Civil Engineering

Douglas Stamps

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Professor of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Koch Center Room 275
812-488-2186
ds38@evansville.edu

Professor Stamps is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Evansville. He was recognized for his efforts as a teacher by winning the "Outstanding Teacher Award" for 2004 from the Illinois/Indiana Section of the ASEE. Before coming to UE, Stamps was senior staff member at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and became a consultant for the Department of Energy and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission after his UE faculty appointment. Stamps has been a faculty member at UE since 1995.

Education:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Evansville

Specialty Areas:

  • Heat transfer
  • Combustion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Technical Journal Papers:

Stamps, D. W., Cooper III, E., Egbert, R., Heerdink, S., and Stringer, V., “Pressure Rise Generated by the Expansion of a Local Gas Volume in a Closed Volume,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Vol. 465, pp 3627-3646, 2009.

Stamps, D. W., “A Thermal-Hydraulic Model for Catalytic Recombiners,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol 157, pp 331-343, 2007.

Stamps, D. W., Slezak, S. E., and Tieszen, S. R., “Observations of the Cellular Structure of Fuel-Air Detonations,”Combustion and Flame, Vol. 144, pp. 289-298, January 2006.

Stamps, D. W., “Observations of Confined Spray-Driven Air Vortices,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol 65, pp 1-7, October 2002.

Stamps, D. W., “Analyses of the Thermal Hydraulics in the NUPEC 1/4-Scale Model Containment Experiments,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol 128, pp. 1-27, March 1998.

Tieszen, S. R., Stamps, D. W., and O’Hern, T. J., “A Heuristic Model of Turbulent Mixing Applied to Blowout of Turbulent Jet Diffusion Flames”, Combustion and Flame, Vol 106, No 4, pp. 442-466, September 1996.

Boyack, K. W., Tieszen, S. R., and Stamps, D. W., “Internal Pressure Loads due to Gaseous Detonations”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 443, pp. 343-366, 1993.

Stamps, D. W. and Clark, J. A., “Thermal Destratification in a Cylindrical Packed Bed”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 727-737, 1992.

Tieszen, S. R., Stamps, D. W., Westbrook, C. K., and Pitz, W. J., “Gaseous Hydrocarbon-Air Detonations”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 84, pp. 376-390, 1991.

Stamps, D. W. and Tieszen, S. R., “The Influence of Initial Pressure and Temperature on Hydrogen-Air-Diluent Detonations”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 83, pp. 353-364, 1991.

Stamps, D. W. and Berman, M., “High-Temperature Hydrogen Combustion in Reactor Safety Applications”, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol. 109, pp. 39-48, 1991.

Stamps, D. W., Arpaci, V. S., and Clark, J. A., “Unsteady Three-Dimensional Natural Convection in a Fluid-Saturated Porous Medium”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol 213, pp. 377-396, 1990.

Stamps, D. W. and Clark, J. A., “Unsteady Thermocline Degradation in a Fluid-Saturated Porous Medium”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol 29, pp. 1063-1070, 1986.

Stamps, D. W., Barr, D., and Valenzuela, J., “A Model of the Heat Transfer in a Liquid-Liquid Spray Column”, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol 108, pp. 488-490, 1986.

Proceedings

Murata, K. K. and Stamps, D. W., “Development and Assessment of the CONTAIN Hybrid Flow Solver,” Proceedings of the 1997 ANS Winter Meeting, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Thermal Hydraulics of Severe Accidents-I, pp. 421-422, Albuquerque, NM, November 16-20, 1997.

Stamps, D. W., “CONTAIN Analyses of the Thermal Hydraulics in a Large Compartmentalized Containment”, Proceedings of the 1994 Winter ANS Meeting, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Thermal Hydraulics of Severe Accidents-II, pp. 579-580, 1994.

Stamps, D. W., Worthington, P. R., and Wong, C. C., “Uncertainties in Hydrogen Combustion for Nuclear Reactor Safety”, Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Containment of Nuclear Reactors (in conjunction with the SMiRt 10 conference), Los Angeles, CA, SAND89-1854, 1989.

Stamps, D. W., “Uncertainties in Hydrogen Combustion”, proceedings of the 15th Light Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Rockville, MD, SAND87-2277, 1987.

Reports:

Malliakos, A. C. and Stamps, D. W., “Hydrogen Research Sponsored by the NRC during the 1990s and its Implications to PRA Level II Analyses,” NUREG report, in preparation.

Stamps, D. W., Madni, I., and Esmaili, H., “Peer Review of the MELCOR Passive Catalytic Recombiner Model,” Energy Research, Inc. Report, ERI/NRC 98-205 (1998).

Stamps, D. W. and Murata, K. K., “CONTAIN Assessment of the NUPEC Mixing Experiments”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND94-2880 Supplement (1998).

Blanchat, T. K. and Stamps, D. W., “Deliberate Ignition of Hydrogen-Air-Steam Mixtures in Condensing Steam Environments”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND94-1676 (1997).

Tills, J., Griffith, R. O., Murata, K. K., and Stamps, D. W., “User Guidance on the CONTAIN Code for Advanced Light Water Reactors”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND96-0947 (1996).

Murata, K. K. and Stamps, D. W., “Development and Assessment of the CONTAIN Hybrid Flow Solver,” Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND96-2792 (1996).

Stamps, D. W., “CONTAIN Assessment of the NUPEC Mixing Experiments”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND94-2880 (1995).

Blanchat, T. K. and Stamps, D. W., “Deliberate Ignition of Hydrogen-Air-Steam Mixtures Under Conditions of Rapidly Condensing Steam”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND94-3101, (1995).

Ginsberg, T., Yang, J., Pratt, W. T., Shepherd, J. E., and Stamps, D. W., “A Review of the Combustion Engineering System 80+ Hydrogen-Mitigating Igniter System”, Brookhaven National Laboratory report, (1994).

Brockmann, J. E., Stamps, D. W., et al, “Conceptual Reactor Cavity Design for Accident Mitigation”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND88-1192 (1992).

Boyack, K. W., Tieszen, S. R., and Stamps, D. W., “Loads from the Detonation of Hydrogen-Air-Steam Mixtures”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND92-0541 (1992).

Stamps, D. W., Benedick, W. B., and Tieszen, S. R., “Hydrogen-Air-Diluent Detonation Study for Nuclear Reactor Safety Analyses”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND89-2398 (1991).

Pilch, M., Stamps, D. W., et al, “Ex-Vessel Severe Accident Review for the Heavy Water New Production Reactor”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND90-0234 (1990).

Tieszen, S. R., Stamps, D. W., Westbrook, C. K., and Pitz, W. J., “Fuel-Air Gaseous Detonability Studies”, Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND88-2619 (1988).