course on nuclear detectors to the physics stream trainees of NPC at MAPS and TAPS training schools.
ïƒ˜ Taught reactor physics for IGCAR trainee in physics and mechanical engineering discplines
ïƒ˜ Taught Reactor physics concepts applicable to reprocessing to the operator trainees of reprocessing plant.
ïƒ˜ Given lectures on reactor physics to the college lectures attending UGC orientation course at staff administrative college, University of Mysore, Mysore.
ïƒ˜ Given special course on reactor physics to the M. Sc students of KUVEMPU University, Shimoga, Karnataka.
ïƒ˜ As part of my responsibilities I teach reactor physics to the engineers and physics graduates, at the training school, IGCAR, Homi Bhaba National Institute at professor level.
ïƒ˜ Participated in the international workshop on â€œApplication on Nuclear Data and Reactor Physics, At International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, 17th Feb to 21st March 1986.
ïƒ˜ Participated in the international workshop on â€œApplication on Nuclear Data and Reactor Physics Research Reactor Calculations, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubliana, Jugoslavia, 24-28 March, 1986.
ïƒ˜ Specialists Meeting on Reactor Noise: SMORN V, Munich, FRG. 12-16 October 1987.
ïƒ˜ One year post doctoral fellow ship at Interfaculttair research Institut at Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands (1998).
ïƒ˜ IAEA Coordinated research project, Signal Processing Techniques for Boiling Detection, IWGFR/68/1989.
ïƒ˜ IAEA Coordinated research project, Evaluated nuclear data for Thorium- Uranium fuel cycle, IND12485
ïƒ˜ Represented India in the Research coordinated project (CRP) Meeting , on Updated Codes and Methods to Reduce the Calculated Uncertainties of the LMFBR Reactivity effectsâ€, Vienna 24-26 November 1999.
ïƒ˜ Represented India in IAEA Advisory Group Meeting On The Evaluation of Fast Reactor Core Physics Tests at Vienna, November 22-24, 1999.
ïƒ˜ KAMINI Bench mark has been submitted to International Compilation of Evaluated Criticality Benchmarks (ICSBEP) and is accepted and added to the bench mark compilation.
ïƒ˜ PURNIMA II, Bench mark has been submitted to International Compilation of Evaluated Criticality Benchmarks (ICSBEP) and is accepted and added to the bench mark.
ïƒ˜ PURNIMA I, Benchmarking is taken up. It will be submitted to International Compilation of Evaluated Criticality Benchmarks (ICSBEP).
Name : Prabhakara Reddy Chappidi
Employment Details : After completing one year orientation course in Nuclear Engineering at BARC training school, I was appointed in the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic research(IGCAR), earlier known as Reactor Research Centre(RRC) . Since then I am continuing in the same centre.
Professional bodies : President, President, Indian Soceity for Radiation Physics, Kalpakkam Chapter
Other Interests : Thermal Neutron Capture Therapy, Blankets for Fusion reactors, ADS and Thorium utilization.
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