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Ronald Pevey

Ronald E. Pevey

Associate Professor


Research

Reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, computer methods development, shielding, nuclear criticality safety.


Education

BS, Nuclear Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1972–1976

MS and PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1977–1982

  • Worked part time with the computer Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

MBA, Emory University, Goizueta Business School of Emory University, 1995.

  • Independent study (thesis) was the development of an econometric model of the effects of US budget and trade deficits.

Professional Service

Member of PhD advisory committee for three students (Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan)

Served as secretary of Mathematics and Computations Division of the American Nuclear Society

Served as treasurer of Mathematics and Computations Division of the American Nuclear Society

Referee for technical journal Nuclear Science and Engineering

Reviewer for the DOE Nuclear Engineering Research Grant program (three years). Technical session chairman at the 1992 topical meeting on advances in reactor physics


Awards and Recognitions

Winner of Westinghouse Vice President's Award (1994)

Winner of George Westinghouse Signature Award for Excellence (1992)

Winner of George Westinghouse Signature Award for Excellence (1991)

Registered Professional Engineer

Best Paper award at 1979 American Nuclear Society Student Conference

1990 North Augusta Father of the Year (awarded by N.A. Mothers Club)

Member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)

National Merit Scholar


Publications

R.E. Grove, R.E. Pevey, "A Characteristic Based Multiple Balance Approach for SN on Arbitrary Polygonal Meshes," Invited paper presented at the International conference on Mathematics and Computations, Portland, OR, May, 1995.

M.D. DeHart, R.E. Pevey, T.A. Parish, "An Extended Step Characteristic Method for Solving the Neutron Transport Equation in Generalized Geometries," Nuclear Science and Engineering, Volume 118, Number 2, October, 1994.

T.T. Le, R.E. Pevey, "GRIMH3: A New Reactor Calculation Code at Savannah River Site," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 68, November 1993.

M.D. DeHart, R.E. Pevey, "A Discrete Ordinates Approximation to the Neutron Transport Equation Applied to Generalized Geometries," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 65, November 1992.

R.E. Pevey, A. M. White, "Sensitivity of SRP LOCA Power Limits to Break Size and Location," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 59, June 1989.

R.E. Pevey, W.R. Waltz, "A Modular Code System Using Adjoint Fluxes for Calculating a Three Dimensional Dose Map," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 50, June 1985.

R.E. Pevey, H.L. Dodds, Jr. "EXTREME - A New Nodal Transport Code," Topical Meeting on Advances in Reactor Computations, March 1983.

J.J. Ullo, J.J. Dorning, H.L. Dodds, Jr, R.E. Pevey. "A Comparison of Nodal Transport Methods Based on Exponential and Polynomial Expansions," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 43, November 1982.

R.E. Pevey, H.L. Dodds, Jr. "A Two Dimensional Exponential Expansion Discrete Ordinates Nodal Method," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 39, November 1981.

R.E. Pevey, H.L. Dodds, Jr. "A One Dimensional Exponential Expansion Discrete Ordinates Nodal Method," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 38, June 1981.

R.E. Pevey, H.L. Dodds, Jr, N.M. Greene, R.M. Westfall. "On the Proper Use of the Nordheim Integral Treatment," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 33, November 1979.

Masters Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Numerous Savannah River Laboratory Technical Reports, Presentations, and Memoranda, 1979-1995.

Ronald Pevey

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