Justin Coleman

Member, IASMiRT Advisory Board
Idaho National Lab, USA

Justin Coleman is a licensed professional engineer and a seismic engineering group lead at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) with a master’s degree in engineering structures and mechanics. In this role he has established a capability to develop advanced methods and tools for performing nonlinear soil-structure interaction analysis and quantifying nuclear power plant risk during multi-hazard external hazards. Mr. Coleman’s background is in vibrational analysis of structures (including seismic) and used fuel cask and canister impact analysis with over 13 years of experience. He has performed linear and nonlinear analysis including: vibration of used nuclear fuel, seismic analysis of used nuclear fuel storage racks, and seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI) analysis of nuclear facilities and nuclear power plants. Mr. Coleman serves on the ASCE 4, “Seismic Analysis of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures and Commentary” where he is the lead of Chapter 3, “Modeling of Structures,” and led the effort to author Appendix B, “Nonlinear Time Domain Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis,” in the forthcoming ASCE 4. He also serves on ASCE 43, “Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities,” where he is the lead of Chapter 3, “Evaluation of Seismic Demand.” Mr. Coleman has authored numerous reports on impact analysis of used fuel casks and nuclear fuel, and seismic analysis.

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