Thermal Hydraulic (TH)
The thermal hydraulic
(TH) analysis resources of Applied Analysis Corp. are lead by two senior engineers,
Messrs. Juan M. Cajigas and Ronald E. Anderson.
Mr. Juan M. Cajigas holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical
Engineering, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering and has over
thirty-five years experience
in the nuclear industry. His technical background includes over thirty years
experience in the performance of thermal-hydraulic analysis and mechanical/nuclear design
tasks for BWRs and PWRs. Specifically, Mr. Cajigas has experience in the computer
simulation of primary containment and/or sub-compartments pressure and temperature (P/T)
response to postulated accidents/incidents such as LOCA, Main Steam Line Break (MSLB),
Feedwater Line Break (FWLB), other miscellaneous High Energy Line Breaks (HELB) outside
primary containment, Station Blackout (SBO), and many others. In the
containment/subcompartment P/T analysis area, Mr. Cajigas is experienced with the GOTHIC,
CONTEMPT, COMPARE, TSAP, and COTTAP programs. Mr. Cajigas has performed and/or
reviewed numerous subcompartment and containment P/T analyses for PWRs and
BWRs. Recently, Mr. Cajigas has been responsible for the development and/or
design review of GOTHIC program models for AREVA, TVA, Entergy, GE Nuclear,
Progress Energy, and Xcel Energy.
Mr. Cajigas has been directly responsible for the preparation of software quality
assurance (SQA) documents for over twelve nuclear safety related thermal-hydraulic codes
including the Entergy/RBS Software Quality Assurance Plan for the GOTHIC code.
Ronald E. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear
Engineering and has over thirty-five years experience in the design and analysis of nuclear
power plant systems and components. Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in the
thermal hydraulic analysis of nuclear primary containments and sub-compartments for BWRs
and PWRs. His code experience for compartment P/T analysis includes GOTHIC,
CONTEMPT, COMPARE, TSAP, and COTTAP. Mr. Anderson has performed and/or reviewed
numerous subcompartment and containment P/T analyses for PWRs and BWRs.
Recently, Mr. Anderson has been responsible for the development and/or design
review of GOTHIC models for AREVA, TVA, Entergy, GE Nuclear, Progress
Energy, and Xcel Energy. Mr.
Andersons expertise and experience with subcompartment/containment analysis, the
GOTHIC program, and safety related engineering calculations is instrumental in the
development, analysis, and validation of subcompartment/containment GOTHIC models that are
correct, realistic, and technically defendable.
This TH team offers our clients a unique combination of
experience and expertise in PWR/BWR containment and subcompartment P/T analysis,
GOTHIC code model preparation and analyses, preparation and design
review of plant specific safety related calculations, and nuclear software quality
assurance. The team is not only experienced in thermal hydraulics analysis and
nuclear systems design but is also knowledgeable in nuclear licensing and plant operation
issues relevant to these tasks.
1999-2011, Applied Analysis Corp.