David C. Ma
Nuclear Materials and Waste Disposition Team
DegreePh.D., Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1976.
Current RoleCivil/Mechanical Engineer, Radiation and Chemical Risk Management, with responsibility for developing aging management programs for license renewals and spent-fuel dry storage systems.
CapabilitiesAging management of nuclear power plants and spent-fuel dry storage systems; structural and seismic analyses; soil-structure interactions; and sloshing.
- Technical reviewer for new reactors: Evaluation of new reactor designs (acoustic and flow-induced vibration of steam dryer and reactor internals; structural modeling; dynamic testing and analysis of systems, components, and equipment) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
- Aging management development: Development of aging management programs; evaluation of the periodic safety review for foreign reactor plants.
- Structural/seismic analyst: Analyses of many advanced reactors; developed in-structure seismic response spectra of Argonne’s Hot Fuels Examination Facility and Zero Power Reactor-6.
- Researcher and developer: Co-developed finite-element computer code FLUSTR for fluid-structural interaction and sloshing analysis; investigated hydrodynamic phenomena (e.g., sloshing, fluid-structure interaction) in reactor vessels.