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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Linda Craugh, Ph.D., PE

Adjunct Professor
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6496

    Naval Postgraduate School, 2012
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Coupled Finite Element and Cellular Automata Methods for
      Analysis of Composite Structures in an Acoustic Domain"
    Naval Postgraduate School, 1999
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    Cornell University, 1991
    Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering

Computational Mechanics
Galerkin Methods

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department, USNA (January 2021 - Present) 
Permanent Military Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Oct 2012 - 2019)
Associate Chair, Mechanical Engineering, (Jul 2013 - 2015)
Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 1991 - Aug 2009)
  • C5 Officer and Senior Watch Officer: USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7)
  • Damage Control Assistant: USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)
  • Department Head Tours: USS HOPPER (DDG 70) and USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70)
  • Division Officer Tours: USS SURIBACHI (AE 21) and USS SAIPAN (LHA 2)
  • Action Officer and Executive Assistant:  OPNAV N76E


  • L.E. Craugh, Y. Kwon, "Coupled finite element and cellular automata methods for analysis of composite structures with fluid-structure interaction," Composite Structures, Vol. 102, pp 124-137, August 2013.
  • Y.W. Kwon, L.E. Craugh, "Progressive failure modeling in notched cross-ply fibrous composites," Applied Composite Materials, Vol 8, Nr 1, p 63-74, January 2001.
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