F. D'Auria    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


The origins of nuclear thermal-hydraulics and its relevance within the technology for the production of electrical power are discussed together with the link with other disciplines. Nuclear power plant design and safety impose the needs for thermal-hydraulics and constitute the framework for the book. Computer codes and experiments are the outcome of five-six decades research to address those needs. The main scientists contributing to the development of the discipline are listed with some notes about their role. A universe of topics characterizes nuclear thermal-hydraulics. The vision provided for the universe reflects into the content of the book: topics range from phenomena ...

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