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High Energy, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics Thermal-Hydraulics Nuclear Consultant

Technical Consultant #2191


Expertise

  • Over thirty years of experience in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer in the nuclear and petroleum industries.
  • Coupled fluid-structure interaction.
  • Modeling two-phase jet discharge from high energy line breaks.
  • Analysis of multiphase flow.
  • Heat transfer pertaining to reactor and containment technology.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Present

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Thermal-Hydraulics Consulting Engineer

Projects

  • Consulting Engineer in Thermal-Hydraulics, for GE Nuclear Energy
  • Instructor of GE Advanced Engineering Programs
  • ASME: Advanced Engineering (continuing education courses)
  • National Research Council (NRC) Severe Accident Scaling Methodology High Burnup Fuel Panel
  • ARCO Alaska fluid transient loads in pipelines
  • NASA Microgravity two phase flow research peer review group
  • DOE Steam Explosion Study peer review
  • NRC water hammer panel
  • Quad Cities dryer acoustic loads
  • Palo Verdi cooling line vibration from unsteady vortex behavior at tee attachment to cooling line
  • Participation on National Academy of Engineering Study on "The Safety and Security of Spent Fuel"
  • Participation on "Westinghouse IRIS Phenomenon Identification and Ranking Table."

Educator

  • San Jose State University: Thermosciences Instructor
  • GE Nuclear Energy: Teaching Advanced Engineering Programs
  • ASME: Instructor for American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National and International Laboratories: Unsteady State Thermal-Hydraulics in Rome, Israel, Holland, Japan, India, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and Korea

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering,
  • ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division,

Committee chairman and co-chairman, Technical session developer,

  • Silicon Valley Engineers Hall of Fame
  • ASME Fellow

Awards

  • ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Award
  • George Westinghouse Gold Medal Award - Two-phase flow and reactor accident analysis
  • Alfred Noble Award - Liquid-vapor blowdown discharge through pipes

Publications

  • Presented numerous invited courses, seminars, and lectures in U.S. Universities and National Laboratories, as well as internationally, on unsteady state thermal-hydraulics.
  • Published in more than 50 technical journals and symposium volumes, Associate Editor of ASME and other technical Journals

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
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