Geosciences & Engineering

image of nuclear power reactor hybrid turbulence simulation

The Geosciences & Engineering Division developed techniques to produce three-dimensional simulations for high-speed flow over a circular cylinder to validate multiscale hybrid turbulence models of fluid flow and heat transfer simulations in nuclear power reactor components.

Utilizing innovative solutions to complex problems in the earth, material and planetary sciences

The Geosciences and Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is a center of excellence in earth sciences and engineering. Internationally recognized for innovative solutions to complex problems in the earth, material, and planetary sciences and allied engineering disciplines, the Geosciences and Engineering Division creates multidisciplinary teams to solve client problems within a framework of risk assessment, system studies, and regulatory analyses. The Division's extensive experience base and understanding of engineering and science fundamentals also assists clients by identifying emerging technical issues.

The Geosciences and Engineering Division conducts its vigorous research and development program through two departments, the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA®) and the Department of Earth, Material and Planetary Sciences. In addition, our Rockville Office directly supports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and facilitates business development.

Internal research and development projects enable the Geosciences and Engineering Division to serve its clients better through continuous technological innovation.

Wesley C. Patrick, Ph.D., Vice President

Ronald T. Green, Ph.D., Institute Scientist
Sitakanta Mohanty, Ph.D., Institute Engineer

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.