Brussels, 13 June 1977
This is the fourth International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology. The first two were held in Berlin and the last one in London two years ago.
The Commission of the European Communities sponsored this series from the very start, being fully aware of the importance of the subject for the development of nuclear power. Its relevance to nuclear safety was clear at the outset. I need not explain how essential it is nowadays, if nuclear power is to be made at all acceptable, to demonstrate to the public the determination and the high sense of responsability with which the technical problems affecting safety are being analyzed and solved.
I am glad the “SMiRT” conference series could cross the Atlantic on this occasion, thanks to the hospitality of the United States. This enhances its international status and makes it clear once more that it is devoted to issues of world-wide significance.
Member of the Commission of the European Communities
Conference Organisation by:
- International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (IASMiRT)
- Comission of the European Communities, Brussels
in cooperation with
- Bechtel Power Corp., San Francisco/Los Angeles, Cal., U.S.A.
- Bundesanstalt für Materialprüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
- EDS Nuclear Inc., San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A.
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, Cal., U.S.A.
- Franklin lnst. Research Laboratories (FIRL), Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.
- Massachusetts lnst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.
- Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Nuclear Utilities Services (NUS) Corp., Rockville, Md., U.S.A.