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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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The power to save the world … from asteroids
A research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has investigated how the neutron energy generated by the detonation of a nuclear device could affect the path and speed of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth by melting and vaporizing a portion of the asteroid. The research, which compared the deflection caused by two different neutron energies—14.1 MeV and 1 MeV, representing fusion and fission neutrons, respectively—is described in an article published by LLNL on April 8.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)
Richard B. Vilim
Janet Davis (American Nuclear Society)
The opportunities for application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to nuclear power for securing the energy future of the U.S. are legion. While applications to the existing fleet are currently underway, it is the advanced reactors operating in the future energy landscape that present the greatest opportunity. AI/ML can potentially transform the use of nuclear power and improve its economic competitiveness. This panel will focus on the staffing problem and the related competitiveness problem, which are already manifest in the current fleet. The challenge is to transform the human from a labor-intensive role to an overseer of technology that operates autonomously, safely, and fits into a dynamic energy network composed of an array of production and storage technologies.
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