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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Missouri S&T’s nuclear engineering program gains department status
Missouri S&T’s pool-type nuclear reactor. Photo: Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T
Sixty years ago, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), then known as the University of Missouri at Rolla, was one of the first U.S. institutions to offer a nuclear engineering degree. Now, decades after it was offered as an option within metallurgical engineering, Missouri S&T’s nuclear program has attained new status as the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science Department, the university announced on October 20.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Monday, November 16, 2020|2:40–4:50PM (3:40–5:50PM EST)
The session will be available to join at 2:10PM (3:10PM EST).
M. Scott Greenwood (ORNL)
Piyush Sabharwall (INL)
Economic, environmental, and political pressures are consistent powers of change. Over the past several decades, nuclear has remained the principle force for reliable, cost-effective electricity and clean, carbon-free energy. However, it is no secret that sufficient change in the energy market has accumulated, leading to a tipping point for nuclear power within the United States. As in all other markets, nuclear must adapt to survive and remain a critical cog in America's energy portfolio. Integrated energy systems, expanding the nuclear energy market beyond electricity to thermal heat applications and flexible operation, may be the key to nuclear's existence in the 21st century and beyond. In this session, various panelists will highlight the ongoing research for development and deployment of such systems and provide examples from use cases that are currently being analyzed for further discussion on technical merits and foreseen challenges.
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