PETER TURULA, Ph.D
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This page was up to date at ~ year 2000.
Dr. Turula has 36 years of national laboratory, industry,
and university experience in:
As of Jan. 2007 I am not in looking for new work.
The only new project I could be interesed in at this time
is one dealing with licensing of radioactive materials packaging.
Since 1985 his primary activity has been the evaluation of
radioactive material transportation packagings to assess their
safety and compliance with applicable national and international
regulations, in a technical advisory function to the US Department
of Energy (DOE). He has also been instrumental in the development
of the ASME packaging rules and the relevant ANSI N14
transportation standards. His special expertise is in structural
systems and stress analysis, and the dynamic response of packaging
structures. He is regarded for his rational approach to complex
structural response assessment problems and has gained the respect
of both the DOE and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
staff working in the radioactive material packaging field.
engineering evaluation of nuclear power plant facility
structures, reactor components, and radioactive material
formulation and execution of collaborative projects with
engineers of the Former Soviet Union dealing with
radioactive materials issues, including transportation;
management of the development and design of prototype
sodium based nuclear steam supply system pumps and
steam generators; and,
development and application of computer codes for
structural analysis and design.
Research and Development Project Management
Structural Analysis, Design and Evaluation
Development and Implementation of Computer Codes
Developed trade association
design guides for reinforced concrete structures.
Analyzed in-reactor components for
Predicted the behavior of structures subjected to explosive loading.
Performed the economic assessment and a structural review
of the conceptual design for an advanced fast reactor
metallic fuel reprocessing facility.
radioactive materials shipping packages for
overall compliance with regulations and performed
structural analyses as part of the DOE package
Assisted industry clients with the structural design of radioactive material packages,
in particular with certification issues and with ASME Code compliance problems.
Conceived and developed a course on using
the ASME Code
in radioactive material package design, and presented it to
engineers from 19 organizations across the US.
This course was produced for Argonne National Laboratory.
See my copy of the
course reference page.
Presented lectures on Fissile Material Packaging, and
USA Procedures and
for the IAEA.
Reviewed safety analysis reports submitted to the NRC
for power plant life extension.
Provided technical support for drafting
the NRC Standard Review Plan for License Renewal.
Researched non-linear shell buckling and
structural frame behavior.
Taught structural analysis, buckling, and
computer applications courses.
- Produced user-friendly codes for design of concrete
structures using early computers.
- Wrote engineering design computer codes for nuclear plant
equipment supports and for containment building walls
subjected to dynamic loads.
- Conceived and managed large finite element and finite
difference code development.
- Produced machine language through high level language
codes for batch and interactive environments for various
- Developed miscellaneous HTML web pages,
including all the local pages referenced on this page.
- 1998 - present - Private Consultant
- 1973 - 1998 - Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
- 1970 - 1973 - Portland Cement Assoc., Skokie, IL
- 1967 - 1970 - Pioneer Service and Engineering (Fluor Corp.), Chicago, IL
Other professional training on advances in structural analysis, ASME code
rules, shipping container certification, project management, quality systems,
- Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, (Structural),
Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
- MBA - Graduate School of Business,
University of Chicago, 1977
- M.S. - Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1966
- B.S. - Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1963
Author of about 60 publications on structural analysis and design,
radioactive materials packaging, and related computer applications.
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abstract, or a recent