Detailed Heat Transfer Coefficient Measurements and Thermal Analysis at Engine Conditions of a Pedestal With Fillet Radii

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Z. Wang, P. T. Ireland, T. V. Jones

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

J. Turbomach 117(2), 290-297 (Apr 01, 1995) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2835658 History: Received March 17, 1993; Online January 29, 2008


The heat transfer coefficient over the surface of a pedestal with fillet radii has been measured using thermochromic liquid crystals and the transient heat transfer method. The tests were performed at engine representative Reynolds numbers for a geometry typical of those used in turbine blade cooling systems. The heat conduction process that occurs in the engine was subsequently modeled numerically with a finite element discretization of the solid pedestal. The measured heat transfer coefficients were used to derive the exact boundary conditions applicable to the engine. The temperature field within the pedestal, calculated using the correct heat transfer coefficient distribution, is compared to that calculated using an area-averaged heat transfer coefficient. Metal temperature differences of 90 K are predicted across the blade wall.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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