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Dave Rector

Dave Rector

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Rector has extensive experience in the computational simulation of fluid systems. Simulation approaches include Lattice-Boltzmann, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, colloidal modeling and computational fluid dynamics.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member of Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemical Society

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Rassat S.D., P.A. Gauglitz, L.A. Mahoney, R.P. Pires, D.R. Rector, J.A. Fort, and G.K. Boeringa, et al. 2014. Gas Release Due to Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Within Sediment Layers in Hanford Double-Shell Tanks: Results of Scaled Vessel Experiments, Modeling, and Extrapolation to Full Scale. PNNL-23060 Rev. 1; DSGREP-RPT-002, Rev.1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Kuhn W.L., D.R. Rector, J.A. Bamberger, and M.J. Minette. 2013. "Physical Attributes of Pulse Jet Mixer Operation." In ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2013), July 7-11, 2013, Incline Village, Nevada, 2, V002T11A009; Paper No.FEDSM2013-16459. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-93656. doi:10.1115/FEDSM2013-16459
  • Kuhn W.L., D.R. Rector, S.D. Rassat, C.W. Enderlin, M.J. Minette, J.A. Bamberger, and G.B. Josephson, et al. 2013. Scaling Theory for Pulsed Jet Mixed Vessels, Sparging, and Cyclic Feed Transport Systems for Slurries. PNNL-22816. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Peurrung L.M., J.A. Fort, and D.R. Rector. 2013. The Continued Need for Modeling and Scaled Testing to Advance the Hanford Tank Waste Mission. PNNL-22626. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wells B.E., J.A. Fort, P.A. Gauglitz, D.R. Rector, and P.P. Schonewill. 2013. Preliminary Scaling Estimate for Select Small Scale Mixing Demonstration Tests. PNNL-22737. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2012

  • Piepel G.F., S.K. Cooley, W.L. Kuhn, D.R. Rector, and A. Heredia-Langner. 2012. Methods for Quantifying the Uncertainties of LSIT Test Parameters, Test Results, and Full-Scale Mixing Performance Using Models Developed from Scaled Test Data. PNNL-22033; WPT-RPT-226, Rev0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wells B.E., P.A. Gauglitz, and D.R. Rector. 2012. Comparison of Waste Feed Delivery Small Scale Mixing Demonstration Simulant to Hanford Waste. PNNL-20637 Rev. 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Hess N.J., M. Oostrom, M.A. Celia, M. Hilpert, Q. Kang, L.J. Pyrak-Nolte, and T.D. Scheibe, et al. 2011. EMSL Pore Scale Modeling Challenge/Workshop. PNNL-21086. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wells B.E., P.A. Gauglitz, and D.R. Rector. 2011. Comparison of Waste Feed Delivery Small Scale Mixing Demonstration Simulant to Hanford Waste. PNNL-20637 Rev. 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wells B.E., P.A. Gauglitz, and D.R. Rector. 2011. Comparison of Waste Feed Delivery Small Scale Mixing Demonstration Simulant to Hanford Waste. PNNL-20637 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Rector D.R., and M.L. Stewart. 2010. "A Semi-Implicit Lattice Method for Simulating Flow." Journal of Computational Physics 229, no. 19:6732-6743. PNNL-SA-67142. doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.05.020
  • Rector D.R., and M.L. Stewart. 2010. "Modeling of Leaching Filter Pressure Drop and Fouling Behavior." In Waste Management 2010: Improving the Future by Dealing with the Past, March 7-11, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona, Paper No. 10477. Pheonix, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-69594.

2009

  • Rector D.R., M.L. Stewart, and A.P. Poloski. 2009. "Modeling of Sediment Bed Behavior for Critical Velocity in Horizontal Piping." In Waste Management 2009 (WM'09): Waste Management for the Nuclear Renaissance, 3820-3826, Paper No. 9263. Phoenix, Arizona:WM Symposia Inc. PNNL-SA-63578.

