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Fatih Aydogan

Fatih Aydogan, Ph.D.

Office: 281
Phone: (208) 533-8107
Email: fatih@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
995 University Blvd.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

College of Engineering
Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Program

Campus Locations: Idaho Falls

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Design and Analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Systems
    • Nuclear Safety
    • Mechanistic Heat Transfer Models, Two Phase Flow
    • Computational-Experimental Thermal Hydraulics
    • Development of Nuclear System Codes (RELAP5, TRACE, COBRA-TF, COBRA/TRAC)
    • Hybrid Energy Systems
    • Uncertainty Analyses, Verification and Validation -V&V- of Nuclear Computational Tools
    • Coupling
  • Biography
    • Professor Aydogan came to the University of Idaho from the Westinghouse Electric Company. Since 2008 he has been developing Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor Design, Computational Thermal Hydraulics Codes and Methodologies as well as analyzing existing and passive safe reactors. His research areas are mainly computational thermal hydraulics, two-phase flow, nuclear safety, nuclear system design and analysis, uncertainty and best-estimate methodologies, sub-channel analysis and small modular reactors. Aydogan is currently leading the Advanced Nuclear Systems Group (ANSG). 
  • Selected Publications


  • Research Projects
    1. "Improvement of Raditiation Heat Transfer Models in RELAP5 Simulator", -Funded by NASA, 2014-2015

    2. “Development of An Effective Passive ECCS System for LW-Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)”, research in progress. -Funded by The Office of Research and Economic Development-, 2014-2015

    3. “Development of Conservative 2Phase Flow Field Equations for RELAP/SCDAPSIM”, research in progress. -Collaborating with Innovative Systems Software -ISS-, 2013-2015

    4. “Development Mechanistic Heat Transfer Models”,research in progress. 2013-2015

    5. "Modeling of a Coupled Coolant Systems of a Power Plant", 2013-2015

    6. "Development of core melting models for RELAP/SCDAP", Funded by ISS, 2014-2017

  • Outreach Projects
  • Awards and Honors
    • Westinghouse Patent Award for the Small Modular Reactor Patent, 2012
    • 1st Rank with 4/4 GPA among Computer Science Master Students in Hacettepe University. 

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