Film cooling adiabatic effectiveness and heat transfer coefficients for cylindrical holes embedded in a transverse trench on the suction side of a simulated turbine vane were investigated to determine the net heat flux reduction. For reference, measurements were also conducted with standard inclined, cylindrical holes. Heat transfer coefficients were determined with and without upstream heating to isolate the hydrodynamic effects of the trench and to investigate the effects of the thermal approach boundary layer. Also, the effects of a tripped versus an untripped boundary layer were explored. For both the cylindrical holes and the trench, heat transfer augmentation was much greater for the untripped approach flow. A further increase in heat transfer augmentation was caused by use of upstream heating, with as much as a 180% augmentation for the trench. The tripped approach flow led to much lower heat transfer augmentation than the untipped case. The net heat flux reduction for the trench was found to be significantly higher than for the row of cylindrical holes.
Turbine Airfoil Net Heat Flux Reduction With Cylindrical Holes Embedded in a Transverse Trench
Harrison, K. L., Dorrington, J. R., Dees, J. E., Bogard, D. G., and Bunker, R. S. (October 17, 2008). "Turbine Airfoil Net Heat Flux Reduction With Cylindrical Holes Embedded in a Transverse Trench." ASME. J. Turbomach. January 2009; 131(1): 011012. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2812967
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