Karen Thole

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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

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-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

Impact of additive manufacturing on internal cooling channels with varying diameters and build directions

Wildgoose, A. J., Thole, K. A., Sanders, P. & Wang, L., Jul 1 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 7, 071003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Experimental heat transfer and boundary layer measurements on a ceramic matrix composite surface

Wilkins, P. H., Lynch, S. P., Thole, K. A., Quach, S. & Vincent, T., Jun 2021, In: Journal of Turbomachinery. 143, 6, 4050314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Work in progress (wip): A systematic review describing impacts on engineering undergraduates who participate in outreach

Garner, J. K., Thole, K. A. & Alley, M., Jun 22 2020, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2020-June, 1648.

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