ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division
ANS Summer Meeting
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
August 15, 1999
The THD Program Committee Meeting was called to order by Jong Kim at 4:00 pm
The proposed agenda was approved.
3. Minutes from the meeting of the ANS Winter Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The minutes were approved.
4. Action Items from the November 1999 Meeting at the ANS Winter Meeting
Action Item 1: It was agreed that in the future we need to have the conference session organizers informed that they are charged with organizing the session, by the Program Committee Chair, and they need to be provided periodic reminders by email. (General). Resolved.
Action Item 2 Tom Larson will resurrect the attendance spreadsheet. Robert Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who was elected to the PC at the last meeting, should be added to the spreadsheet and Necdet Kurul add his name to the web page. Need to follow up with Tom Larson.
A substantial decline in attendance at the 1999 NHTC meeting at Albuquerque, with 200 papers compared to 339 papers at the 1997 meeting. ANS papers increased from 15 (1997) to 19 (1999).
Proposed ANS sessions for the 2000 NHTC, Aug. 20-22, Pittsburgh, PA:
2001 NHTC will most likely be "co-located" with an AIAA meeting, scheduled
for late June, place not yet decided, options include Anaheim, Las Vegas,
6. National Meetings
Extensive discussion occurred on the ANS policy to require support of at least 3 sessions at each (summer and winter) meeting. The committee agreed that the THD can not do this for the Summer meeting, due to our important commitment to the NHTC. The division will therefore accept whatever financial penalty occurs.
For the 1999 Winter Meeting, Long Beach,there are 22 summary papers, 4 sessions. Review of the THD summaries was done electronically and the ‘folders’ were prepared at INEEL and Fed Exed to the paper review meeting in Long Beach. The original sessions proposed are:
2) Thermal Hydraulics of Operating Reactors (Steve Bajorek, Dave Bessett)
3) General Thermal Hydraulics (Martin Bertadano, Cetin Unal)
The Summer 2000 meeting will have one general thermal hydraulics session.
For the 2000 Winter Meeting in Washington DC the proposed sessions are:
2) Thermal Hydraulics of Operating Reactors (Yassin Hassan, Steve Bajorek, Dave Bessett)
3) General Thermal Hydraulics (Robert Martin )
Per Peterson provided an update on the NURETH-9 Meeting, to be held in San Francisco Oct. 3-8. 233 papers will be presented at the meeting. Preliminary programs have been distributed to authors. Current information on the conference is available at the conference web site http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/NURETH9/NURETH9.html .
Action Item: Send email to participants that they should get
hotel reservations before the Sept. 2 deadline. (Peterson)
8. Editorial Subcommittee Report
9. Membership Report
Tom Larson (by email) has recommended inviting Truc-Nam Dinh <email@example.com> to become active in the THD. The program committee voted to invite him to join the program committee.
Action Item: Send invitation letter to Dinh to join (J. Kim)
10. New Business
Jong Kim raised the question of foreign members to the THD, proposed having them organize a session on thermal hydraulics problems in foreign countries.
Prepared by Per F. Peterson
Truc-Nam Dinh <firstname.lastname@example.org>