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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Ralph J. Volino

Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6520


University of Minnesota, (1995)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: "Measurements in Transitional Boundary Layers under High Free-Stream Turbulence and Strong Acceleration Conditions"

University of Minnesota, (1990)
Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Michigan State University, (1987)
Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering


Gas Turbines
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer

  • Professor, USNA (Aug. 1995 – Present);
  • Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Glenn Research Center (Jun. – Aug. 1999, Jun. – Aug. 1998);
  • Summer Research Associate, Air Force Research Laboratory (Jul. – Sep. 1994)
  • Womack, K.M, Volino, R.J., Meneveau, C., and Schultz, M.P., 2022, "Turbulent boundary layer flow over regularly and irregularly arranged truncated cone surfaces," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 933, A38.
  • Volino, R.J., 2020, "Non-equilibrium development in turbulent boundary layers with changing pressure gradients," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 897, A2.
  • Volino, R.J., 2020, "Turbulence structure in non-equilibrium boundary layers with favorable and adverse pressure gradients," International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 86, 108717.
  • Flack, K.A., Schultz, M.P., and Volino, R.J., 2020, "The effect of a systematic change in surface roughness skewness on turbulence and drag," International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 85, 108669.
  • Volino, R.J., 2020, "Reynolds number dependence of zero pressure gradient turbulent boundary layers including third order moments and spatial correlations," Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 142, 051303.
  • Volino, R.J. and Schultz, M.P., 2018, "Determination of wall shear stress from mean velocity and Reynolds shear stress profiles," Physical Review Fluids, Vol. 3, 034606.
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015;
Pi Tau Sigma Teaching Excellence Award, 2013, 2018
U.S. Naval Academy Research Excellence Award, 2008
Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2006, 2008, 2016
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, A.S.M.E.
American Physical Society, A.P.S.
Ralph J. Volino
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