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Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
May 25, 2022|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is increasingly used within the nuclear industry and research centers for a variety of tasks. Yet, despite its widespread use, CFD has many pitfalls that should be avoided in particular when modeling complex turbulent flows. After Introducing Nek5000 in a recent webinar – a powerful open source code, we embark in a four lecture webinar series on CFD. The aim of this short series is to introduce key concepts in turbulence modeling with a focus on practical applications in nuclear engineering. The first lecture will cover Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes or RANS turbulence models, which are currently the workhorse of CFD in industry.
Annalisa Manera, Professor of Nuclear Systems and Multiphase Flows, ETH Zurich
Since July 2021, Dr. Manera is on a leave of absence from the University of Michigan, where she has been Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department for the last 10 years. At the University of Michigan she has established a research and teaching program in nuclear systems thermal-hydraulics and is the co-director of the Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Laboratory (ECMF) and the High Resolution Imaging Lab. Her research group focuses on high-resolution experimental techniques and CFD-based high-fidelity multiphysics simulations of nuclear systems.
Dillon Shaver, Argonne National Laboratory
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