Brian Damiano, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6054
Phone No.: (865) 574-5541
Senior engineer and group leader with a broad range of technical experience at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Technical expertise includes diagnostics, rotor dynamics, rotor balancing, and mechanical system modeling. Demonstrated track record in meeting milestones, deliverables and budget requirements.
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 1992
M.S. (Nuclear Engineering), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 1982
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 1981
R&D Engineer and Group Leader
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Research engineer with 27 years experience in R&D projects at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Responsibilities have progressed through junior engineer, principal investigator, senior engineer, and group leader. Selected assignments and technical accomplishments include:
- Group leader for the Dynamic Systems Group, a research group consisting of 10 staff members Technical lead for rotor dynamics and balancing for the American Centrifuge Engineering and Manufacturing Project (ACEMP)
- Developed all rotor dynamics and balancing codes used in the ACEMP
- Developed method to detect and diagnose mechanical system degradation by using mechanical system models and neural networks
- Applied weighted residual methods to investigate the dynamics of boiling water reactors during limit cycle oscillations
- Designed gas-handling systems used in the decontamination/decommissioning of the Molten Salt Reactor
Damiano, B., and E. D. Blakeman, and L. D. Phillips, Detection and Location of Structural Degradation in Mechanical Systems, GLOBAL’99, International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, September 1999.
Damiano, B., and J. E. Breeding, and R. W. Tucker, Jr, “Machine and Process System Diagnostics using One-Step Prediction Maps", MARCON ‘99, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, May 1999.
Damiano, B., and L. J. Talarico, An Investigation of A Non-Contact Strain Measurement Technique, MARCON ‘97, Knoxville, Tennessee., May 1997
Damiano, B., J. A. March-Leuba, and J. A. Euler, Application of Galerkin’s Method to Calculate the Behavior of Boiling Water Reactors During Limit-Cycle Oscillations, Nucl. Sci. Eng. 113, 271-81 (1993).
Damiano, B., J. A. March-Leuba, J. A. Euler, Calculation of BWR Limit Cycle Amplitude Using Galerkin’s Method, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 62, 296-97 (1990)
Damiano, B., Force Analysis of the Advanced Neutron Source Control Rod Drive Mechanism, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 37(3), 1415-23 (June 1990).
Damiano, B., and R. C. Kryter, Current Applications of Vibration Monitoring and Neutron Noise Analysis to Detect and Diagnose Structural Degradation of Reactor Vessel Internals Resulting from Operational Aging, NUREG/CR-5479, ORNL/TM-11398, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., February 1990.
Damiano, B. and N. E. Clapp, Jr., Computer Simulation of a Motor Pump Unit to Aid in Interpreting Vibration Data,@IEEE Conference and Exhibit, Southeastcon ‘88, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 10-13, 1988; Proceedings, 244-47 (1988)
Major Awards and Patents
U.S. DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award (2009) U.S. Patent # 5623579, "Automated Method for the Systematic Interpretation of Resonance Peaks in Spectral Data"