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ANSThermal Hydraulics Division(THD)
Presentation to ANS Board of DirectorsbySeungjin KimTHD ChairGrand BallroomB,Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Agenda Item #4.c
To establish, stimulate, and maintain quality technical and professional approaches in all areas of Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics. This is accomplished by:Advancing knowledge of thermal and hydraulic phenomenaAiding in the integration and dissemination of thermal hydraulics informationPromoting effective exchange of thermal hydraulics informationProviding venues/mechanisms for interaction among nuclear industry, regulatory groups, ANS Divisions and others in the technical community
2016-2017 OfficersChair:Seungjin KimVice-chair:KurshadMuftuogluSecretary:DavidPointerTreasurer:Chul-HwaSongPast-chair:DuWayneSchubring
THD Governance
ExecutiveCommittee (year term ends):201720182019Fan Bill Cheung Phillippe BardetFatihAydoganPaoloFerroniXu ChengLaneCarasikDonnaGuilenJeffrey Lane Yassin HassanJong KimBao-Wen Yang EliaMerzariLing ZhouProgram Committee: EliaMerzariNominating Committee: Si Young LeeMembership Committee:Si Young LeeHonors and Awards Committee:XiaodongSunWeb Master: Dillon Shaver
THD Governance
THD Membership: Trend
THD Membership:Composition
Approximately 12%of the total ANS membershipApproximately4% increase from 201630% of THD membership is comprised of young members (current students & recent graduates)Education: 44%Consulting firm / National lab.: 36%Others: 20%
THD Membership
THD Finances
Carry forward includesProfit from successful 16thInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor ThermalHydraulics (NURETH-16) Topical Meeting Held in Chicago, IL in September 2015. (Class II)677 papers presented (More than 700 attendees)Contribution from successful11th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation and Safety(NUTHOS-11) Topical Meeting heldinGyeongju, Republic ofKorea in October 2016 (Class IV)More than 340 papersMeeting revenue includesProfit fromsuccessful 2016 Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH’16) Embedded Topical Meeting held in New Orleans, LA in June 201643 papers presentedContribution revenue includesContribution of ANS THD Technical Achievement Award prize to ANS THD student programs.
THD Finances
Awards$1000 THD Technical Achievement Award (funded by Scholarship and Award Account)2016 TAA awarded to Prof. NamDinh$500 Best PaperAward2016 Best Paper Award winner is “Air-Water and Steam-Water Onset of Flooding Data at Variable Pressure in a Large Diameter Tube” by N. Wynne, M. Garza, K.Vierow, D.Aumillerand M. Kyle$500 YoungProfessional Thermal Hydraulic Research CompetitionStudent Support$500 Contribution to ANS Student Travel Fund$500 Contribution to ANS Student Conference$2400 in ANS THD Student Travel Awards (costed after 12/31)Scholarship Support$500 Contribution to ANS NEED scholarship fund (costed after 12/31)WebsiteTHD Website hosted by ANS and maintained by THD webmaster
THD GovernanceCommunication
Web PageTHD website updated multiple timesas neededeach yearhttp://thd/ans.orgIncludes:Mission statementCommittee structure, member names, meeting minutesNewsletter archivesBylaws, Manual, Rules and ProceduresAwards informationNewsletters2 newsletters published every year since 2005
Professional DevelopmentThrough strong supportof 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 InformationandAdvancementsinTechnologyTheANS THD sponsored NURETH (International Topical Meeting on Nuclear ReactorThermalHydraulics) conference series is the premier technical meeting for thermal hydraulic fundamentals, computer codes, experimental techniques, methods, and related design analysis.High-qualitypapers from NURETH proceedings are also selected for publication in reputable journals. Class III and IV meetings such as ATH and NUTHOS are also actively organized.Engagingthe publicThere are no formal THD programs in place that explicitly address thispoint; however, THD has been supporting ANSStudentConferences, where public engagement can be realized by local student chapters.Engagingthe policy makersThere 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 sponsoredconferences, special workshopsand sessions at the nationalmeetings
ANS National MeetingParticipation2016 Winter Meeting – 16 sessions, more than 90summaries2017 Annual Meeting – 12 sessions, more than 65 summariesTopicalsNURETH-16 (Chicago)–Every two years since 1980: Class IIATH-16 Embedded Topical (2016)–Every two years since 2012:ClassIIINUTHOS-11, 2016 (Gyeongju, Korea)–Every two years since 1984:ClassIV
Areas of SuccessHealthyDivision membershiptrendsIncreased internationalparticipationin all division areasActive member participation in technical meetingsIncreased participation of students and young membersFlagship topical and embeddedtopicalscontinue to thriveSignificantnumber of member publicationsContinued support for student scholarships and student travel to the nationalmeetings and student conferences
Focus for FutureActionContinue to maintain rigor of peer-review processContinue to increase engagement with students and young membersEnhance communication at all levelsMake governance more transparent to all membersPromote use of ANS collaborateContinue to promote collaborationswith other Divisions and societiesProvide additional professional developmentprograms





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