Brantley Mills

/Brantley Mills
Brantley Mills

Brantley Mills

R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering



Email: bramill@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 845-0862

Biography

In February 2015, Brantley joined Sandia National Laboratories as a senior member of the technical staff in the Thermal Sciences & Engineering department. He has worked in a broad range of heat transfer and fluids subject areas including thermal systems analysis, thermal-fluid cryogenics, reduced-order modeling, concentrated solar power, and nuclear energy. While having an experimental background, his most recent work has focused on developing high-fidelity, multi-physics models for high performance computing with a focus on verification and validation.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, May 2009
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2014

Research Interests

Heat Transfer
Thermal-fluid cryogenics
Reduced-order modeling
Concentrated Solar Power
Nuclear Energy

Publications

  • Mills, B., C. K. Ho, “Numerical Evaluation of Novel Particle Release Patterns in High-Temperature Falling Particle Receivers.” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition, 2017.
  • Mills, B. H., J. R. Saylor, F. Y. Testik, “An experimental study of Mesler entrainment on a surfactant-covered interface: the effect of drop shape and Weber number,” AIChE Journal 58, no. 46 (2012).
  • Mills, B. H., J. D. Rader, D. L. Sadowski, M. Yoda, and S. I. Abdel-Khalik, “Dynamically similar studies of the thermal performance of helium-cooled finger-type divertors with and without fins,” Fusion Science and Technology 62, no. 3 (2012): 379.