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Gyanender Singh

Computational Scientist

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Biography:
Gyanender Singh is a modeling and simulation engineer in the Computational Mechanics and Materials department of Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate at INL. He specializes in determining the thermo-mechanical behavior of materials under complex physical conditions with the aim of predicting the performance of structures and components under operation and their design optimization. Besides, Dr. Singh holds significant experience in mechanical characterization of wide variety of materials including ceramic composites, monoliths, graphite and polyethylene. He has also experience in development of non-destructive techniques for mechanical characterization and manufacturing process modeling. Prior to joining INL, Dr. Singh conducted research at University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on development of accident tolerant fuel cladding materials for advanced nuclear reactors.

Education:
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
B.Tech., Production & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee



Publications:

G. Singh, J. Gorton, D. Schappel, B. S. Collins, N.R. Brown, B. Wirth and Y. Katoh

Impact of Control Blade Insertion on the Deformation Behavior of SiC-SiC Channel Boxes in BWRs

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 363, 110621, 2020. (link)


C. Ang, G. Singh, L. Snead, Y. Katoh

Preliminary study of sintering zero-rupture Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel

International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2019;00:1-9. (link)


G. Singh, T. Koyanagi, C. Petrie, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh

Elastic Moduli Reduction in SiC-SiC Tubular Specimen after High Heat Neutron Flux Irradiation Measured by Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

Journal of Nuclear Material, 523, 391-401, 2019 (link).

 

M. N. Cinbiz, T. Koyanagi, G. Singh, Y. Katoh, K. Terrani and N.R. Brown

Failure Behavior of SiC/SiC Composite Tubes Under Strain Rates Similar to the Pellet-Cladding Mechanical Interaction Phase of Reactivity-Initiated Accidents

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 514, 66-73, 2019 (link).

 

G. Singh, J. Gorton, D. Schappel, N.R. Brown, Y. Katoh, B. Wirth and K. Terrani

Deformation Analysis of SiC-SiC Channel Box for BWR Applications

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 513, 71-85, 2019 (link).

 

C. M. Donahue, M. C. Remillieux, G. Singh, T. J. Ulrich, R. J. Migliori and T. A. Saleh

Measuring the Elastic Tensor of a Monolithic SiC Hollow Cylinder with Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

NDT & E International, 101, 29-33, 2019 (link).

 

G. Singh, T. Koyanagi, C. Petrie, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh Evaluating the Irradiation Effects on the Elastic Properties of Miniature Monolithic SiC Tubular Specimens Journal of Nuclear Materials, 499, 107-110, 2018 (link).

 

G. Singh, S. Gonczy, C. Deck, E. Lara-Curzio and Y. Katoh

Interlaboratory Round Robin Study on Axial Tensile Properties of SiC-SiC CMC Tubular Test Specimens

International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology, 15, 1334-1349, 2018 (link).

 

G. Singh, R. Sweet, N. Brown, B. Wirth, Y. Katoh and K. Terrani

Parametric Evaluation of SiC/SiC Composite Cladding with UO2 Fuel for LWR Applications: Fuel Rod Interactions and Impact of Nonuniform Power Profile in Fuel Rod

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 499, 155-167, 2018 (link).

G. Singh, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh

Thermo-Mechanical Assessment of SiC/SiC Composite Cladding for LWR Applications with Sensitivity Analysis

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 499, 126-143, 2018 (link).

 

G. Singh, A. Fok and S. Mantell

Failure Predictions for Graphite Reflector Bricks in the Very High Temperature Reactor with the Prismatic Core Design

Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, 317, 190-198, 2017 (link).

 

G. Singh, H. Li, A. Fok and S. Mantell

Size Effect on the Fracture Properties of Nuclear Graphite

ASTM International, 199-217, 2014 (link).​


H. Li, J. Li, G. Singh and A. Fok

Fracture Behavior of Nuclear Graphite NBG-18

Carbon, 46-56, 2013 (link).

H. Ge, G. Singh and S. C. Mantell


Fracture Behavior of Degraded Polyethylene Thin Films for Solar Thermal Applications

Energy Procedia, 30, 783-792, 2012 (link).

Presentations:

G. Singh, J. Gorton, D. Schappel, B. S. Collins, N. R. Brown and B. D. Wirth, Impact of Control Blade on the Deformation Behavior of SiC-SiC Channel Box in a BWR, 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26 – 31, 2020.

