Franklin G Curtis

Franklin Curtis is an associate R&D staff member in the Modeling and Simulation Group at ORNL, where his work focuses on applied computational fluid dynamics for nuclear applications. Dr. Curtis has applied a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction technique for analysis of the conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to low-enriched uranium fuel and has performed other thermal-hydraulics analysis of the mercury target at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). His work also includes analysis of high Mach number flows. Dr. Curtis has contributed to over 25 published papers, research reports and conference proceedings. He received his BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.