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Belle Upadhyaya

Belle R. Upadhyaya

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Dr. Upadhyaya received the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences (Systems Science) from the University of California at San Diego.  He is currently Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He has published over 370 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, chapters in handbooks, and is the author or co-author of over 150 research reports.


Research

His research and teaching interests include instrumentation and controls, reactor dynamics, advanced digital signal processing, power and process plant monitoring and diagnosis, autonomous and fault-tolerant control, small modular reactors, integral light water reactors, sodium fast reactors, nuclear desalination, sensor placement strategies, accelerated aging of detectors and equipment, nondestructive examination, and reliability and maintainability engineering.


Education

PhD, Engineering Sciences (Systems Science), University of California, San Diego
MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
B.Eng., University of Mysore, India
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee


Professional Service

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2017 World Congress on Engineering Asset management, Brisbane, Australia
  • Baker Center Symposium on Base-load Electricity, 2012
  • Member of the program committee of the international conference ICI-2010, South Korea, August 2011
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the 7th NPIC&HMIT, November 2010
  • Technical co-chair of the 6th ANS Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation & Control and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC & HMIT 2009), April 2009, Knoxville, TN
  • Technical Program Chairman of the Maintenance And Reliability CONference (MARCON) in 1997 and 1998.
  • Technical Program Chairman of the Power Plant Dynamics, Control and Testing Symposium (5th through 9th)
  • Member, Executive Board of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • Member, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 American Nuclear Society Don Miller Award recipient
  • 2015-2016 Alexander Prize by the University of Tennessee
  • 2010 ISA Transactions Best Paper Award
  • 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Glenn Murphy Award
  • 2007 Allen and Hoshall Engineering Faculty Award
  • 1998 Moses E. and Mayme Brooks College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Award
  • 1998 Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement
  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society(ANS)
  • Fellow, International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM)
  • Life Fellow, International Society of Automation (ISA)
  • Life Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Publications

Scientific Society Journals

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V. Singh, M.R. Lish, A.M. Wheeler, O. Chvala, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Dynamic modeling and Performance Analysis of a Two-Fluid Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor System” Nuclear Technology, pp. 1-24, March 2018.

V. Singh, A.M. Wheeler, M.R. Lish, O. Chvala, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Nonlinear dynamic model of Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment – Validation and operational analysis,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 113, pp. 177-193, March 2018.

H. Siljak, A. Subasi, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Hardware implementation of auto-mutual information function for condition monitoring,” Elsevier Journal on Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 66, pp. 30-39, February 2018.

V. Singh, M.R. Lish, O. Chvala, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Dynamics and Control of Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 49, pp. 887-895, August 2017.

R.T. Wood, B.R. Upadhyaya, and D.C. Floyd, “An Autonomous Control Framework for Advanced Reactors,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 49, pp. 896-904, August 2017.

Z. Welz, J. Coble, B. Upadhyaya, and W. Hines, “Maintenance-based Prognostics of Nuclear Plant Equipment for Long-term Operation,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 49, pp. 914-919, August 2017.

B.R. Upadhyaya, C. Mehta, J.W. Hines, V.B. Lollar, and D. Bayram, “Monitoring Pump Parameters in Small Modular Reactors Using Electric Motor Signatures,” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science,” Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 011007-1 – 011007-7, January 2017.

M.R. Lish, B.R. Upadhyaya, and H.W. Hines, “Development of I2S-LWR instrumentation systems,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 100, pp. 23-30, 2017.

B.R. Upadhyaya, M.R. Lish, J.W. Hines, and R.A. Tarver, “Instrumentation and Control Strategies for an Integral Pressurized Water Reactor,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology (Elsevier), (Special Issue on ISOFIC/ISSNP2014), Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 148-156, March 2015.

Z. Welz, A. Nam, M. Sharp, J.W. Hines, B.R. Upadhyaya, “Improved Heat Exchanger Lifecycle Prognostic Methods for Enhanced Light Water Reactor Sustainability, International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) (Special Issue on Nuclear Energy PHM), Vol 6, 2015.

J.B. Coble, P. Ramuhalli, L.J. Bond, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “A Review of Prognostics and Health Management Applications in Nuclear Power Plants,” International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management: Vol 6 (Special Issue Nuclear Energy PHM), 2015.

B.R. Upadhyaya, “In-Situ Condition Monitoring of Components in Small Modular Reactors Using Process and Electrical Signature Analysis,” American Nuclear Society HFICD Spring 2015 Newsletter, pp. 9-10: http://hficd.ans.org, 2015.

M. Sharp, J. Coble, A. Nam, J.W. Hines, and B. Upadhyaya, "Lifecycle Prognostics: Transitioning Between Information Types," Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, pp. 279-290, November 2014.

B.R. Upadhyaya, C. Mehta, and D. Bayram, “Integration of Time Series Modeling and Wavelet Transform for Monitoring Nuclear Plant Sensors,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 2628-2635, October 2014.

J. Sun, H. Liao, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “A Robust Functional-Data-Analysis Method for Data Recovery in Multichannel Sensor Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1420-1431, August 2014.

D. Bayram, S. Seker, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Monitoring the Aging of Industrial Motors by Geometric Trending of Frequency Domain Signatures,” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 42, Issue 4, July 2014.

S.R.P. Perillo, B.R. Upadhyaya, and J.W. Hines, “Faulty measurement substitution and control reconfiguration by using a multivariate flow control loop,” ISA Transactions, Vol. 53, pp. 568-577, February 2014.


Proceedings of Scientific Conferences and Meetings
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V. Singh, A.M. Wheeler, O. Chvala, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Exploring Molten-Salt Reactor Dynamic Behavior and Control Strategies,” Proceedings of the ISA POWID Conference, June 2018.

