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Cody J. Brownell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6525

    The Johns Hopkins University, 2008
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Imaging of multi-species fluid mixing in turbulent flows"
    The Johns Hopkins University, 2005
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    Duke University, 2002
    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
High Energy Laser interactions with water drops
Laser heating of structural materials
Optical measurement techniques for fluid velocity and scalar concentration
Turbulent free shear flows - wakes jets, mixing layers
Biologically-inspired propulsion
Fluid mixing

Fluid Dynamics
Heat Transfer
Fluid Flow in Biology
High Energy Laser Physics and Applications

  • Tracey, T.E., and Brownell, C.J., "Evaporation and beam profile measurements on an irradiated water drop." forthcoming in Journal of Directed Energy, 2018.
  • Valley, S., and Brownell, C.J., "Effects of a high energy NIR laser on salt water drops." Proceedings of the 20th Directed Energy Science & Technology Symposium, Oxnard, CA, Feb 2018.
  • Garcia, J., Joyce, P., and Brownell, C.J., "Thermal damage behind HEL irradiated CFRP skin." Journal of Directed Energy, 6(2), 2017.
  • Tracey, T.E., and Brownell, C.J., "Laser heating and vaporization of a levitated water drop." Proceedings of the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, August 2016.
  • Egan, B., Brownell, C.J., and Murray, M.M., "Experimental assessment of performance characteristics for pitching flexible foil propulsors." Journal of Fluids and Structures, 67, 2016.
  • Guzman, C., Brownell, C.J., and Kommer, E.M., "The magnus effect and the American football." Sports Engineering 19(1), 2016.
  • Brownell, C.J., "Measurement of infiltration heat recovery in a test cell with high flow rates." Journal of Building Physics, 38(4), 2015
  • Luznik, L., Brownell, C.J., Snyder, M.R., and Kang, H.S., "The influence of the atmospheric surface layer on turbulent flow downstream of a ship superstructure." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 80 (8), 2013.
  • Snyder, M.R., Kang, H.S., Brownell, C.J., and Burks, J., "Validation of ship airwake simulations and investigation of ship airwake impact on rotary wing aircraft." Naval Engineers Journal, 125 (1), 2013.
  • Brownell, C.J., Luznik, L., Snyder, M.R., Kang, H.S., and Wilkinson, C.H., "In situ air velocity measurements in the near wake of a ship superstructure."  Journal of Aircraft, 49 (5), 2012.
  • Brownell, C.J., Luznik, L., Snyder, M.R., and Kang, H.S. “Velocity measurements in a ship airwake with crosswind.” AIAA Paper 2012-2851, 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2012.
  • Brownell, C.J., Su, L.K., "Combined planar Rayleigh scattering and planar laser-induced fluorescence measurements of multiple mole fraction fields in a turbulent jet." Measurement Science and Technology, 22, 085402, 2011.
  • Su, L.K., Helmer, D.B., and Brownell, C.J., "Quantitative planar imaging of turbulent buoyant jet mixing." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 643, 2010.
  • Brownell, C.J., Su, L.K., "Planar laser imaging of differential molecular diffusion in gas-phase turbulent jets." Physics of Fluids, 20 (3), 2008.
Cody J. Brownell, Ph.D.

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