Aspects of Vane Film Cooling With High Turbulence: Part I—Heat Transfer

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F. E. Ames

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202

J. Turbomach 120(4), 768-776 (Oct 01, 1998) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2841788 History: Received February 01, 1997; Online January 29, 2008


A four-vane subsonic cascade was used to investigate the influence of film injection on vane heat transfer distributions in the presence of high turbulence. The influence of high turbulence on vane film cooling effectiveness and boundary layer development was also examined in part II of this paper. A high-level, large-scale inlet turbulence was generated for this study with a mock combustor (12 percent) and was used to contrast results with a low level (1 percent) of inlet turbulence. The three geometries chosen to study in this investigation were one row and two staggered rows of downstream cooling was found to have only a moderate influence on the heat transfer coefficients downstream from arrays on the suction surface where the boundary layer was turbulent. However, film cooling was found to have a substantial influence on heat transfer downstream from arrays in laminar regions of the vane such as the pressure surface, the stagnation region, and the near-suction surface. Generally, heat transfer augmentation was found to scale on velocity ratio. In relative terms, the augmentation in the laminar regions for the low turbulence case was found to be the highest for the high turbulence case.

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