A series of tests on a specific designed linear nozzle guide vane (NGV) cascade with trailing edge coolant ejection was carried out to investigate the influence of the trailing edge bleeding (TEB) on the loss behaviour of the profile. Wake traverses with a five-hole probe and measurements of the pressure distribution on the profile were taken varying the ejection rate under reference main flow conditions, namely Re2th = 1.056·106 and Ma2th = 0.8 (Re2th based on the true chord). Wake total pressure losses and isentropic Mach number distributions on the profile were compared to measurements without coolant ejection, showing a significant influence of the TEB both on the wake development and on the flow in the vane passage. Numerical simulations of the experiments showed good agreement with the measured data and provided a deeper understanding of the flow phenomena, revealing the differences in the development of the wake with and without trailing edge coolant ejection and illustrating the blockage effect of the TEB on the flow in the vane passage.

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