is ready to face the needs of the next generation of Nuclear Technology.
GT STRUDL can handle the aging Infrastructure issues facing nuclear power plants with its historical database of design codes that date back to the 1960's.
GT STRUDL can be used to reanalyze models of power plants that were built 30 years ago with the added benefit of using todayís more advanced structural analysis & design technology.
GT STRUDL is prepared to handle the structural engineering computational aspects of the next generation of nuclear technologies.
GT STRUDL technical support and quality assurance standards offered by the CASE Center are the most rigorous in the industry. Since 1983, GT STRUDL's software certification procedures have been in full conformance with the applicable provisions of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission quality assurance and quality control regulations (10CFR-21 and 10CFR-50 Appendix B). Full-service support provided by the CASE Center includes software verification and certification, quality control and assurance, program updates, enhancements, performance improvements, and telephone hotline support (providing installation assistance, systems support, and advice on the effective uses of GT STRUDL).
GT STRUDLís QA procedures are routinely audited by independent auditors (2 or 3 times each year), and by NUPIC's (Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee) joint commission every three years.
GT STRUDL Training
The CASE Center conducts training classes twice per year at Georgia Tech. In addition, specialized on-site training classes are routinely conducted at customer's sites. Professional Development Hours (PDH's) are awarded for all GT STRUDL Training.
Quality Assurance Agreement
Provides the following:
Written procedures for unique identification of GT STRUDL programs with title, version/revision number, and level/update number such that they may be uniquely identified, and traceable in the output.
Written procedures for preparation and review of program summaries and user's manuals to clearly define the limitations, assumptions, and code applicability of GT STRUDL programs.
Written procedures for maintaining historical files of GT STRUDL programs and subroutine listings, such that runs can be recreated in the future and/or program logic and mathematical formulations can be reviewed.
Quality Assurance Program contains provisions for the review and approval of GT STRUDL documentation forms which are signed and dated or stamped with initials by selected reviewers competent in computer applications and the subject area.
A copy of the most recent edition of the 4-Volume Verification Manual for GT STRUDL. In the event the Verification Manual is updated, a new Manual will be supplied. The Verification Manual shall include the following:
Description of Base Verification test problems, including boundary conditions, geometric model, and all key parameters.
Description of the capability of the test problems to produce results closely matching benchmark solutions. Examples of acceptable benchmark solutions are hand calculations, calculations using comparable well known or recognized programs, empirical data, and information from technical literature.
Names and titles of persons who prepared and reviewed the Verification Manual, with signatures and dates, will be kept on file by the CASE Center.
Access to all 300 Base Verification plus 2,800 General QA test problems.
Verification letter certifying that the problems in the Verification Manual have been executed and noting any differences detected.
Option to audit Quality Assurance Program and procedures on an annual basis. Audit to include examination of documentary evidence of activities affecting quality to verify compliance with all aspects of the program and to determine the effectiveness thereof.
Retention for up to forty (40) years of GT STRUDL computer source code program listings.
Error notification provided within three working days of confirmation of an error.
Quality Assurance is licensed on an annual basis directly from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Please contact the CASE Center (email@example.com) for pricing information.