A.M. Wheeler, V. Singh, O. Chvala, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Analysis of Operational Anomalies for the Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, November, 2017.

B.R. Upadhyaya, M. Jin, and J.W. Hines, “Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Program at the University of Tennessee,” World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM2017), Brisbane, Australia, August 2017.

O. Chvala, M.R. Lish, V. Singh, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Dynamic Analysis of the Next Generation Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor System,” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, San Francisco, June 2017.

M.R. Lish, B.A. McMurrer, B.R. Upadhyaya, and J.W. Hines, “Primary Coolant Flow Measurement for Integral Pressurized Water Reactors Using Ultrasonic Technique,” Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on NPIC&HMIT, June 2017.

K. Korsah et al., “Assessment of Sensor Technologies for Advanced Reactors,” Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on NPIC&HMIT, June 2017.

X. Gao, A.C. Hines, J.B. Coble, H.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Improving the Cross Correlation Method of Indirect Flow Measurement by Water Injection and Modeling,” Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on NPIC&HMIT, June 2017.

B.R. Upadhyaya, M. Cooper, J. Rizk, K, Minor, M. Buttrey, and S. Tyler, “Development of Reflection Transit Time Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Coolant Flow Measurement in Integral Pressurized Water Reactors,” Spring 2016 Newsletter, ANS Human Factors, Instrumentation, and Control Division (HFICD), 2016.

R. Tarver, G. Meinweiser, B. Cady, W. Hines, J. Coble and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Development and Demonstration of Inferential Flow Characterization Techniques for Novel Advanced Reactors,” ANS Transactions, November 2015.

B.R. Upadhyaya, J.B. Coble, and J.W. Hines, “Equipment and Process Condition Monitoring for Asset Management in Small Modular Nuclear Reactors,” Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Finland (WCEAM 2015), Springer, pp. 629-636, 2015.

Z. Welz, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Early Concepts for the Coupling of a Nuclear Plant Computer to a Computerized Maintenance Management System for Autonomous Prognostic Model Development,” Proceedings of the PHM Society Meeting, October 2015.

M.R. Lish, B.R. Upadhyaya, J.W. Hines, and R.A. Tarver, “Simulation, Monitoring and Diagnostics for Integral Inherently Safe LWR (I2S-LWR),” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

J.R. Kapernick, B.R. Upadhyaya, T.A. Eckleberry, J.W. Hines, H.M. Hashemian, and B.D. Shumaker, “Dynamic Modeling of a Small Modular Reactor for Control and Monitoring,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

V.B. Lollar, B.R. Upadhyaya, J.W. Hines, J.B. Coble, and D. De Wet, “Data-Based Modeling for Monitoring and Fault Detection in Small Modular Reactors,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

J.B. Coble, B.R. Upadhyaya, C. Briere, C. Walker, A. O’Connor, J.W. Hines, Y.-C. Ko, and J. Ding, “Advanced Control Algorithms for Liquid Metal Reactors,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

A. Nam, B. Jeffries, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “A Bayesian Statistical Updating Method: Error Reduction in Remaining Useful Life Estimation,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

Z. Welz, J.W. Hines, M. Sharp, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Investigation into Optimization Techniques for Prognostic Parameter Generation via Cost Function Analysis,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

R. Wetherington, B. Van Hoy, L. Phillips, B. Damiano, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Evaluation of a Consumer Electronics-Based Data Acquisition System for Equipment Monitoring,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

B.D. Shumaker, T.C. Thomasson, H.M. Hashemian, J.R. Kapernick, B.R. Upadhyaya, J.W. Hines, and M. Keyhani, “First Principles Model of a Simulation Flow Loop in Support of On-Line Monitoring Implementation in Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants,” Proceedings of the 9th ANS International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, Charlotte, NC, February 2015.

P.A. Collins and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Small Modular Reactor Response to Errors in Process Variables and Sensors,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS Winter Meeting, Anaheim, CA, November 2014.

B.R. Upadhyaya, M.R. Lish, R.A. Tarver, and J.W. Hines, “Remote Monitoring and Instrumentation Strategies for Integral Reactors,” Proceedings of the ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014 Conference, Jeju, Korea, August 2014.

A. Nam, M. Sharp, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Lifecycle Prognostic Algorithm Development and Initial Application Results,” Proceedings of the ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014 Conference, Jeju, Korea, August 2014.

J.B. Coble, P. Ramuhalli, L.J. Bond, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Summary of Nuclear Power Plant Prognostics and Health Management Report: PNNL-21515,” Proceedings of the ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014 Conference, Jeju, Korea, August 2014.

Z. Welz, A. Nam, M. Sharp, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Prognostics for Light water Reactor Sustainability: Empirical Methods for Heat Exchanger Prognostic Lifetime Predictions,” Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference of the PHM Society 2014, Nantes, France, July 2014.

B.R. Upadhyaya, M.R. Lish, and J.W. Hines, “Instrumentation and Controls for Integral Inherently Safe Light Water Reactors,” Proceedings of ICAPP 2014, Paper #14280, Charlotte, NC, April 2014.

B.R. Upadhyaya, C. Mehta, V.B. Lollar, J.W. Hines, and D. de Wet, “Approaches to Process Monitoring in Small Modular Reactors,” Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Small Modular Reactors Symposium, Washington, D.C., April 2014.

B.R. Upadhyaya, A. Haghighat, C. Atchley, and N Roskoff, “Curriculum Development on Nuclear Reactor Instrumentation and Controls (I&C),” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 109, pp. 219-220, Washington, D.C., November 2013.

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