Effect of Periodic Wake Passing on Film Effectiveness of Discrete Cooling Holes Around the Leading Edge of a Blunt Body

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K. Funazaki, M. Yokota

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan

S. Yamawaki

Aero-Engine & Space Operations, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo, Japan

J. Turbomach 119(2), 292-301 (Apr 01, 1997) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2841112 History: Received February 03, 1995; Online January 29, 2008


Detailed studies are conducted on film effectiveness of discrete cooling holes around the leading edge of a blunt body that is subjected to periodically incoming wakes as well as free-stream turbulence with various levels of intensity. The cooling holes have a configuration similar to that of typical turbine blades except for the spanwise inclination angle. Secondary air is heated so that the temperature difference between the mainstream and secondary air is about 20 K. In this case, the air density ratio of the mainstream and secondary air becomes less than unity, therefore the flow condition encountered in an actual aero-engine cannot be simulated in terms of the density ratio. A spoke-wheel type wake generator is used in this study. In addition, three types of turbulence grids are used to elevate the free-stream turbulence intensity. We adopt three blowing ratios of the secondary air to the mainstream. For each of the blowing ratios, wall temperatures around the surface of the test model are measured by thermocouples situated inside the model. The temperature is visualized using liquid crystals in order to obtain qualitative information of film effectiveness distribution.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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