Dynamic Systems Analysis Group

Dynamic Systems Analysis Group

The Dynamic Systems Analysis Group researches and deploys unique technical solutions involving system modeling, development, and testing that support isotope separation, system diagnostics, and national security.

Data acquisition system


Failure Analysis of a Reactor Pool Cooling Pump Using Modal and Vibration Analysis

Two 75 HP pumps redundantly supply cooling water to the reactor pool of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Due to a recent history of premature bearing...

Evaluation of a Consumer Electronics-Based Data Acquisition System for Equipment Monitoring

A preliminary evaluation of the performance of a consumer electronics-based data acquisition system (DAS) has been performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the NEUP project In-...

Analysis of ITER ECH Transmission Line Waveguide Couplings

The ITER Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) system will produce a high-intensity beam of electromagnetic radiation for plasma heating. A total of 20 MW of power will be transferred from 170 GHz...


The DSA Group has significant expertise in the areas of modeling and design of mechanical, thermal and electromagnetic systems; design, fabrication, and deployment of high-performance data acquisition systems; dynamic testing of mechanical systems; test support and data analysis; and machinery monitoring and diagnostics.  The group has a long and successful history of innovation and accomplishment in the design and analysis of high-speed rotating equipment and also with the design and development of the instrumentation and data acquisition systems used in the testing and operation of this equipment.  This expertise and experience allows the DSA Group to play a key role in the isotope separation programs at ORNL.