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Mathematics & Computation
Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Inspecting nuclear facilities with unmanned aerial systems
Over the past decade, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), more commonly referred to as drones, have played an increasing role in the day-to-day activities of the energy sector. Applications range from visually inspecting wind turbines, flare stacks, pipelines, and facilities to evaluating vegetation encroachment near power lines. Although the benefits of UASs have been reported in these industries, their use in the nuclear community has only recently been explored. For instance, a drone was sent into a waterbox at a Duke Energy facility to inspect for leaks.1 And at Fukushima Daiichi, a drone was used to conduct a post-accident radiation survey inside Unit 3, and drones are being investigated for use inside the damaged containments.2
September 25–29, 2022
14th International Conference on Radiation Shielding and 21st Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Our meeting vision is to ensure attendees leave with renewed interest in their field of expertise by exposing them to new tools that make them more effective, showing them the value of membership in the RPSD community, and providing an enjoyable destination for the meeting. We will emphasize the technical intersection between tool developers and user applications, taking advantage of the synergy between the two diverse groups of attendees. Through the planned technical sessions, workshops, plenary talks, and social events, we hope to provide an environment that is ideal for the two communities to engage in productive technical discussions, establish collaborations, and build community.
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We are proud to follow in the long tradition of joint RPSD-ICRS meetings and hope to achieve the success of the last meeting in Paris (2016). Our meeting vision is to ensure attendees leave with renewed interest in their field of expertise by exposing them to new tools that make them more effective, showing them the value of membership in the RPSD and ICRS communities, and providing an enjoyable destination for the meeting. We hope to provide an environment for tool developers, code users, theoreticians, and experimentalists to engage in productive discussions, establish collaborations, and build community in the foreground of scientific advancements and challenges in radiation protection and shielding.
Enhance your visibility at the ICRS 14/RPSD-2022 by becoming a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized on the meeting website, and in the Preliminary and Official Programs. All sponsors will also be acknowledged at the Opening Plenary and on signage displayed throughout the meeting. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your sponsorship package early.