James D. Freels
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
With COMSOL, That Time is Now
This presentation describes how the presenter was originally inspired into a career of computer simulation and engineering analysis. A brief description of past projects and analysis tools encountered prior to COMSOL are discussed, including how the analysis tool envisioned for the future has become COMSOL. Several past and current examples of COMSOL applications at the HFIR of ORNL will be presented. And finally, the presentation will describe how current students and future professional engineering analysts, with focus on mentoring, have been inspired to choose or enhance computer simulation careers using COMSOL.
James D. Freels is a senior research staff member of the Research Reactors Division within the Neutron Science Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with primary focus on the High Flux Isotope Reactor. He holds a B.S. (1977) and M.S. (1979) degree in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. (1992) in engineering science and mechanics, all from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Jim is also a Joint Faculty Associate Professor in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Bio-medical Engineering (MABE) department of UTK. Jim's primary professional interests are computer simulation, computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and large systems transient analysis.