Arthur Ruggles specializes in transient thermal-hydraulic behavior, water-hammer and fluid-acoustic behavior. Ruggles has worked in nuclear reactor transient analysis and reactor safety and reactor design for 25 years. He recently assisted in the safety case supporting adjustments to nuclear electric power reactors that will add over 500 million watts of electric generation capacity. Ruggles is among the small number of engineers with experience in liquid metal cooling systems and high temperature molten salt coolants used in the next generation of more efficient reactor designs. He has developed flow and pressure measurement methods for very high temperature fluids and for opaque fluids. Ruggles’ research combines experiments with modeling and simulation. He also advanced the thermal-fluid design of cyclotron beam line targets used for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) isotope production. Ruggles is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Expertise Categories: Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Energy | Nuclear Reactor Safety