G. Singh, R. Sweet, A. Nelson, J. Harp, B. D. Wirth and Y. Katoh, Thermomechanical Analysis of SiC-SiC Cladding with U3Si2 Fuel System, 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26 – 31, 2020.

G. Singh, J. Li, H. Li and A. Fok, Mechanical Properties Characterization of C/C Composite through Experiment and Simulation, 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26 – 31, 2020.

G. Singh, J. Gorton, D. Schappel, B. Collins, N Brown, B.D. Wirth, Y. Katoh and K. Terrani, Deformation Behavior of SiC-SiC Channel Box in Boiling Water Reactor Environment, Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES), Baltimore, Maryland, October 06 – 10, 2019.

G. Singh, D. Schappel, J. Gorton, N Brown, Y. Katoh, B.D. Wirth and K. Terrani, Deformation Analysis of SiC-SiC Channel Box for BWR Applications, 43rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 01, 2019.

G. Singh, C. Ang, Y. Katoh, L. Snead and B. Wirth, Multiphysics modeling of SPS based manufacturing of SiC-matrix FCM pellet, 43rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 01, 2019.

G. Singh, R. Sweet, N Brown, B.D. Wirth, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Thermo-Mechanical Parametric Evaluation of SiC/SiC Cladding with Fuel Creep, 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2018.

G. Singh, S. Gonczy, E. Lara-Curzio and Y. Katoh, Interlaboratory Round Robin Study of Axial Tensile Properties of SiC-SiC CMC Tubular Test Specimens, ASTM Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21, 2018.

T. Koyanagi*, Y. Katoh, G. Singh, C. Petrie, C. Deck and K. Terrani, Post Irradiation Examination of SiC Tube Neutron Irradiated under a Radial High Heat Flux, 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2018 (*presenter).

G. Singh, T. Koyanagi, C. Petrie, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Evaluation of Elastic Properties of SiC/SiC Tubular Specimens using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy, 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2018.

N.R. Brown*, J. Gorton, G. Singh, K. Terrani, Y. Katoh and B. Wirth, Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronic Analysis of a SiC/SiC Channel Box, 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2018 (*presenter).

T. Koyanagi*, Y. Katoh, G. Singh, C. Petrie and K. Terrani, Post Irradiation Examination of SiC Tube Subjected to Simultaneous Irradiation and Radial High Heat Flux, American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, June 11-15, 2017 (*presenter).

G. Singh, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of SiC Based Materials Through Non-Destructive Technique, 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2017.

G. Singh, B. Wirth, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of SiC/SiC Composite Cladding: Effect of Non-Uniform Axial and Circumferential Power Profile, 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2017.

G. Singh, S. Gonczy, E. Lara-Curzio and Y. Katoh, Interlaboratory Round Robin Testing of SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite Tubes, ASTM Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 22, 2017.

N. Cinbiz*, N. Brown, K. Terrani, R. Lowden and G. Singh, Modified-Burst Test Development for Accident Tolerant Cladding of SiC-SiC Composites, 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2017 (*presenter).

G. Singh, Alex Fok* and Sue Mantell, Failure Predictions For Graphite Reflector Bricks In The Very High Temperature Reactor With The Prismatic Core Design, Carbon Conference, State College, Pennsylvania, July 10-16, 2016 (*presenter).

G. Singh, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of SiC/SiC Composite Cladding for LWR Applications, 145th TMS (TMS 2016) Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, February 14-18, 2016.

G. Singh, K. Terrani and Y. Katoh, Performance Evaluation of SiC/SiC Cladding for LWR Applications, 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 24-29, 2016.

G. Singh, Y. Katoh, E. Lara-Curzio, S. Gonczy and K. Terrani, Mechanical Properties of SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite Tubes for Accident-Tolerant Fuel Systems, Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy 2016, Clearwater, Florida, April 17-21, 2016.

G. Singh, S. C. Mantell and J. H. Davidson, Durability of polymers for solar thermal applications, The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference (E3), St. Paul, Minnesota, December 1-2, 2010.


Awards:

Exceptional Contributions Program Award, Idaho National Laboratory, November 2020

Research Interests:

​Multiphysics modeling & simulation for design, analysis and process optimization, Nuclear materials, Advanced non-destructive characterization​

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