Karen Thole

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Department Head and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Research interests include convective heat transfer, turbulent boundary layers, high freestream turbulence and gas turbine heat transfer. Rxpertise is in turbulence effects on airfoil boundary layers and on internal channel flows, vortical effects on heat

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Recent Publications

Evaluating the Effects of Transient Purge Flow on Stator-Rotor Seal Performance

Berdanier, R. A., DeShong, E. T., Thole, K. A. & Robak, C., Feb 1 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 2, 021006.

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Effects of jet impingement on convective heat transfer in effusion holes

Huelsmann, N. C. & Thole, K. A., Jun 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 6, 4050335.

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Acquisition and processing considerations for infrared images of rotating turbine blades

Knisely, B. F., Berdanier, R. A., Thole, K. A., Haldeman, C. W., Markham, J. R., Cosgrove, J. E., Carlson, A. E. & Scire, J. J., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 4, 041013.

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Flow in a simulated turbine blade cooling channel with spatially varying roughness caused by additive manufacturing orientation

McClain, S. T., Hanson, D. R., Cinnamon, E., Snyder, J. C., Kunz, R. F. & Thole, K. A., Jul 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 7, 071013.

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Application of 3-omega method for thin-film heat flux gauge calibration

Siroka, S., Foley, B. M., Berdanier, R. A. & Thole, K. A., Nov 2021, In: Measurement Science and Technology. 32, 11, 114001.

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