Karen A. Flack
Mechanical Engineering Department
Fax (410) 293-3041
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation "Near‑Wall Investigation of Three‑Dimensional
Turbulent Boundary Layers"
Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Turbulent Boundary Layers
Evaporative Heat Transfer
Gas Turbine Cooling
Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 04 – present))
Wind Tunnel Test Engineer,
Recent Journal Publications:
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.
Connelly, J.S., Schultz, M.P., Flack, K.A., “Velocity Defect Scaling for Turbulent Boundary Layers with a Range of Relative Roughness, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 40, pp. 188-195, 2006.
Flack, K.A., Schultz, M.P., and Shapiro. T.A., “Experimental Support for Townsend’s Reynolds Number Similarity Hypothesis on Rough Walls, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 17, 2005.
2001 Pi Tau Sigma Teaching Excellence Award