Peter Riccardella


Senior Associate

Fracture Mechanics

Pipeline Industry Expertise

Dr. Peter Riccardella received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1973 and is an expert in the area of structural integrity of nuclear power plant components. He cofounded Structural Integrity Associates in 1983, and has contributed to the diagnosis and correction of several critical industry problems in his career. More recently, Dr. Riccardella has worked on the adoption of advanced fracture mechanics techniques, including probabilistic fracture mechanics in oil and gas pipelines.

In 2003, Dr. Riccardella was elected a Fellow of ASME International. In 2013, Dr. Riccardella was appointed to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, and continues to serve on that committee.

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