CALL FOR PAPERS
TRANSIENT THERMAL-HYDRAULIC LOADS
IN VESSELS, PIPING, & COMPONENTS
ASME PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING DIVISION CONFERENCE
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, California
July 25-29, 2004
Mechanical components in vessels and piping systems continue to fail from forces exerted
by transient thermal- hydraulics. Even though our ability to predict thermal- hydraulic behavior and
associated loads is adequate to anticipate and prevent structural problems, failures continue to occur
which could be prevented.
Part of the problem is a lack of communication, where one technical group recognizes a
problem, fixes it, but does not share their “lessons learned” with others in the technical community.
This call for papers is an invitation for engineers who have worked in the fields of thermal-
hydraulics and fluid-structure- interaction to share their experiences with the technical community.
Discussions of problems, root cause studies, and/or solutions will make useful contributions to our
technological base. Phenomena may include valve action, pump transients, pipe or vessel rupture,
waterhammer, jet impingement, acoustic mode excitation, sudden heating, rapid vapor formation
(steam explosion), steam collapse from rapid condensation, combustion pressure and thermal loads,
and sloshing forces.
Send abstracts, inquiries, or your intent to submit a paper for the 2004 Pressure Vessels and
Piping Conference to either developer below by September 30, 2003. Full paper drafts for review
will be due on November 30, 2003, and final paper will be needed by March 1, 2004.
Dr. Frederick J. Moody Dr. Jong Chull Jo
GE (Retired) Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety
827 Larkspur Lane 19 Kus ung-dong, Yusung-ku
Murphys, CA 95247 USA Taejon, 305-338 KOREA
+1-209-728-1616 phone +82-42-868-0231 phone
+1-209-728-1610 fax +82-42-861-9945 fax