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Mathematics & Computation
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.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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!
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Illinois lifts ban on some new nuclear construction
Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker returned to the good graces of the nuclear community last Friday, signing H.B. 2473, a bill that partially lifts the state’s decades-long moratorium on new nuclear power builds by permitting the construction of small modular reactors.
Pritzker had vetoed similar legislation, S.B. 76, in August, saying in a veto message that the bill included an overly broad definition of “advanced reactors,” which would “open the door to the proliferation of large-scale nuclear reactors that are so costly to build that they will cause exorbitant ratepayer-funded bailouts.” Pritzker had also asserted that S.B. 76 lacked “regulatory protections or updates to address the health and safety of Illinois residents who would live and work around these new reactors.”
October 1, 2021|12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
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Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics refers to the study of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer applied to nuclear technologies. It is a discipline of fundamental importance in both design and safety analysis of nuclear reactors. The Thermal Hydraulic Division of ANS seeks to establish, stimulate, and maintain quality technical and professional approaches in all areas of nuclear thermal hydraulics. To this end, THD hosts a vibrant program that includes the largest international conference in the field (the NURETH conference series).
Research in thermal hydraulics in the United States is highly multi-disciplinary. Researchers apply advanced computational and experimental techniques to study complex phenomena In reactor systems and answer fundamental questions on flow and heat transfer physics. This research is of increasing importance as the nation seeks to develop and deploy advanced reactors, as these designs typically have several thermal hydraulics challenges.
This webinar gave a select overview of thermal hydraulic research in the United States and the role THD has in promoting the exchange of ideas and recognizing excellence in the field.
Rodolfo Vaghetto Presentation
Guillaume Mignot Presentation
Kevin Robb Presentation
Elia Merzari Presentation
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