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.
Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
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
A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Sunming Qin, Benedikt Krohn, John Downing, Victor Petrov, Annalisa Manera
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 1 | January-February 2019 | Pages 213-225
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1470864
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Turbulent round free jets are one of the most common jet types, which have been intensively studied in the research community for over 90 years. Due to its characteristics of momentum transport in free shear layers, this type of jet is widely used in several industrial applications varying from nuclear reactor safety analysis to aerospace jet engine designs. Focusing on close-to-jet (near-field) and self-similar regions, the entrainment and momentum transport can be properly described by the Reynolds numbers of the flow fields.
To establish a nonconfined free jet, an experimental facility was built with a jet nozzle diameter of 12.7 mm, located at the bottom of a cubic tank with a 1-m side length. The jet flow is realized by a servo-motor-driven piston to avoid possible fluctuations introduced by other motor options. Nominal jet Reynolds numbers range from 5000 up to 22 500. High-speed and time-resolved particle imaging velocimetry techniques are used to measure the velocity fields in the vertical midplane of the jet for both investigated flow fields. The adopted setup has a spatial resolution of 209 × 209 µm2 for near-field regions and 684 × 684 µm2 for self-similar regions and thus covers the Taylor microscale for all cases presented in this paper. Experimental results are presented in terms of turbulent statistics and the frequency spectrum of the velocities. The sources of uncertainties associated with the measured velocity field are quantified. The results are in good agreement with previously published data. The obtained energy spectra confirm Kolmogorov’s theory in the inertial subrange. Coherent structures, obtained with two-point spatial correlations of variances of velocities, show growth in penetration depth with increased downstream distance, which is consistent with the analysis of temporal correlation fields.