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Detailed Velocity and Turbulence Measurements in an Inclined Large-Scale Film Cooling Array

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Lamyaa A. El-Gabry

The American University in Cairo,
Mechanical Engineering Department,
New Cairo 11835, Egypt
e-mail: lelgabry@aucegypt.edu

Douglas R. Thurman

US Army Research Laboratory,
Glenn Research Center,
Cleveland, OH 44135

James D. Heidmann

Turbomachinery and Heat Transfer Branch,
NASA Glenn Research Center,
Cleveland, OH 44135

Contributed by International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY. Manuscript received February 14, 2012; final manuscript received January 1, 2013; published online September 13, 2013. Editor: David Wisler.

This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

J. Turbomach 135(6), 061013 (Sep 13, 2013) (11 pages) Paper No: TURBO-12-1012; doi: 10.1115/1.4023347 History: Received February 14, 2012; Revised January 01, 2013

A large-scale model of an inclined row of film cooling holes is used to obtain detailed surface and flow field measurements that will enable future computational fluid dynamics code development and validation. The model consists of three holes of 1.9-cm diameter that are spaced three hole diameters apart and inclined 30 deg from the surface. The length to diameter ratio of the coolant holes is about 18. Measurements include film effectiveness using IR thermography and near wall thermocouples, heat transfer using liquid crystal thermography, flow field temperatures using a thermocouple, and velocity and turbulence quantities using hotwire anemometry. Results are obtained for blowing ratios of up to 2 in order to capture severe conditions in which the jet is lifted. For purposes of comparison with prior art, measurements of the velocity and turbulence field along the jet centerline are made and compare favorably with two data sets in the open literature thereby verifying the test apparatus and methodology are able to replicate existing data sets. In addition, a computational fluid dynamics model using a two-equation turbulence model is developed, and the results for velocity, turbulent kinetic energy and turbulent dissipation rate are compared with experimentally derived quantities.

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Wind tunnel test apparatus

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Wind tunnel inlet velocity profile

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(a) Photograph of test model; (b) schematic of film cooling model

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U-velocity contours along jet centerline at BR ∼ 2; dots show measurement locations

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Velocity vectors and U-velocity contours at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations u′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations u′ at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations w′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations w′ at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations w′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent fluctuations v′ at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent stress u′w′ along coolant jet centerline at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent stress uw¯/U∞2 at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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Turbulent stress uv¯/U∞2 at X/d ∼ 2, 4, 6, and 8 at BR ∼ 2

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U-velocity along jet centerline at BR ∼ 1

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Vectors and U-velocity contours at X/d ∼ 4 at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations u′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations u′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations w′ along jet centerline at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent dissipation rate along jet centerline (a) experiment, (b) CFD

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Turbulent kinetic energy contours along jet centerline (a) experiment, (b) CFD

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Velocity contours streamwise locations X/d = 2, 4, 6, and 8 (a) experiment, (b) CFD

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Turbulent kinetic energy contours along jet centerline (a) experiment, (b) CFD

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Turbulent shear stress along jet centerline (a) Kohli [19] Fig. 7(a), (b) test results

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Normalized velocity U/U∞ along jet centerline (a) Kohli [19], (b) test results

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Nearfield turbulent shear stress (reproduced from Fig. 7(a) of Ref. [7])

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Nearfield turbulence levels (reproduced from Fig. 6(a) of Ref. [7])

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Turbulent stress u′v′ at X/d ∼ 4 at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent stress u′w′ at X/d ∼ 4 at BR ∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations v′ at X/d ∼ 4 at BR∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations v′ at X/d ∼ 4 at BR∼ 1

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Turbulent fluctuations w′ at X/d ∼ 4 at BR∼ 1

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