Robert J. Witt

Associate Professor

531 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-2760
Fax: (608) 262-6707
witt@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Engineering Physics


Profile Summary

Additional Experience

  • MIT Plasma Fusion Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory

Summary

Professor Witt's major interests are in computational methods for fluid and solid mechanics. Many special problems in nuclear engineering require developing new analysis methods to give insight into system behavior. Witt has worked on structural mechanics problems in support of toroidal and poloidal field coil development for a variety of fusion experiments. On the fission side, he has developed models for pressure vessel behavior under severe reactor accidents conditions and also worked on fluid/solid mechanics models in support of next generation (Gen-IV) reactors.

Education

  • PhD 1987, Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • computational methods in fluid and solid mechanics

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Nine Polygon Outstanding Departmental Teaching Awards in 25+ years of teaching
  • James G. Woodburn Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering (2012)

Courses

Summer 2014

  • EMA 471 - Intermediate Problem Solving for Engineers
  • EP 471 - Intermediate Problem Solving for Engineers
  • EMA 599 - Independent Study
  • EMA 201 - Statics
  • EMA 202 - Dynamics
  • Profile Summary

    Additional Experience

    • MIT Plasma Fusion Center
    • Idaho National Laboratory

    Summary

    Professor Witt\'s major interests are in computational methods for fluid and solid mechanics. Many special problems in nuclear engineering require developing new analysis methods to give insight into system behavior. Witt has worked on structural mechanics problems in support of toroidal and poloidal field coil development for a variety of fusion experiments. On the fission side, he has developed models for pressure vessel behavior under severe reactor accidents conditions and also worked on fluid/solid mechanics models in support of next generation (Gen-IV) reactors.

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