Victor Petrov

Associate Research Scientist

Research Interests

Dr. Petrov’s research focus area is experimental and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with main focus on nuclear power plant applications. His current main activities are: a) validation and further development of CFD models for subcooled boiling and b) multiphysics modeling of CRUD deposition on reactor fuel rods. Both activities are carried out within the DOE/CASL (Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors) project.

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Institute of Engineering Physics (IIF) and Moscow State Industrial University, Russia

Ph.D. Engineering (Systems Analysis) ’08

Title of the dissertation: “Methodology and algorithm framework development to support the systematic analysis of hydrodynamic processes and forecasting of characteristics for submersible centrifugal pumps”

Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Moscow, Russia

MSc Investigation and modelling of explosions and fires ’04

MSc Nuc Engr ’03