Joel P. Kuehner Associate Professor of Physics and Engineering

Joel P. Kuehner

Howe 223
540.458.8153
kuehnerj@wlu.edu
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Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Illinois -  His research interests include experimental gas dynamics and laser diagnostics.  

Ongoing experiments involve the use of aero-optical techniques to measure density fluctuations, laser measurements of temperature, and particle image velocimetry measurements of wake flows.

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - The Pennsylvania State University

Research

His research interests include experimental gas dynamics and laser diagnostics. 

Selected Publications

"Velocity measurements in the free convection flow above a heated horizontal cylinder."  Joel P. Kuehner, John R. Pflug, F. Andrew Tessier Jr., Ali M. Hamed, Franco J. Moiso Marin.  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, 4711-4723 (2012).

"Measurements of mean and fluctuating temperature in an underexpanded jet using electrostrictive laser-induced gratings." Joel P. Kuehner, F. Andrew Tessier Jr., Allan Kisoma, Jonathan G. Flittner, Michael R. McErlean.  Exp. Fluids, 48: 421-430  (2010)

"Nitric Oxide Concentration Measurements in Atmospheric Pressure Flames Using Electronic-Resonance-Enhanced Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering."  Chai, N., Kulatilaka, W. D., Naik, S. V., Laurendeau, N. M., Lucht, R. P., Kuehner, J. P., Roy, S., Katta, V. R., and Gord, J. R.,  Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics, 88(1), 141-150, 2007.

Kuehner, J. P., Anderson, B. B., Flittner, J. G., and Dutton, J. C., “Characteristics of a Central Bleed Jet in Supersonic Axisymmetric Base Flow,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 44(2), 347-354, 2007.