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Mechanical Engineering

CDR Stuart R. Blair, PhD

Permanent Military Professor
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6521
sblair@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    Naval Postgraduate School, 2012
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Fluid-Structure Interaction"
    
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
    Nuclear Engineer’s Degree
    Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering
    Thesis: “Thermal Hydraulic Performance Analysis of a Small Integral
      Pressurized Water Reactor Core”
    
    United States Naval Academy, 1994
    Bachelors of Science, Naval Architecture

RESEARCH AREAS
Computational Fluid Dynamics
High Performance Computing
Structural Dynamics
Thermal-Hydraulics
Neutron Transport
Nuclear Reactor Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Permanent Military Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Oct 2012 - Present)

Engineering Duty Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 2001 – Sep 2009)

  • COMSUBFOR N430 Budget and Schedule Officer (Jul 2006 – Sep 2009)
  • EDO Qualification tour – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (Sep 2003 – Jun 2006)

Nuclear Trained Submarine Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 1994 - Apr 2001)

  • Division Officer Tours: USS GRAYLING (SSN 646) and USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • S. Blair, Y. Kwon, “Modelling of Fluid-Structure Interaction Using Lattice Boltzmann and Finite Element Methods,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Accepted, In Production
CDR Stuart R. Blair, PhD
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