Address: UCLA Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept.
43-133 Engineering IV
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597
USA
Phone: (310) 794-5366
E-mail: sergey@fusion.ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae—Sergey SMOLENTSEV, Ph.D.

Principal Development Engineer

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

RESEARCH INTERESTS

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003-present Principal Development Engineer. Fusion Science and Technology Center at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, USA
2000-2003 Senior Development Engineer. Fusion Science and Technology Center at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, USA
1998-2000 Assistant Development Engineer. Fusion Science and Technology Center at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, USA
1995-1998 Associate Professor. Faculty of Physics and Mechanics, St.Petersburg State Technical University (Leningrad Polytechnic Institute), Russia
1990-1995 Assistant Professor. Faculty of Physics and Mechanics, St.Petersburg State Technical University, Russia

EDUCATION

1995 Postdoctoral Study. Center for MHD Studies and Turbulence, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
1990 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Leningrad, USSR

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

ITER (International Thermonuclear Reactor).Leader of a Thermofluid MHD group (US team). Thermo-hydraulics calculations, modeling and design work for different blanket concepts, including molten salt and liquid metal blankets (2003-present)

APEX (Advance Power Extraction). Leader of the Modeling Group. Head of the Turbulence Group. Experimental and numerical studies of free surface flows of low- (molten salts) and high- (liquid metals) electrical conductivity fluids in a magnetic field as applied to the innovative designs for a fusion power-reactor (1998-2003)

HyPerComp PHASE-I/II SBIR. Consultant. Implementation of MHD models into massively parallel MHD codes for modeling free surface/closed channel flows (2000-present)

JUPITER I,II. Project developer. US-JAPAN collaboration in the thermofluid area as applied to fusion applications (2001-present)

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Graduate student supervision at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA (1998-present)

Selected lectures on Magnetohydrodynamics and Heat Transfer as a part of the coursework concerning Fusion Reactors at UCLA (1998-present)

Lectures and practical classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the St.Petersburg State Technical University on:

- "Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer" (1990-1998)

- "Theory of Heat and Mass Transfer" (1993-1998)

- "Computational Methods for Engineers" (1990-1998)

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

About 50 peer-reviewed articles. Recent selected publications:

S. Cuevas, S. Smolentsev, M. Abdou, On the Flow past a Magnetic Obstacle, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, in press, (2006).

S. Smolentsev, R. Miraghaie, Study of a Free Surface in Open-Channel Water Flows in the Regime from “Weak” to “Strong” Turbulence, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 31, 921-939 (2005).

S. Smolentsev, M. Abdou, Open-Surface MHD Flow over a Curved Wall in the 3-D Thin-Shear-Layer Approximation, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 29, 215-234 (2005).

S. Smolentsev, N. Morley, M. Abdou, Code Development for Analysis of MHD Pressure Drop Reduction in a Liquid Metal Blanket Using Insulation Technique Based on a Fully Developed Flow Model, Fusion Engineering and Design, 73, 83-93 (2005).

N.B. Morley, S. Smolentsev, R. Munipalli, M.-J. Ni, D. Gao, M. Abdou, Progress on the Modeling of Liquid Metal, Free Surface, MHD Flows for Fusion Liquid Walls, Fusion Engineering and Design, 72, 3-34 (2004).

S. Smolentsev, N. Morley, B. Freeze, R. Miraghaie, J.-C. Nave, S. Banerjee, A. Ying , M. Abdou, Thermofluid Modeling and Experiments for Free Surface Flows of Low-Conductivity Fluid in Fusion Systems, Fusion Engineering and Design, 72, 63-81 (2004).

S. Smolentsev, M. Abdou, N. Morley, A.Ying, T. Kunugi, Application of the K-epsilon Model to Open Channel Flows in a Magnetic Field, International Journal of Engineering Science, 40, 693-711 (2002).

B. Freeze, S. Smolentsev, N. Morley, M. Abdou, Characterization of the Effect of Froude Number on Surface Waves and Heat Transfer in Inclined Turbulent Open Channel Water Flows, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 46, 3765-3775 (2002).

S. Satake, T. Kunugi, S. Smolentsev, DNS of Turbulent Pipe Flow in a Transverse Magnetic Field, Journal of Turbulence (http://jot.iop.org), Vol.3, 020 (2002).

S. Smolentsev, M. Abdou, T. Kunugi, N. Morley, S. Satake, A. Ying, Modeling of Liquid Walls in APEX Study, International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 13, 373-379 (2001/2002).

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