Robert J. Witt

Associate Professor


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531 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-2760
Fax: (608) 262-6707

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Additional Experience

  • MIT Plasma Fusion Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory


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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