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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places
Per Nuclear News tradition, this month’s issue is dedicated to highlighting our nuclear technology supply chain. U.S. nuclear suppliers have certainly seen their share of challenges in the last decade or so. The widely anticipated “Nuclear Renaissance” of the early 2000s gave way to Fukushima, then a wavelet of plant closures that ANS President Steve Nesbit addresses in his column on page 15 of the August 2021 issue of Nuclear News.
However, the nuclear narrative has taken on a more positive tone of late. Significant federal investments in advanced nuclear energy systems, coupled with a broader recognition of the need to decarbonize, has stoked excitement for a new generation of U.S. technology on the verge of scaled commercial deployment by the end of the decade. Hopefully, in the words of Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez, whose team went from a 19–32 record to World Series champs in 2019, “Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places.”
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The International Topical Meeting on Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH 2018) contains over 120 full-length papers and extended summaries. This is the fourth meeting in this series organized by the ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division covering recent advances and new developments in nuclear thermal hydraulics. Some of the topics covered were two-phase flow and heat transfer fundamentals, computational methods; modeling, verification, and validation; experimental methods and instrumentation; light water reactor thermal hydraulics and safety; thermal hydraulics of severe accidents; and advanced reactor hydraulics.