Karen A. Flack
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
Fax (410) 293-3041
Stanford University, (Jul 89 - Jul 93)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation "Near‑Wall Investigation of Three‑Dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layers"
University of California, Berkeley, (Aug 08 – Jun 89)
Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Rice University, (Aug 82 - May 86)
Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Turbulent Boundary Layers
Evaporative Heat Transfer
Gas Turbine Cooling
Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 04 – present)
Associate Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 98 – Aug 04)
Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 93 – Aug 98)
Wind Tunnel Test Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, (Jan 88- Aug 88)
Mission Controller, NASA Johnson Space Center, (Jun 86 – Jan 88)
Schultz, M.P., Flack, K.A., "Turbulent boundary layers on a systematically varied rough wall," Physics of Fluids , Vol. 21, 015104, 2009.
Flack, K.A., Schultz, M.P., Connelly, J.S., “Examination of a Critical Roughness Height for Boundary Layer Similarity,” Physics of Fluids , Vol. 19, 095104, 2007.
Schultz, M.P., Flack, K.A., "The Rough-Wall Turbulent Boundary Layer from the Hydraulically Smooth to the Fully Rough Regime," Journal of Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 580, pp. 381-405, 2007.
Coulthard, S.M, Volino, R.J., Flack, K.A., “Effect of Jet Pulsing on Film Cooling, Part 1, Effectiveness and Flowfield Temperature Results,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery , Vol. 129 (2), pp. 232-246, 2007.
Volino, R.J., Schultz, M.P. and Flack K. A., “Turbulence Structure in Rough- and Smooth-Wall Boundary Layers,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 592, pp. 263-293, 2007.
2009 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2004 ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering Best Research Paper, Robert T. Knapp Award 2001 Pi Tau Sigma Teaching Excellence Award