Brennan T Smith

Brennan Smith

Brennan T Smith

Water Power Program Manager

Bio

Brennan Smith is a Distinguished Research Staff member and leader of the Energy-Water Resource Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He also serves as the manager of ORNL’s Wind and Water Power Technologies research program at for the U.S. Department of Energy.  The water power research portfolio at Oak Ridge National Laboratory includes hydropower technology development, resource assessment, energy and water optimization, power systems optimization and modeling, water quality and ecological impacts of water resources systems, and energy policy analysis.  Dr. Smith received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and has been a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee since 1998.  Prior to joining ORNL in 2005, Dr. Smith was employed for 10 years as a technical specialist in hydropower and river operations with the Tennessee Valley Authority, conducting applied research and engineering studies of turbine and hydraulic structures performance and environmental hydraulics of regulated river systems.

Publications

Smith, B. T., and Ettema, R., 1997.  Ice-cover influence on flow structure over dunes.  Journal of Hydraulic Research 35(5): 707-19. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221689709498403#.VvQi2Gf2bYI

Smith, B. T., and Ettema, R., 1997.  Flow resistance in ice-covered alluvial channels.  Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 123(7): 592-599. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%290733-9429%281997%29123%3A7%28592%29

Lin, F., Hecker, G.E., Hopping, P.N., and Smith, B.T., 2003.  Innovative 3-D numerical simulation of thermal discharge from Browns Ferry multi-port diffusers.  Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference, June 16-19, 2003, Atlanta, GA. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267582629_Innovative_3-D_Numerical_Simulation_of_Thermal_Discharge_From_Browns_Ferry_Multiport_Diffusers

Smith, B. T., Darby, D.T., Dinkins, R.L., and Loiseau. P.B., 2002.  Use of Acoustic-Doppler velocimeters to measure hydroturbine draft tube and tailrace turbulence.  Proceedings of the ASCE/IAHR International Conference on Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods, July 28-August 1, 2002, Estes Park, Colorado. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/40655%282002%2913

Hopping, P. N. and Smith, B.T., 2002.  Measurement of flow patterns using GPS drogues.  Proceedings of the ASCE/IAHR International Conference on Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods, July 28-August 1, 2002, Estes Park, Colorado. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/40655(2002)36

Smith, B. T., and Ettema, R., 1994.  Floating cover influence on sediment transport in dune-bed channels.  Proceedings of the ASCE National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, Buffalo, New York, August 1994.

Wolff, P. J., Smith, B.T, and Hopping, P.N., 1997.  Aeration performance tests for the new auto-venting turbines at Norris Dam, TVA Report WR97-1-2-120.

Smith, B. T.  2000.  Shawnee Fossil Plant intake channel improvement study final report.  TVA Report WR2000-1-35-119.

Kerley, B. L., Smith, B.T., and Brodie, G. 1997.  Zebra mussel control options at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, TVA Technology Advancements Closure Report.

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