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Michael W. Salmon

Michael W. Salmon is the team leader for the Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Team, part of the Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis Group in the Decision Applications Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Before joining LANL, Mr. Salmon served as a Principal Engineer at EQE Incorporated in Costa Mesa, California, for 7 years. Before that, he was employed as a staff engineer at ABB/Impell Incorporated and SMA/NTS in Southern California, where he participated in numerous probabilistic risk assessments of commercial nuclear power plants for external events.

Mr. Salmon has extensive experience in seismic risk assessment, dynamic analysis of structures and components, and structural and component fragility analysis. He currently is serving as the Chair of ASCE's Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Structures technical committee. He holds a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from Purdue University, an MS in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Long Beach State University.

Mr. Salmon has been involved in current research that attempts to quantify the aerosol permeability of damaged concrete for application to seismic risk analysis of nuclear structures. Recent papers and presentations coauthored by Mr. Salmon include "Gas Leakage Rate through Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls: Numerical Study," and "Gas Leakage Rate through Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls: Experimental Study." These papers were presented at the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 2004.

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