Rodolfo Vaghetto

Research Assistant Professor

Rodolfo Vaghetto

Office: AI Engineering Building 206A/ USB 127
Phone: 979.845.5791
Email: r.vaghetto@tamu.edu

Thermal-Hydraulic Research Laboratory
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Experimental and computational aspects  involving High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors.
  • Computational thermal-hydraulics applied to existing Light Water Reactors (LWR) and Generation IV reactors

Education

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering – Texas A&M University (2013)
  • M.S in Nuclear Engineering - Texas A&M University (2011)
  • University of Palermo, Italy (2000)

Selected Publications

1. S. Lee, S. S. Abdulsattar, R. Vaghetto, Y. A. Hassan, "Permeability and compression of fibrous porous media generated from dilute suspensions of fiberglass debris during a loss of coolant accident," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 291, pp. 244-260, 2015.

2. B. Beeny, R. Vaghetto, K. Vierow, Y. A. Hassan, "A Sensitivity Study Supporting Comparative Analysis of MELCOR and GOTHIC Large Dry Pressurized Water Reactor Containment Models," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13356.

3. R. Vaghetto, S. Lee, E. Kee, Y. A. Hassan, "Experimental Observations of Boric Acid Precipitation Scenarios," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13055.

4. B. Beeny, R. Vaghetto, K. Vierow, Y. A. Hassan, "MELCOR and GOTHIC Analyses of a Large Dry Pressurized Water Reactor Containment to Support Resolution of GSI-191," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13354.

5. S. Lee, R. Vaghetto, J. Lim, M. Kappes, Y. A. Hassan, "The Effect of Electric Potential on Fibrous Debris Bypass through a Containment Sump Strainer," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13760