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American Nuclear Society Reactor Physics Division

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American Nuclear Society Reactor Physics Division

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  1. American Nuclear SocietyReactor Physics Division Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Robert St.Clair Washington, D.C. November 17, 2009

  2. RPD Mission The mission of the Reactor Physics Division it to: • Promote the advancement of theoretical, applied, and experimental research in reactor physics • Seek a better understanding of reactor physics • Seek a better understanding of reactor operations and in-core fuel management through the development and application of fundamental tools • Improve basic physical data • Test both tools and data in reactor experiments

  3. RPD GovernanceExecutive Committee Structure • Officers: Chair: Robert St.Clair Secretary: Benoit Forget Vice-Chair: G. Ivan Maldonado Treasurer: Alireza Haghigat • Executive Committee: 201020112012 Paul Edelmann Germina Ilas Mark DeHart Simone Santandrea Eleador Nichita David Griesheimer Keith Drudy Ronald Ellis Glenn Sjoden Kostadin Ivanov - Includes International and Young Member Representatives • Board Liaison: Regis Matzie

  4. RPD Governance - Standing Committees • Program • Fausto Franceschini (Westinghouse) • Honors and Awards • Dimitrios Cokinos (Brookhaven National Lab) • Scholarship • Jess Gehin (Oak Ridge National Lab) • Standards • Dimitrios Cokinos (Brookhaven National Lab) • Website (Chair) • Robert St.Clair (Duke Energy) • Nominating (Past Chair) • Jeff Bradfute (Westinghouse) • Goals/Membership (Vice-Chair) • G. Ivan Maldonado (University of Tennessee)

  5. RPD Governance Total Membership

  6. RPD Governance Student Membership

  7. RPD Governance - Budget

  8. RPD GovernancePlanning • 1-year Tactical Plan – Updated Annually in June • 5-year Strategic Plan – Updated Annually in June • Succession planning: • 4-year rotation of officers • Contested election of Secretary each year • Preferred succession for officers • Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair, Chair • 10 additional At-large members on the Executive Committee for 3-year terms

  9. RPD GovernanceCommunications • Recently revamped RPD website • EC and PC Meeting Minutes & Contact Info • Newsletters • Tactical and Strategic Plans • Rules and Bylaws • Topical Meeting Info • Chair and Committee member messages • Awards and Scholarships (soon) • Fellow Recognition (soon) • Technical Meetings • Semi-annual newsletters • Broadcast e-mails to publicize panel and special sessions, Topical meetings, Standards news, and recognition

  10. RPD Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements #48 Preserving Experimental Benchmark Work • Participation with Other Professional Societies • PHYSOR 2006 Topical: Canadian Nuclear Society • Class 3 sponsor of PHYTRA-1 conference 2007: Moroccan Association for Nuclear Engineering and Reactor Technology • PHYSOR 2008: Swiss Nuclear Society • 2009 ANMF-IV Topical: CNS, ENS, AESJ, KNS, NSM, OECD/NEA • PHYSOR 2010 Topical: Added Chinese Nuclear Society and ASME

  11. RPD Contributions to ANS • Society Leadership • RPD Executive and Program Committees meet at both National Meetings • > 75% attendance by Members and Officers • RPD Actively Participates with ANS National Committees • Professional Divisions Committee • National Program Committee • Standards Board, N-17, Numerous Standards Working Groups • Non-Meeting Publications • Members frequently contribute to Journals • Progress in Nuclear Energy Special Edition for ANFM-IV • Multiple Standards (next slide)

  12. RPD Contributions to ANS • Standards • 5.1 Decay Heat Power in LWRs • 19.1 Nuclear Data Sets for Reactor Design Calculations • 19.3 Neutron Reaction Rate Distributions and Reactivity • 19.3.4 Thermal Energy Deposition Rates • 19.4 Reference Power Reactor Physics Measurements • 19.6.1 Reload Startup Physics Tests for PWRs • 19.9 Delayed Neutrons (under development) • 19.10 Neutron Fluence in Pressure Vessels and Rx Internals • 19.11 Moderator Temperature Coefficient

  13. RPD Services to Membership • Professional Development • PHYSOR 2006 Workshops (3) • PHYSOR 2008 Workshops (2) • ANFM - IV Workshops (1) • PHYSOR 2010 Workshops (6) • Annual Panel Session “Current Topics for Reactor Engineers”

  14. RPD Services to Membership • Scholarships • Henry/Greebler scholarship fully endowed • Currently awarded annually as a graduate student scholarship • Expect to add annual undergraduate award in 2010 • Recognition/Awards • Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award presented at this meeting’s Honors and Awards luncheon to Dr. Edward W. Larsen • Wigner Award Lecture, “Asymptotic Analysis in Nuclear Reactor Theory” presented at Tuesday’s “Reactor Analysis Methods” session

  15. RPD Services to Membership • Recognition/Awards (cont’d.) • Henry/Greebler scholarship award winner (Emily R. Wolters) invited paper, “A Hybrid Monte Carlo-S2 Method with No Spatial Truncation Error” presented at Tuesday’s “Reactor Analysis Methods” session • RPD Best Paper Award given for each meeting • Student Support • Providing a financial contribution of $2000 annually for the student conference • Providing $2000 annually for student travel to the ANS National Meetings

  16. RPD Meeting Participation • Two National Meetings per year • 2008 Annual Meeting – 6 sessions, 36 papers • 2008 Winter Meeting – 7 sessions, 38 papers • 2009 Annual Meeting – 8 sessions, 42 papers • 2009 Winter Meeting – 7 sessions, 46 papers • Class I, II, and III Topical Meetings • PHYSOR (Class II, bi-annual with 1/3 international) • M&C (Class II, Co-sponsor in non-PHYSOR years) • ANFM (Advances in Nuclear Fuel Management, Class II ~every 5 years)

  17. 2008 RPD Metrics and Measures

  18. SummaryAreas of Success • Technical Programs (National, PHYSOR, ANFM and Workshops) • Standards Support • International Participation • Fully-Endowed Scholarship • Student Support (conferences and travel)

  19. SummaryFuture Focus Areas • Maintain strong technical programs (large, active program committee). • Continue support for student conferences, student travel to the national meetings, and awarding Henry/Greebler scholarship. • Continue to support the national ANS initiative to revitalize utility involvement in the ANS. • RPD support of Young Member Group requests and YMG participation on EC. • Complete web site development/updates. • Maintain newsletters on schedule. • Improved use of recognition through Wigner Awards and Fellow nominations.