The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program was developed to enhance the value of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's research and development portfolio through the use of advanced computational methods.

Researchers and scientists in NEAMS are developing new tools to predict the performance, reliability, and economics of advanced nuclear power plants. The new computational tools will allow researchers to explore in ways never before practical, at the level of detail dictated by the governing phenomena, all the way from important changes in the materials of a nuclear fuel pellet to the full-scale operation of a complete nuclear power plant.

The Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory at Texas A&M is currently supporting this program by generating experimental data that can be used to validate corresponding simulation results. 

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