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Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Michelle Koul, Ph.D.

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6532
koul@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    University of Virginia, 1997
    Doctor of Philosophy, Materials Science Engineering
    Dissertation: "Investigation of the Metallurgical Factors Affecting
      Hydrogen Embrittlement of Solution Heat Treated and Aged
      Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr (wt. %) Employing Fracture, Microscopy
      and Desorption Methods"
    
    University of Virginia, 1993
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering

    State University of New York, 1990
    Bachelors of Science, Physics


RESEARCH AREAS
Environmental Fracture
Corrosion
Materials and Metallurgy
Mechanical Testing


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (April 00 - Present)

Materials Engineer, Fatigue and Fracture Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center (June 97 - March 00)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • JONES, Jennifer L.*, KOUL, Michelle G., SCHUBBE, Joel J. (USNA), “An Evaluation of the Corrosion and Mechanical Performance of Interstitially Surface Hardened Stainless Steels,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, March 2014.
  • KOUL, Michelle, SHEETZ, Andrew (NSWCCD), AULT, Pete, REPP, John (Elzly Technology Corporation), WHITFIELD, Angela (NSWCCD), “The Effect of Zn-Rich Coatings on the Structural Performance of High Strength Armor Steel,” Corrosion, April 2014, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 337-350.
  • KOUL, Michelle, GAIES, Jennifer (NSWCCD), “An Environmentally Assisted Cracking Evaluation of UNS C64200 (Al–Si–Bronze) and UNS C63200 (Ni–Al–Bronze),” Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, Volume 13, No. 1. pp. 8-19, 2013.
  • KOUL, Michelle, KNUDSEN, Erik, (Northrop Grumman), “An Environmentally Assisted Cracking Evaluation of a Large IN725 Forging Under Cathodic Protection Conditions,” Corrosion, Volume 68, pp. 449-460, 2012.
Prof. Michelle Koul, Ph.D.

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