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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Deadline extended to apply for ANS's 2023 ANS Congressional Fellowship
The deadline for applications to the ANS's Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship has been extended. All ANS members are invited to apply to help the Society fulfill its strategic goal of informing nuclear public policy.
All applications and supporting documents are now due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 23.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)
W. David Pointer
Igor A. Bolotnov
Jessie Vazquez (ANS)
As energy markets continue to evolve with stronger contributions from intermittent sources, the ability to execute changes in power production in response to changing electrical grid demand increases in value. While many early reactor concepts and demonstrations may have exhibited load-following feedback mechanisms, the thermodynamic optimization of contemporary systems and fuel-utilization optimization of contemporary cores make such maneuvers difficult. This panel session will discuss the challenges and opportunities in thermal hydraulics engineering related to the deployment of innovative solutions to enable load-follow in future energy markets.
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