ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Shunsuke Uchida, Masanori Naitoh, Hidetoshi Okada, Taku Ohira, Seiichi Koshizuka, Derek H. Lister
Nuclear Technology | Volume 178 | Number 3 | June 2012 | Pages 280-297
Technical Paper | Thermal Hydraulics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT12-A13594
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A six-step evaluation procedures have been proposed to evaluate the local wall thinning due to flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC) and that due to liquid droplet impingement (LDI). Corrosive conditions were calculated with a N2H4-O2 reaction analysis code. Precise flow turbulence at major parts of the system was analyzed with the three-dimensional computational flow dynamics code to obtain mass transfer coefficients at structure surfaces. Then, wall thinning rates were calculated with the coupled model of electrochemical analysis and oxide layer growth analysis by applying the corrosive conditions and the mass transfer coefficients.To apply computer simulation codes for wall thinning due to FAC and LDI to evaluate residual life and the effectiveness of countermeasures, accuracy and applicability of the codes were confirmed based on verification and validation processes. From comparison of the calculated wall thinning rates due to FAC with hundreds of measured results for secondary piping of an actual pressurized water reactor plant, it was confirmed that the calculated wall thinning rates agreed with the measured ones within a factor of 2 and the accuracy of the evaluation model for residual pipe wall thickness after 1 year of operation had an error of <20%. Finally, just the FAC simulation code was applied to evaluate the effects of oxygen injection into the feedwater line.From comparison of the calculated wall thinning rates due to LDI with measured results for vent lines of an actual boiling water reactor plant, it was confirmed that the calculated local wall thinning rates agreed with the measured ones within about a factor of 2, though there were still some outside that region.