Effects of Vortices With Different Circulations on Heat Transfer and Injectant Downstream of a Single Film-Cooling Hole in a Turbulent Boundary Layer

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P. M. Ligrani, C. S. Subramanian, D. W. Craig, P. Kaisuwan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000

J. Turbomach 113(3), 433-441 (Jul 01, 1991) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927893 History: Received January 11, 1990; Online June 09, 2008


Results are presented that illustrate the effects of single embedded longitudinal vortices on heat transfer and injectant downstream of a single film-cooling hole in a turbulent boundary layer. Attention is focused on the changes resulting as circulation magnitudes of the vortices are varied from 0.0 to 0.15 m2 /s. Mean temperature results are presented that show how injectant is distorted and redistributed by vortices, along with heat transfer measurements and mean velocity surveys. Injection hole diameter is 0.952 cm to give a ratio of vortex core diameter to hole diameter of about 1.5–1.6. The free-stream velocity is maintained at 10 m/s, and the blowing ratio is approximately 0.5. The film-cooling hole is oriented 30 deg with respect to the test surface. Stanton numbers are measured on a constant heat flux surface with a nondimensional temperature parameter of about 1.5. Two different situations are studied: one where the injection hole is beneath the vortex downwash, and one where the injection hole is beneath the vortex upwash. For both cases, vortex centers pass well within 2.9 vortex core diameters of the centerline of the injection hole. To quantify the influences of the vortices on the injectant and local heat transfer, the parameter S is used, defined as the ratio of vortex circulation to injection hole diameter times mean injection velocity. When S is greater than 1.0–1.5, injectant is swept into the vortex upwash and above the vortex core by secondary flows, and Stanton number data show evidence of injectant beneath the vortex core and downwash near the wall for x/d only up to 33.6. For larger x/d, local Stanton numbers are augmented by the vortices by as much as 23 percent relative to film-cooled boundary layers with no vortices. When S is less than 1.0–1.5, some injectant remains near the wall beneath the vortex core and downwash where it continues to provide some thermal protection. In some cases, the protection provided by film cooling is augmented because of vortex secondary flows, which cause extra injectant to accumulate near vortex upwash regions.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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