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 Expert  721832

Expert in Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Fire Safety Engineering


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Maryland (MD)
USA
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He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Affiliate Professor of Fire Protection Engineering. He has more than a decade record of research with the Center for Fire Research (now BFRL) at the NIST. His work is in evaporative cooling and aqueous fire protection agents. In particular, he is an expert in evaporative cooling due to droplet sprays dispersed in the flow or impinging on solid surfaces. Recently, he developed models and experimental database for the prediction of sprinkler activation time for use in fire dynamics codes. He has analyzed and quantified the performance of fire protection gels and foams.

In his long-term association with the Expert's University, he has accumulated an extensive expertise in modeling and performance assessment of complex thermal hydraulic systems. This background is relevant to the modeling of the complex multi-phase interactions during nuclear power plant accidental transients. For almost a decade he has directed the research at a thermal hydraulic test facility simulating a pressurized water nuclear reactor system. In addition to these two main areas, he has experience designing air systems including small-scale impulse turbines as well as ejector nozzles for vacuum systems.

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nuclear technology

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spray cooling

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water spray

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fire protection

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fire protection engineering


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1982   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Catholic University, Washington, DC  
1976   Dr. Ing.   Chemical Engineering   University of Naples, Italy   cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Professor and Associate Chair

 

He conducts research in fire safety engineering and teaches thermodynamics, heat transfer and two-phase flow

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Office of Research

 

Consultant

 

He evaluates integral test facility data to be used for the assessment of computational codes predicting plant behavior during accidental transients


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineeris, member American Institute of Chemical Engineeers, member International Association for Fire Safety Science, honorary member Unione Itliana di Termofluidodinamica

Licenses/Certifications

P.E. in Italy 1976

Professional Appointments

Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division 1996


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 69 referred publications, one patent pending, and one book in preparation on dropwise evaporative cooling

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Nuclear Engineering and Design  
 - International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer  
 - International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to   (Undisclosed University)   Consultant   He evaluates integral test facility data to be used for the assessment of computational codes predicting plant behavior during accidental transients
1985 to 1998   National Institute of Standard and Technology   Visiting Scientist   He conducted research on fire protection agents and on dropwise evaporative cooling

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He designed an small driven turbine for electric power generation
  • He designed an ejector nozzle that was succesfully implemented in a shop-vac
  • He evaluated the two-phase flow conditions in a complex piping arrangement related to fire safety
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
On seven occasions he presented technical information to the Advisory Committee on Reactors Safeguards (ACRS) of the Expert's University
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   He is native of Italy and completed his graduate studies there
French   He a reasonable comand of the language to conduct a non-technical conversation

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has taught more than 2000 graduate and undergradute students at the Expert's University. He has conducted seminars and short courses in Italy, Taiwan and the United States


 

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