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Kyle Gamble

Computational Mathematician/Physicist

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Biography:
Kyle Gamble is a computational mathematician/physicist in the Fuel Modeling and Simulation Department as a member of the BISON team. He started at INL in June 2014. Mr. Gamble obtained a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2012) and a M.A.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada (2014). His Master's research was in collaboration with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Chalk River Laboratories examining the capabilities of the MOOSE/BISON framework at modeling thermally and mechanically induced deformations of CANada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactor fuel elements in three dimensions. Mr. Gamble's research interests include finite element contact, fuel performance, modeling and mutliphysics.

Education:

​M.S., Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Royal Military College of Canada

B.S., Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering Option - Queen's University, Canada

Affiliations:

​Professional Engineers of Ontario

Canadian Nuclear Society

American Nuclear Society

Publications:

​Refereed Journal Papers
S. Stimpson, J. Powers, K. Clarno, R. Pawlowski, R. Gardner, S. Novascone, K. Gamble, R. Williamson, “Pellet-clad mechanical interaction screening using VERA applied to Watts Bar Unit 1, Cycles 1-3,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 327 (2018), p. 172-186.


Y. Miao, K. A. Gamble, D. Andersson, Z-G Mei, A. M. Yacout, “Rate theory scenarios study on fission gas behavior of U3Si2 under LOCA conditions in LWRs,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 326 (2018), p. 371-282.


Y. Miao, K. A. Gamble, D. Andersson, B. Ye, Z-G Mei, G. Hofman, A. M. Yacout, “Gaseous Swelling of U3Si2 during Steady-State LWR Operation: a Rate Theory Investigation,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 322 (2017), p. 336-344.


K. A. Gamble, T. Barani, D. Pizzocri, J. D. Hales, K. A. Terrani, G. Pastore, “An investigation of FeCrAl cladding behaviour under normal operating and loss of coolant conditions,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 491 (2017), p. 55-66.


R. L. Williamson, K. A. Gamble, D. M. Perez, S. R. Novascone, G. Pastore, R. J. Gardner, J. D. Hales, W. Liu, A. Mai, “Validating the BISON fuel performance code to integral LWR experiments,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 301 (2016), p. 232-244.


K. A. Gamble, A. F. Williams, P. K. Chan, D. Wowk, “A feasibility study on the use of the MOOSE computational framework to simulate three-dimensional deformation of CANDU reactor fuel elements,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 293 (2015), p. 385-394.


D. Wowk, K. Gamble, R. Underhill, "Influence of p-method finite element parameters on predictions of crack front geometry," Journal of Finite Element in Analysis and Design, 73 (2013),
p. 1-10.


Conference Proceedings
K. A. Gamble, J. D. Hales, G. Pastore, T. Barani, D. Pizzocri, K. A. Terrani, “Fuel Performance Modeling of FeCrAl Cladding Failure during Loss of Coolant Conditions,” Proceedings of the 2017 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting, Jeju Island, South Korea
(September 2017).


K. A. Gamble, J. D. Hales, “Preliminary Modeling of Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts under Accident Conditions, Proceedings of TopFuel 2016, Boise, USA (September 2016).


K. A. Gamble, L. P. Swiler, “Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis Applications to Fuel Performance Modeling,” Proceedings of TopFuel 2016, Boise, USA (September 2016).


K. A. Gamble, J. D. Hales, "Investigating Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts using the BISON Fuel Performance Code," Proceedings of the Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials Embedded Topical – ANS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA (June 2016).


J. D. Hales, K. A. Gamble, "Preliminary evaluation of FeCrAl cladding and U-Si fuel for accident tolerant fuel concepts," Proceedings of TopFuel 2015, Zurich, Switzerland (September 2015).


K. A. Gamble, "Overview of the BISON Fuel Performance Code," Proceedings of the ANS
Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA (June 2015).


K. A. Gamble, A.F. Williams, P.K. Chan, "Development of a Three-Dimensional Thermo-Mechanical Deformation Model of a Horizontal Nuclear Fuel Element," Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada (August 2014).


K. Gamble, A.F. Williams, P.K. Chan, "A Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Stresses and Strains at the Pellet Ridges in a Horizontal Nuclear Fuel Element," Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2014).


K. Gamble, A.F. Williams, P.K. Chan, "Feasibility Study of Modeling a CANDU Fuel Element using a Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Kingston, ON, Canada (September 2013).


K. Gamble, A.F. Williams, P.K. Chan, "Advanced Finite Element Modeling of a Horizontal Nuclear Fuel Element using a Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment," 37th Annual CNS/CNA Student Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada (June 2013).

 

Technical Industry Documents
K. A. Gamble, J. D. Hales, G. Pastore, T. Barani, D. Pizzocri, “Behavior of U3Si2 Fuel and FeCrAl Cladding under Normal Operating and Accident Reactor Conditions, Technical Report, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-16-40059 (September 2016).


J. D. Hales, R. L. Williamson, S. R. Novascone, G. Pastore, B. W. Spencer, D. S. Stafford, K. A. Gamble, D. M. Perez, W. Liu, "BISON Theory Manual: The Equations Behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis, BISON Release 1.2," Technical Report, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/MIS-13-29930 Rev. 3 (September 2015).


J. D. Hales, K. A. Gamble, B. W. Spencer, S. R. Novascone, G. Pastore, W. Liu, D. S. Stafford, R. L. Williamson, D. M. Perez, R. J. Gardner, "BISON Users Manual, BISON Release 1.2," Technical Report, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/MIS-13-30307 Rev. 3
(September 2015).


K. A. Gamble, J. D. Hales, J. Yu, Y. Zhang, X. Bai, D. Andersson, A. Patra, W. Wen, C. Tomé, M. Baskes, E. Martinez, C. R. Stanek, Y. Miao, B. Ye, G. L. Hofman, A. M. Yacout, W. Liu, "Multiscale Multiphysics Developments for Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts,"
Technical Report, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-15-36761 (September 2015).


K. Gamble, R. Williamson, D. Schwen, Y. Zhang, S. Novascone, P. Medvedev, "BISON and MARMOT Development for Modeling Fast Reactor Fuel Performance," Technical Report, Idaho National Laboratory, INL/EXT-15-36440 (September 2015).


M.H.A. Piro, J.J. Bashcuk, K. Gamble, B.W. Leitch, A.F. Williams, "Multi-Physics Software Comparison Between ANSYS and MOOSE/BISON/MARMOT," AECL Memo, Chalk River, ON, Canada, F&FCSB-13-060 (December 2013).

Presentations:

K. Gamble, "Examining the Capabilities of MOOSE/BISON to Model CANDU Fuel Pin
and Bundle Deformation," Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA (November 2013).

Awards:

​Exceptional Contributions Program Award, Idaho National Laboratory (2015-2017)

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