Flow capacity and response of safety relief valves to saturated water flow

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  • D. W. Sallet,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
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    • D. W. Sallet received his engineering education in the U.S. and in Germany, finishing with a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1966. He is a Registered Professional Engineer. Dr. Sallet joined the University of Maryland in 1967 where he is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Sallet's research and consulting activities lie in the general areas of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer; specific areas include valve fluid dynamics, safety systems for chemical and power reactors, the transport of liquefied gases and multiphase fluid flow problems. He has published extensively and consults and gives expert testimony frequently in his fields of research.

  • G. W. Somers

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
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    • G. W. Somers is a Registered Professional Engineer and is employed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Annapolis, Md. He received his engineering education at I.I.T. (B.S., 1960), at Wisconsin (M.S., 1962), and at the University of Maryland (Ph.D., 1985). At Maryland he held the Minta Martin Fellowship and worked on safety valve fluid dynamics. Prior to coming to Maryland Dr. Somers taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, at Anne Arrundel Community College and was employed as an engineer in the Oceanics Division of Westinghouse. Here his main areas of interest were in hydraulics and fluid mechanics.


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