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Judith Cuta

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Since joining Battelle in 1975, Ms. Cuta's primary efforts to date have been in code development, applications, and support. Some of the specific programs Ms. Cuta has been involved with include: 1) support of general COBRA code development; 2) technical assistance to Nuclear Reactor Regulatory (NRR); 3) contributor on EPRI-sponsored task to develop a version of COBRA tailored to nuclear utilities' thermal-hydraulic analysis requirements; 4) development of experimental and analytical capabilities for two-phase flow analysis in microgravity; and 5) technical contributor to a development program for advanced two-fluid subchannel analysis code.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1983
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1974

PNNL Publications

2015

  • Meyer RM, JM Cuta, AM Jones, KM Denslow, P Ramuhalli, HE Adkins, Jr, and BD Hanson. 2015. "FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS." In 15th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, April 12-16, 015, Charleston, South Carolina, pp. 829-834.  American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL. 

2014

2013

2012

  • Suffield SR, JA Fort, HE Adkins, Jr, JM Cuta, BA Collins, and ER Siciliano. 2012. Thermal Modeling of NUHOMS HSM-15 and HSM-1 Storage Modules at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station ISFSIPNNL-21788, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bajwa CS, EP Easton, HE Adkins, Jr, JM Cuta, NA Klymyshyn, and SR Suffield. 2012. "The MacArthur Maze Fire and Roadway Collapse: A "Worst Case Scenario" for Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation?" In ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference (PVP 2012), July 15-19, 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, vol. 7, pp. 261-269.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York.  doi:10.1115/PVP2012-78637

2011

  • Bajwa CS, EP Easton, HE Adkins, Jr, JM Cuta, NA Klymyshyn, and SR Suffield. 2011. "Effects of the MacArthur Maze Fire and Roadway Collapse on a Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Package." In WM 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management. 37th Annual Waste Management Symposium, February 27 - March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Aizona, p. Paper No. 11392.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 

2010

  • Fort JA, JM Cuta, C Bajwa, and E Baglietto. 2010. "MODELING HEAT TRANSFER IN SPENT FUEL TRANSFER CASK NEUTRON SHIELDS - A CHALLENGING PROBLEM IN NATURAL CONVECTION." In Proceedings of PVP2010: ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference Pressure Vessel Technology for Energy Challenge, July 18-22, 2010, Bellevue, Washington, pp. Paper No. PVP2010-25752.  ASME, New York, NY. 
  • Bajwa CS, J Piotter, JM Cuta, HE Adkins, Jr, NA Klymyshyn, JA Fort, and SR Suffield. 2010. "Best Practices for Finite Element Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfer, Storage, and Transportation Systems." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 

2007

2006

  • Adkins HE, Jr, JM Cuta, BJ Koeppel, AD Guzman, and CS Bajwa. 2006. Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Baltimore Tunnel Fire ScenarioNUREG-CR-6886 Rev.1; PNNL-15313, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Brooks KP, BS Augspurger, DL Blanchard, Jr, JM Cuta, SK Fiskum, and MR Thorson. 2006. "Hydraulic Testing of Ion Exchange Resins for Cesium Removal from Hanford Tank Waste ." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2391-2408. 

2002

  • Wells BE, JM Cuta, SA Hartley, LA Mahoney, PA Meyer, and CW Stewart. 2002. Analysis of Induced Gas Released During Retrieval of Hanford Double-Shell Tank WastePNNL-13782, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Wells BE, JM Cuta, SA Hartley, LA Mahoney, PA Meyer, and CW Stewart. 2002. Analysis of Induced Gas Releases During Retrieval of Hanford Double-Shell Tank WastePNNL-13782 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • McKinnon MA, JM Cuta, and UP Jenquin. 2002. "Effect of Loading Pattern on Thermal and Shielding Performance of a Spent Fuel Cask ." In Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation, ICEM'01, vol. 2, pp. 1199-1204.  ASME International, New York. 
  • McKinnon MA, JM Cuta, and UP Jenquin. 2002. "Effect of Loading Pattern on Thermal and Shielding Performance of a Spent Fuel Cask." In International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE10), vol. 4, pp. 243-250.  ASME , New York, NY. 

2001

2000

1999

Experimental and Computational Engineering

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