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    Kevin Fuhr, P.E.

    Stress Analysis & Materials Aging

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    • Materials aging and environmental degradation
    • Finite element analysis
    • Probabilistic analysis of in-service materials performance
    • Mechanical design

    During his time at DEI, Mr. Fuhr has focused primarily on materials aging and degradation issues in the nuclear power industry, including probabilistic analysis of component aging. Since 2013, Mr. Fuhr has been involved in the EPRI effort to develop industry guidance for aging management of welded spent fuel canisters that are exposed to sources of chlorides. Mr. Fuhr has been the lead author of five EPRI technical updates and reports associated with this effort. He has also performed similar technical assessments related the aging management of reactor primary loop components at operating nuclear power plants.

    Mr. Fuhr has provided on-site consulting and technical services at several US and non-US nuclear power plants, including during deployment of DEI’s patented high efficiency ultrasonic fuel cleaning technology. He also led the development of novel regenerable filtration system which incorporates DEI’s patented AMFM filter technology. Mr. Fuhr also has expertise in finite element analysis, including the assessment of weld residual stress of reactor vessel head penetration nozzles and investigated the potential for under cladding degradation of steam generator channel heads at nuclear power plants using the failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) process.

    Mr. Fuhr holds a B.S. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Cornell University. Prior to joining DEI, Mr. Fuhr held positions with GE Energy where he redesigned a UV flame sensor for commercial gas turbines, and at Lockheed Martin where he worked as a mechanical designer on the Joint Air to Ground Missile program and on internal R&D initiatives. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


    • Cornell University

      M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering

    • Cornell University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering


    • Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell University
    • Three time winner of the AUVSI Foundation International RoboSub Competition (including as mechanical team lead)
    • Licensed professional engineer (VA)