ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division (THD)

Report
ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division
(THD)
Presentation to ANS Board of Directors
David Aumiller
June 18, 2014
Mission Statement
(from website)
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To establish, stimulate, and maintain quality technical and professional
approaches in all areas of Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics.
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In furtherance of this mission the Division shall devote itself specifically
to:
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The advancement and dissemination of knowledge of thermal and hydraulic
phenomena as they pertain to the steady state design or transient performance of
equipment in nuclear power plants and other segments of the nuclear fuel cycle.
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Aid in the integration and dissemination of thermal hydraulics information
developed in research and design programs and from experience with operating
nuclear reactors.
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Promote effective interchange of thermal hydraulics information among the many
professional groups and organizations participating in the development and
application of nuclear reactor technology.
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Provide a basis for interaction between the nuclear industry and regulatory groups.
THD Governance
Budget
THD Finances
Budget
2013
Actual
2013
2224
2432
Awards/Plaques
1800
1246
Student Support
3250
1750
Scholarship/NEED funding
500
500
Income
Member Allocation
Expenditures
Student Support was carried over to be provided in 2014
THD Governance
(2013-2014)
• Officers
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– Chair
• David Aumiller
– Vice-Chair
• Si Young Lee
– Secretary
• DuWayne Schubring
– Treasurer
• Seungjin Kim
• Ex officio
– Hans Gouger
– Xiaodong Sun
Executive Committee
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Fan-Bill Cheung (2014)
Yassin Hassan (2014)
Jong Kim (2014)
Xu Cheng (2015)
Francesco D'Auria (2015)
Takashi Hibiki (2015)
Kurshad Muftuoglu (2015)
William David Pointer (2015)
Chul-Hwa Song (2015)
Igor Bolotnov (2016)
Lane B. Carasik (2016)
Elia Merzari (2016)
Michio Murase (2016)
Don Todd (2016)
Webmaster
– Wade Marcum
THD Membership
Trends
18.0%
1400
1200
1000
800
1034
1170 16.0%
788
600
400
200
Membership
% of ANS
0
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
14.0%
12.0%
10.0%
8.0%
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%
THD Membership
Composition
THD Governance
Communications
• Web Page
– THD website updated multiple times each year
– http://thd.ans.org
– Includes:
• Mission statement
• Committee structure, member names, meeting
minutes
• Newsletter archives
• Bylaws, Manual, Rules and Procedures
• Awards information
• Newsletters
– 2 newsletters published every year since 2005
Alignment with ANS
National Strategic Plan
Professional development
Through strong support of technical presentations by THD members at the national meetings,
embedded topical meetings, NUTHOS and NURETH conferences, members have an opportunity
to interact with other members in the field, to have immediate feedback on their technical work,
and to have the opportunity to have important technical interchanges. THD provides travel support
to its student members for presenting their technical work at these conferences.
Sharing information and advancements in technology
The ANS THD sponsored NURETH (International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal
Hydraulics) conference series is the premier technical meeting for thermal hydraulic fundamentals,
computer codes, experimental techniques, methods, and related design analysis. High-quality
papers from NURETH proceedings are also selected for publication in reputable journals.
Engaging the public
There are no formal THD programs in place that explicitly address this point.
Engaging the policy makers
There are no formal programs or processes in place; however, issues related to policy topics
including loss-of-coolant accidents, severe accidents, and design requirements are often
discussed in papers that are presented at THD sponsored conferences, special workshops and
sessions at the national meetings.
Summary
Conference Participation
• ANS National Meeting Participation
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2012 Annual Meeting – 7 sessions, 35 summaries
2012 Winter Meeting – 6 sessions, 41 summaries
2013 Annual Meeting – 7 sessions, 41 summaries
2013 Winter Meeting – 14 sessions, 86 summaries
• Topicals
– NURETH-14 (Toronto, 2011), NURETH-15 (Pisa, 2013):
Class II
– NUTHOS-9 (2012), NUTHOS-10 (2014): Class IV
– Embedded Topicals (2012, 2014): Class III
Summary
• Areas of Success
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Healthy Division membership trends
Increased international participation in all division areas
Increased participation of students and young members
Flagship topical continues to thrive
Embedded topical has been well received
Active member participation in technical meetings and Society
activities
– Significant number of member publications
– Continued support for student scholarships and student travel to
the national meetings
– Spending plan implemented to ensure financial stability of the
division
Summary
• Focus for Future Action
– Be more relevant to members that do not attend THD
conferences
– More regular funding sources
– Increase rigor of peer-review process for THD sessions and
topicals
– Maintain engagement with students and young members
– Enhance communication at all levels
• Make governance more transparent to all members
• Make EC aware of all of the actions done by or behalf of THD
• Need help regarding IT support
– Promote further collaboration with other Divisions and societies
– Provide additional professional development programs

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