Karen A. Thole

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Department Head and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

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

Impact of Ceramic Matrix Composite Topology on Friction Factor and Heat Transfer

Cory, T. M., Edelson, R. D., Thole, K. A., Vincent, T., Quach, S. & Mongillo, D., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 144, 3, 031003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Correlating Time-Resolved Pressure Measurements with Rim Sealing Effectiveness for Real-Time Turbine Health Monitoring

Deshong, E. T., Peters, B., Berdanier, R. A., Thole, K. A., Paynabar, K. & Gebraeel, N., Jun 1 2022, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 144, 6, 061004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Evaluating the Influence of Rotor-Casing Eccentricity on Turbine Efficiency Including Time-Resolved Flow Field Measurements

DeShong, E. T., Siroka, S., Berdanier, R. A. & Thole, K. A., Feb 2022, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 144, 2, 021012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Development of coated heat flux gauges for fast responding measurements

Siroka, S., Berdanier, R. A. & Thole, K. A., Apr 2022, In: Measurement Science and Technology. 33, 4, 045104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Two-layer transient heat transfer using impulse response methods

Siroka, S., Berdanier, R. A. & Thole, K. A., May 15 2022, In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 187, 122511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Convection in Scaled Turbine Internal Cooling Passages With Additive Manufacturing Roughness

Stafford, G. J., McClain, S. T., Hanson, D. R., Kunz, R. F. & Thole, K. A., Apr 2022, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 144, 4, 041008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Augmenting Traditional ME Curriculum with Digital Badge Microcredentials

Gregg, A., Marsh, E. & Thole, K. A., Jul 26 2021, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Online Graduate Engineering Education: Learning-Centered Vision, Administration, and Course Design

Gregg, A., Berdanier, C. G. P. & Thole, K. A., Jul 26 2021, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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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A New Approach to Equip Students to Solve 21st-Century Global Challenges: Integrated Problem-Based Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

Leung, S. L., Marsh, E., Lynch, S., Sommer, H. J., Brennan, S. N., Wong, T. S., Foley, B. M., Mongeau, J. M., Cortes, D. H. & Thole, K. A., Jul 26 2021, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

WELCOME to TURBO EXPO

Thole, K., 2021, In: Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo. 1

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review