2008

  • Wells B.E., K.I. Johnson, D.R. Rector, and D.S. Trent. 2008. S-102 Transfer Pump Restriction Modeling Results. PNNL-17424. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2007

  • Rector D.R., M.S. Greenwood, S. Ahmed, S.R. Doctor, G.J. Posakony, and V.S. Stenkamp. 2007. "Simulation of Ultrasonic-driven Gas Separations." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121, no. 6:3446-3452. PNNL-SA-51196.

2006

  • Poloski A.P., R.C. Daniel, D.R. Rector, P.R. Bredt, E.C. Buck, J.C. Berg, and A.E. Saez. 2006. Characterization and Correlation of Particle-Level Interactions to the Macroscopic Rheology of Powders, Granular Slurries, and Colloidal Suspensions. PNNL-16133. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Stewart M.L., A.L. Ward, and D.R. Rector. 2006. "A Study of Pore Geometry Effects on Anisotropy in Hydraulic Permeability Using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method." Advances in Water Resources 29, no. 9:1328-1340. PNNL-SA-47141.

2004

  • Muntean G.G., D.R. Rector, D.R. Herling, M.A. Khaleel, and D.L. Lessor. 2004. "Lattice-Boltzmann Diesel Particulate Filter Sub-Grid Modeling - A Progress Report." In Diesel Emission Measurement and Modeling : SAE 2003 World Congress & Exhibition, March 2003, Detroit, MI, USA., SP-1755, 2003-01-0835. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:SAE International. PNNL-SA-37791.
  • Palmer B.J., and D.R. Rector. 2004. "Erratum: Lattice-Boltzmann algorithm for simulating thermal two-phase flow [ Phys. Rev. E 61, 5295 (2000) ]." Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics 69, no. 4:Article no: 049903. PNNL-SA-42306. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.69.049903
  • Stewart M.L., D.R. Rector, G.G. Muntean, and G.D. Maupin. 2004. "A MECHANISTIC MODEL FOR PARTICLE DEPOSITION IN DIESEL PARTICLUATE FILTERS USING THE LATTICE-BOLTZMANN TECHNIQUE." In 28th International Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites held January 2004 published in Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 25, 437-446. Westerville, Ohio:American Ceramic Society. PNNL-SA-40422.

2002

  • Recknagle K.P., R.E. Williford, L.A. Chick, D.R. Rector, and M.A. Khaleel. 2002. "Three-Dimensional Thermo-Fluid-Electrochemical Modeling of Planar SOFC Stacks." Journal of Power Sources 113, no. 1:109-114. PNNL-SA-36906.
  • Yabusaki S.B., S.L. Bryant, S. Chen, G.I. Fann, G.P. Flach, W.G. Gray, and J.P. Holland, et al. 2002. Mechanistic Process Modeling for Subsurface Remediation. PNNL-14011. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2000

  • McGrail B.P., J.P. Icenhower, P.F. Martin, D.R. Rector, H.T. Schaef, E.A. Rodriguez, and J.L. Steele. 2000. Low-Activity Waste Glass Studies: FY2000 Summary Report. PNNL-13381. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Palmer B.J., and D.R. Rector. 2000. "Lattice Boltzmann Algorithm for Simulating Thermal Flow in Compressible Fluids." Journal of Computational Physics 161, no. 1:1-20. PNNL-SA-29454.
  • Palmer B.J., and D.R. Rector. 2000. "Lattice-Boltzmann Algorithm for Simulating Thermal Two-Phase Flow." Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics 61, no. 5:5295-5306. PNNL-SA-31554.

1998

  • Brooks K.P., J.R. Bontha, G.R. Golcar, R.L. Myers, K.G. Rappe, and D.R. Rector. 1998. Bench-Scale Enhanced Sludge Washing and Gravity Settling of Hanford Tank S-107 Sludge. PNNL-12010. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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