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Mechanical Engineering

LT Kristofer Womack

Senior Instructor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6450
womack@usna.edu


EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
    Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

United States Naval Academy, 2006
    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

RESEARCH AREAS
Electromagnetic Railgun Heat Transfer
Gas Turbine Engine Film Cooling

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Instructor, U.S. Naval Academy (Jul 2013 - Present)

  • EM300, Principles of Naval Propulsion, (Aug 2013 - July 2014)
  • EM217, Strength of Materials (Aug 2014 - Present)

Nuclear Trained Submarine Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 2006 – June 2013)

  • Division Officer Tours: USS WEST VIRGINIA (BLUE) (SSBN 736) and USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783)

AWARDS
Navy Commendation Medal, 2013
Navy Achievement Medal, 2011, 2012
Harry E. Ward Trident Scholar Prize, 2006

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • D. Motes, J. Keena, K. Womack, F. Stefani, M. Crawford (2012), “Thermal Analysis of High-Energy Railgun Tests,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 124-130.
  • K. M. Womack (2011). “Railguns: A Revolutionary Surface Advancement,” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 137, No. 1, p. 73.
  • K.M. Womack, R.J. Volino, & M.P. Schultz (2008), “Combined Effects of Wakes and Jet Pulsing on Film Cooling,” Journal of Turbomachinery – Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 130, Art. No. 041010, 12 pp.
  • K.M. Womack, R.J. Volino, & M.P. Schultz (2008), “Measurements in Film Cooling Flows with Periodic Wakes,” Journal of Turbomachinery – Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 130, Art. No. 041008, 13 pp.
  • R.J. Volino, K.M. Womack, & M.P. Schultz (2007), “Effect of Periodic Wakes on Jets Injected into Turbulent Boundary Layers,” Bulletin of the American Physical Society: Division of Fluid Dynamics 60th Annual Meeting, Vol. 52, No. 17, p. 119.
  • K.M. Womack, R.J. Volino, & M.P. Schultz (2007), “Combined Effects of Wakes and Jet Pulsing on Film Cooling,” ASME Paper 2007-GT-27921.
  • K.M. Womack, R.J. Volino, & M.P. Schultz (2007), “Measurements in Film Cooling Flows with Periodic Wakes,” ASME Paper 2007-GT-27917.

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