Karen Ashby Flack, Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

United States Naval Academy


Teaching Interests:    Fluid Mechanics             Research Interests:    Turbulent Boundary Layers

                                   Thermodynamics                                                   Evaporative Convection

                                    Heat Transfer                                                        Aerodynamics


B.S. Mechanical Engineering    Rice University

M.S. Mechanical Engineering    University of California Berkeley

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering    Stanford University


Recent Journal Publications:

Flack, K.A.,  Saylor, J.R., Smith, G.B., Near Surface Turbulence for Evaporative Convection, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 13.  Nov. 2001.

Saylor, J.R., Flack, K.A., Smith, G.B., Schultz, M.P., The Correlation Between Surface Temperature and Subsurface Velocity during Evaporative Convection, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 32, 2002.

Schultz, M.P., Flack, K.A., Experimental Investigation of Lift Modification on Double Delta Wings using Fillets, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2002.