Kirtland McKenna


kirt.mckenna@gmail.com
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EDUCATION:

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2012

RESEARCH:

  • Energy Systems Optimization
  • Risk and Reliability Analysis in Complex Systems

PUBLICATIONS:

  • McKenna, K., Newman, A. PhD., & King, J. PhD. (2017) Optimal dispatch control of emergency core cooling systems in pressurized water reactors. Paper to be submitted to the Journal of Applied Energy
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  • McKenna, K., Pan, R., & Koederitz, W. L.  (2015) The Application of Real-Time Stochastic Analysis for Autonomous Drilling Optimization. European Oil and Gas Magazine
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  • Efteland, F., Coit, A. R., & McKenna, K. (2014) Surface Control Software Dramatically Mitigates Downhole Torsional Vibration in the Eagle Ford Shale Play as Validated by High-Speed Downhole Dynamics Data. 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, The Netherlan

CONFERENCES:

  • McKenna, K. & Van Bossuyt, D. PhD. (2016) Introducing Uncoupled Flow in Function Model Risk Assessment Techniques to Analyze Emergent System Behavior and Improve Safety and Reliability in Complex System Design. Poster presented at the 2016 AIAA-RM Annual Technical Symposium
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  • McKenna, K. & Van Bossuyt, D. PhD. (2016) Advancing Design Engineering Functional Flow Modeling to Account for Emergent System Behavior on the Geometry Constrained Component Level. Poster presented at the 2016 CSM Graduate Research And Discovery Symposium
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  • McKenna, K., Pan, R., & Koederitz, W. L. (2014) The Application of Real-Time Stochastic Analysis for Autonomous Drilling Optimization. 2014 Celle Drilling International Conference and Exhibition for Advanced Drilling Technology. Celle,Germany
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  • McKenna, K., Solbu, E., & Koederitz, W. L. (2013) A Flexible Software Design for Autonomous Drilling Optimization Supervisory Control. Paper presented at 2013 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference and Exhibition. Stavanger, Norway
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  • McKenna, K., Bosela, A. & Eustes, A. PhD. (2012) Micro Drilling Rigs: The Value of Hands-On Experience as Part of Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Education. Poster presented at the 2012 AADE Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition. Houston, Texas

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