College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
||Jeffrey A. Crowell
- Engineering Physics
- BS 1991, Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
- MS 1995, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- PhD expected May 1999, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Research Interests
- Fusion Technology, Mechanics, Materials, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Analysis, Hardness Indentation Testing, Radiation Damage, Computational Magnetics, Electromagnetic Disruption Effects
- Centers and Consortia
- Fusion Technology Institute
- Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems
- Selected Awards and Honors
- Academic Prizes 1992-1993, 1993-1994
- Member Tau Beta Pi (starting 1989)
- Articles and Publications
- J. A. Crowell, J. P. Blanchard and the PULSAR Team, "Fatigue life of the plasma-facing components in PULSAR", Fusion Engineering and Design,
27 (1995) pp. 515-521.
- PULSAR Tokamak Reactor Study--Final Report, to be published
- J. A. Crowell, WITCH--An Axisymmetric Finite Element Code for Simulating Indentation Experiments, Master's Thesis, UW-Madison, 1995.
- R. L. Miller, et al., "Stellarator Power Plant Study--Final Report", University of California, San Diego report UCSD-ENG-004, 1997.
- M. S. Tillack, et. al., "Configuration and engineering design of the
ARIES-RS tokamak power plant," Fusion Engineering and Design, 38 (1997) pp. 87-113.
- F. Najmabadi and the ARIES team, "Overview of the ARIES-RS reversed shear
tokamak power plant study," Fusion Engineering and Design, 38 (1997) pp. 3-25.
- D.-K. Sze, et. al., "The ARIES-RS power core--recent development
in Li/V designs," Fusion Engineering and Design, 41 (1998)
- ARIES-RS Tokamak Reactor Study--Final Report, to be published
- Vice President of Tau Beta Pi Massacusetts Beta Chapter, Tufts University (1990)
- Public Information Chairman of UW-Madison Student Chapter of the American Nuclear Society (1996-97)
- President of UW-Madison Student Chapter of the American Nuclear Society (1997-98)
- Governor of UW-Madison Student Chapter of the American Nuclear Society (1998-present)
As a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Mr. Crowell has
used computational methods to treat thermal, mechanical and electromagnetic problems.
He analyzed fatigue in the first wall of the pulsed fusion reactor design PULSAR.
He has also analyzed a loss of coolant accident in the SPPS stellarator design.
Mr. Crowell has extensive experience using the ANSYS finite element code. He created
the finite element code WITCH, an axisymmetric, large-deformation, elastic-plastic
structural code for simulating indentation of materials by hard indenters.
He has evaluated the first wall stresses and electromagnetic disruption loads
in the ARIES-RS tokamak design. Currently, he is researching improved methods
of predicting electromagnetic disruption loads. He plans to develop design
guidelines for tokamaks to make them more resistant to these events.
Mr. Crowell has been active for years in
UW-Madison's branch of the American
Nuclear Society, serving as its public information chairman, president,
and currently as governor.
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