Matthew David Carlson

/Matthew David Carlson
Matthew David Carlson

Matthew David Carlson

R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering



Email: mcarlso@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 284-9141

Biography

Matthew Carlson is currently a senior member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Matt was named a Critical Skills Masters Fellow at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where he earned both his masters and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering with honors in research, and a certificate in international engineering. Matt has research interests including thermodynamic cycle analysis, thermal-hydraulic and mechanical design and evaluation of heat exchange equipment, power production for space applications, and technoeconomic analysis. This research has received support from customers in the renewable energy, fossil energy, and nuclear energy fields. As part of the National Solar Thermal Test Facility and the supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton Advanced Power Conversion teams at Sandia, Matt is currently leading multiple projects to advance heat exchanger and power production technology with cross-cutting support from the three Department of Energy offices.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2010
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2012
Certificate in International Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2010

Research Interests

Thermodynamic cycle analysis
Thermal-hydraulic and mechanical design
Evaluation of heat exchange equipment
Power production for space applications
Technoeconomic analysis

Key Publications

  • Carlson, M. D., B. D. Middleton, and C. K. Ho, “Techno-Economic Comparison of Solar-Driven CO2 Brayton Cycles Using Component Cost Models Baselined with Vendor Data and Estimates.” ASME 2017 Power and Energy Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2017, PowerEnergy2017–3590.
  • Lance, B. W.,  and M. D. Carlson, “Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Flow Distribution Measurements.” ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2017, GT2017–64560.
  • S. Sathish, P. Kumar, A. N. Namburi, P. C. Gopi, M. D. Carlson, and C. K. Ho, “Optimization of Operating Parameters of a Recompression SCO2 Cycle for Maximum Efficiency.” ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2017, GT2017–64625.
  • Carlson, M. D. and C. K. Ho, “A Particle/ScO2 Heat Exchanger Testbed and Reference Cycle Cost Analysis.” ASME 2016 Power and Energy Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2016, PowerEnergy, 2016–59607.
  • Ho, C. K., M. Carlson, P. Garg, and P. Kumar, “Technoeconomic Analysis of Alternative Solarized s-CO2 Brayton Cycle Configurations,” J. Sol. Energy Eng. (June 2016).
  • Middleton, B. D., S. B. Rodriguez, and M. D. Carlson, Design Construction and Operation of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Loop for Investigation of Dry Cooling and Natural Circulation Potential for Use in Advanced Small Modular Reactors Utilizing sCO2 Power Conversion Cycles. (SAND2015–10092, 1226786, Nov. 2015).
  • Ho, C. K., M. D. Carlson, P. Garg, and P. Kumar, “Cost and Performance Tradeoffs of Alternative Solar-Driven S-Co2 Brayton Cycle Configurations.” ASME 2015 Power and Energy Conversion Conference, San Diego, California, 2015, 1–10.
  • Carlson, M. D., A. K. Kruizenga, C. Schalansky, and D. F. Fleming, “Sandia Progress on Advanced Heat Exchangers for SCO2 Brayton Cycles.” The 4th International Symposium-Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2014, 1–10.
  • Carlson, M., T. Conboy, D. Fleming, and J. Pasch, “Scaling Considerations for SCO2 Cycle Heat Exchangers.” ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014, 1–5.
  • Conboy, T. M, M. D. Carlson, and G. E. Rochau,“Dry-CooledSupercriticalCO2Powerfor Advanced Nuclear Reactors.” ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014, 1–12.
  • Conboy, T. M., M. D. Carlson, and G. E. Rochau,“Dry-CooledSupercriticalCO2Powerfor Advanced Nuclear Reactors,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, vol. 137, no. 1 (2014).
  • Fleming, D., A. Kruizenga, J. Pasch, T. Conboy, and M. Carlson, “Corrosion and Erosion Behavior in Supercritical Co2 Power Cycles.” ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014, 1–6.
  • Kruizenga, A., D. Fleming, M. Carlson, and M. Anstey, “Supercritical CO2 Heat Exchanger Fouling.” The 4th International Symposium-Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2014,   1–9.
  • Pasch, J., T. Conboy, D. Fleming, M. Carlson, and G. Rochau, “Steady State Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Recompression Closed Brayton Cycle Operating Point Comparison with Predictions.” ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014, 1–10.
  • Carlson, M. D., D. E. Ames, and T. M. Conboy, “Heat Source Controller Utilizing Reactivity Feedback Characteristics for Reactor Core Simulation.” Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2013, Albuquerque, NM, 2013, 1–8.
  • Fleming, D., J. Pasch, T. Conboy, and M. Carlson, “Testing Platform and Commercialization Plan For Heat Exchanging Systems For SCO2 Power Cycles.” ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2013, p. 4.
  • Carlson, M., Alan Kruizenga, Mark Anderson, and Michael Corradini,“Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Flowing in Several Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Channel Patterns.” ICAPP ’12, Chicago, USA, 2012, 2328–2336.
  • Carlson, M., “Measurement and Analysis of the Thermal and Hydraulic Performance of Several Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Channel Geometries,” Master of Science, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI, 2012.
  • Wright, S. A., T. M. Conboy, and G. E. Rochau, High-Temperature Split-Flow Recompression Brayton Cycle Initial Test Results, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, SAND 2012- 6426, Apr. 2012). (Uncredited)
  • Conboy, T. M., R. F. Radel, M. D. Carlson, and S. A. Wright, “Operation of a Closed Brayton Cycle Using Simulated Reactivity Feedback.” Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2011, Albuquerque, NM, 2011, p. 3339.
  • Carlson, M., A. Kruizenga, M. Anderson, and M. Corradini, “Measurements of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Flowing in Zig-Zag Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Channels.” Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, 2011.
  • Carlson, M. D., T. A. Shedd, and G. E. Kashmerick,“Thermodynamic Analysis and Comparison of the K6 Cycle.” Small Engine Technology Conference, Sapporo, Japan, 2011, JSAE 20119600 / SAE 2011–32–9600.
  • Carlson, M., S. Wright, and R. Radel, “Improvements to Reactor, Power, and Control Simulation (RPCSIM) Model Components.” American Nuclear Society, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010.