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Mechanical Engineering

Andrew Neil Smith

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6539
Fax (410) 293-3041

     University of Virginia (Jan. 96 - May 01)
     Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     Dissertation "Electron Phonon Nonequilibrium During Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Heating"
     Advisor: Dr. Pamela M. Norris

     Villanova University, (Sept. 88 - May 92)
     Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:
Microscale Heat Transfer
Thermal Boundary Resistance
Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films
Electromagnetic Railguns

Professional Experience:
Civil Engineer Corps Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 92 - Feb. 96)

2004 Pi Tau Sigma USNA Teaching Excellence Award
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Recent Journal Publications:

  • A.N. Smith, B.T. McGlasson, J.S. Bernardes, Heat Generation during the Firing of a Capacitor Based Railgun System”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 41, pp. 235-240, 2007
  • R. J. Stevens, A. N. Smith, and P. M. Norris, “Signal Analysis and Characterization of Experimental Setup for the Transient Thermoreflectance Technique” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 77, 084901, 2006
  • R. J. Stevens, A. N. Smith, and P. M. Norris, “Measurement of Thermal Boundary Conductance of a Series of Metal-Dielectric Interfaces.” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 127, pp. 315-322, 2005.
  • A. N. Smith, R. L. Ellis, J. S. Bernardes and A. E. Zielinski, “Thermal Management and Resistive Rail Heating of a Large-Scale Naval Electromagnetic Launcher.” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 41, pp. 235-240, 2005.
  • A. N. Smith, and J. P. Calame, “Impact of Thin Film Thermophysical Properties on the Thermal Management of Wide-Bandgap Solid State Transistors.” International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 25, 409-422, 2004

Book Chapter:

  • A. N. Smith and P. M. Norris, “Microscale Heat Transfer”, Eds. A. Bejan and A.D. Kraus, Heat Transfer Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 1309-1357, 2003.

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