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James Fort

James Fort

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Fort rejoined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in September 1990, after completing three (3) years of residency in a doctoral program at the University of Washington. In his role as a Senior Research Engineer, Dr. Fort is responsible for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analyses in fluid flow systems including waste tanks, ceramic melters and nuclear reactors. Dr. Fort also managed the CFD group, and later the combined experimental and computational fluids groups until 1998. Dr. Fort is active in computational and experimental fluids research projects and in efforts to promote the development of new computational tools for multiphase fluid flow. His project work has included experimental fluid dynamics and computer modeling. Experimental activities involve applications of laser doppler velocimetry in model reactor rod bundles and flow visualization studies over models of wind turbine site topography.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 1993
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1983
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1979

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Associate Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honorary

PNNL Publications

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. 
  • Bamberger JA, JA Fort, and CW Enderlin. 2012. "Solids Mobilization and Suspension by Dual Opposed Mixing Pumps." In Proceedings of the ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation, July 24-29, 2011, Hamamatsu, Japan, vol. 2, Fora, pp. 97-109; Paper No. AJK2011-31017.  ASME, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/AJK2011-31017
  • Meyer PA, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, SK Sundaram, PA Scott, MJ Minette, GL Smith, CA Burns, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, EBK Baer, SF Snyder, MK White, GF Piepel, BG Amidan, and A Heredia-Langner. 2012. Pulse Jet Mixing Tests With Noncohesive SolidsPNNL-18098 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2011

  • Bamberger JA, MJ Minette, PA Meyer, JA Fort, and EBK Baer. 2011. "Assessment of Prototypic and Closed Loop Operation during Pulse Jet Mixer Tests with Non-Cohesive Solids to Develop Scale-up Relationships." In Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2011, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, vol. 6, pp. 379-391; Paper No. IMECE2011-63793.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2011-63793
  • Zigh G, J Solis, and JA Fort. 2011. "A 2-D Test Problem for CFD Modeling Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Transfer Cask Neutron Shields." In Proceedings of the CFD for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications (CFD4NRS-3) Workshop, September 14-16, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland.  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris. 

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. 
  • Amidan BG, GF Piepel, A Heredia-Langner, PA Meyer, BE Wells, JA Fort, JA Bamberger, and WL Kuhn. 2010. "A STATISTICAL INTELLIGENCE (STI) APPROACH TO DISCOVERING SPURIOUS CORRELATION IN A PHYSICAL MODEL AND RESOLVING THE PROBLEM WITH AN EXAMPLE OF DESIGNING A PULSE JET MIXING SYSTEM AT HANFORD." In Proceedings of PVP2010: ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference Pressure Vessel Technology for Energy Challenge, July 18-22, 2010, Bellevue, Washington, pp. Paper No. PVP2010-25817.  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. 
  • Fort JA, PA Meyer, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, PA Scott, MJ Minette, and PA Gauglitz. 2010. "Scaled Testing to Evaluate Pulse Jet Mixer Performance in Waste Treatment Plant Mixing Vessels." In 36th Annual Radioactive Waste Management Symposium, (WM 2010), March 7-11, 2010, Phoenix, AZ, vol. 2, pp. 1405-1419.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Gauglitz PA, BE Wells, JA Bamberger, JA Fort, J Chun, and JWJ Jenks. 2010. The Role of Cohesive Particle Interactions on Solids Uniformity and Mobilization During Jet Mixing: Testing RecommendationsPNNL-19245, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Meyer PA, EBK Baer, JA Bamberger, JA Fort, and MJ Minette. 2010. Assessment of Differences in Phase 1 and Phase 2 Test Observations for Waste Treatment Plant Pulse Jet Mixer Tests with Non-Cohesive SolidsPNNL-19085 Rev 0; WTP-RPT-208, Rev. 0 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Bamberger JA, PA Meyer, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, MJ Minette, CA Burns, EBK Baer, DE Eakin, MR Elmore, and SF Snyder. 2009. "SCALED EXPERIMENTS EVALUATING PULSE JET MIXING OF SLURRIES." In ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2009), November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA , vol. 9, pp. 1803-1818.  ASME , New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2009-12264
  • Gauglitz PA, BE Wells, JA Fort, and PA Meyer. 2009. An Approach to Understanding Cohesive Slurry Settling, Mobilization, and Hydrogen Gas Retention in Pulsed Jet Mixed VesselsPNNL-17707, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Meyer PA, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, SK Sundaram, PA Scott, MJ Minette, GL Smith, CA Burns, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, EBK Baer, SF Snyder, M White, GF Piepel, BG Amidan, A Heredia-Langner, SA Bailey, JC Bower, KM Denslow, DE Eakin, MR Elmore, PA Gauglitz, AD Guzman, BK Hatchell, DF Hopkins, DE Hurley, MD Johnson, LJ Kirihara, BD Lawler, JS Loveland, OD Mullen, MS Pekour, TJ Peters, PJ Robinson, MS Russcher, S Sande, C Santoso, SV Shoemaker, SM Silva, DE Smith, YF Su, JJ Toth, JD Wiberg, XY Yu, and N Zuljevic. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixing Tests With Noncohesive SolidsPNNL-18098, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Palmer BJ, Y Fang, V Gurumoorthi, GE Hammond, JA Fort, and TD Scheibe. 2009. "Developing a Component-Based Framework for Subsurface Simulation using the Common Component Architecture." In SciDAC 2009: Journal of Physics: Conference Series , vol. 180, no. 1, p. Paper No. 012064.  IOP Publishing, London, United Kingdom.  doi:10.1088/1742-6596/180/1/012064
  • Pfund DM, JR Bontha, TE Michener, F Nigl, ST Yokuda, RJ Leigh, EC Golovich, AW Baumann, DE Kurath, M Hoza, WH Combs, JA Fort, and OP Bredt. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple OverblowsPNNL-17231 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2008

  • Bamberger JA, PA Meyer, JR Bontha, JA Fort, F Nigl, JM Bates, CW Enderlin, ST Yokuda, DE Kurath, AP Poloski, HD Smith, GL Smith, and MA Gerber. 2008. "EVALUATING PULSE JET MIXING WITH NON-NEWTONIAN SLURRIES." In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007, vol. 8, no. Part B, pp. 1909-1930.  American Society Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY. 
  • Pfund DM, JR Bontha, TE Michener, F Nigl, ST Yokuda, RJ Leigh, EC Golovich, AW Baumann, DE Kurath, M Hoza, WH Combs, JA Fort, and OP Bredt. 2008. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple OverblowsPNNL-17231, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2007

2005

  • Fort JA, MR Garnich, and NA Klymyshyn. 2005. "Electromagnetic and Thermal-flow Modeling of a Cold-Wall Crucible Induction Melter." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. B, Process metallurgy and materials processing science 36B:141-152. 

2004

  • Fort JA, and DL Lessor. 2004. "Tailored Electrical Driving as a Means of Controlling Heat Distribution and Convection Patterns in Joule-Heated Waste Glass Melters." In Ceramic Transactions, vol. 155, pp. 143-148.  American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH. 

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