Murray Snyder

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Murray Snyder


Full-time Faculty


Email: Murray Snyder
Office Phone: 202-994-4706

Professor Murray Snyder conducts research of the impact of ship air wakes on rotary wing aircraft. His research includes use of a dedicated 108 foot long research vessel at the Naval Academy, where he is also a Research Professor. He also conducts associated wind tunnel testing and advanced computer simulations performed on large parallel processing computer clusters. His research vessel has a flight deck from which instrumented unmanned helicopters are flown from to collect ship air wake data off ship. Professor Snyder is a retired US Navy Captain who served on four submarines, including as Commanding Officer of USS NEVADA (SSBN 733)

Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy, Mechanical engineering, Propulsion

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007