Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Joint Faculty Appointment with ORNL, ABET Coordinator
- Burlington Laboratory 2142
- Visit My Website
Dr. Bolotnov holds a joint faculty appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a member of CASL, the DOE-funded energy innovation hub. He is also a member of Thermal Hydraulics Methods focus area, where he collaborates with his colleagues from ORNL, LANL, MIT and TAMU to develop a new generation of multiphase boiling flow models based new experimental and direct numerical simulation data. His research includes:
Using multiscale approach for nuclear reactors simulations The required technological and safety standards for future Gen-IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. Interaction between different numerical codes working on various scales (DNS, RaNS, solid/structure interaction) on different parts of multiphase three-dimensional transient problem (such as nuclear reactor accident scenario) gives the ability to develop new multiscale multi-field models and simulations in various areas of nuclear engineering.
Development of new spectral cascade transfer multiphase flow turbulence models The modeling of multiphase flows has wide range of applications in the fields of nuclear, chemical, biomedical engineering. Recent advances in the development of single and two-phase spectral turbulent models show promising results in extending those models to more complex type of two-phase bubbly flows (such as non-homogeneous conduit flows, boundary layer flows, free shear flows) and multi-component flows. The new generation of the advanced turbulence two-phase flow models will provide unprecedented abilities in designing new generation of safe and powerful nuclear power plants.
Direct numerical simulation of single and multiphase turbulent flows DNS approach recently became an affordable tool in obtaining multiphase turbulence data for testing and validation of the new spectral turbulence models. Performing the DNS of multiphase flows using a state of the art massively parallel finite element based code (PHASTA) provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of new closure laws necessary for successful application of computational multiphase fluid dynamics in nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics analysis.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Applied Mathematics and Informatics
Bashkir State University, Russia
Dr. Bolotnov is interested in using multiscale approaches for nuclear reactor simulations, development of new spectral cascade transfer multiphase flow turbulence models, and direct numerical simulation of single and multiphase turbulent flows.
- Direct numerical simulation of reactor two-phase flows enabled by high-performance computing
- Fang, J., Cambareri, J. J., Brown, C. S., Feng, J. Y., Gouws, A., Li, M. N., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2018), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 330, 409–419.
- Effect of the wall presence on the bubble interfacial forces in a shear flow field
- Feng, J. Y., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2018), International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 99, 73–85.
- Numerical comparison of bubbling in a waste glass melter
- Guillen, D. P., Cambareri, J., Abboud, A. W., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2018), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 113, 380–392.
- Bubble tracking analysis of PWR two-phase flow simulations based on the level set method
- Fang, J., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 323, 68–77.
- Coalescence prevention algorithm for level set method
- Talley, M. L., Zimmer, M. D., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), Journal of Fluids Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 139(8).
- Evaluation of bubble-induced turbulence using direct numerical simulation
- Feng, J. Y., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 93, 92–107.
- High current C-11 gas target design and optimization using multi-physics coupling
- Peeples, J. L., Magerl, M., O’Brien, E. M., Doster, J. M., Bolotnov, I. A., Wieland, B. W., & Stokely, M. H. (2017), In Wttc16: proceedings of the 16th international workshop on targetry and target chemistry (Vol. 1845).
- Interface tracking simulations of bubbly flows in PWR relevant geometries
- Fang, J., Rasquin, M., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 312, 205–213.
- Interfacial force study on a single bubble in laminar and turbulent flows
- Feng, J. Y., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 313, 345–360.
- Wall-resolved spectral cascade-transport turbulence model
- Brown, C. S., Shaver, D. R., Lahey, R. T., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2017), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 320, 309–324.
- Computationally Efficient Prediction of Containment Thermal Hydraulics Using Multi-Scale Simulation
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/21/16 - 9/30/18)
- Research and Technical Assistance Related to Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants
- US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(9/08/16 - 6/30/19)
- Computationally Efficient Prediction of Containment Thermal Hydraulics Using Multi-Scale Simulation: Feasibility Study (FY 16 NUC)
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(12/23/15 - 9/30/16)
- Development and Application of a Data-Driven Methodology for Validation of Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Models
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/19)
- Development and Validation of a Societal Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Plant Safety (2014-2015)
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/04/14 - 9/30/15)
- Turbulent Multiphase Flows for Nuclear Reactor Safety.
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)(7/01/14 - 6/30/15)
- Simulation and Modeling of the Interactions of Liquid Turbulent Eddies and Gas Bubbles
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(7/15/13 - 6/30/17)
- Academic Career Development For a Nuclear Engineering Junior Faculty at North Carolina State University
- US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(4/01/12 - 3/31/16)
- Simulation of Turbulent Multiphase Flows For Nuclear Reactor Safety
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(1/01/12 - 12/31/14)
- Consortium for Advanced Simulations for Light Water Reactors (CASL) - Oak Ridge National laboratory
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/30/-1 - 9/30/19)