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Flow and Heat Transfer of Air and Steam in Internal Cooling Passages of Turbine Blade

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Xinjun Wang, Wei Wang, Luke Chou, Yumeng Han, Liang Xu, Linqi Shui

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Paper No. GT2010-22180, pp. 43-52; 10 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer, Parts A and B
  • Glasgow, UK, June 14–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4399-4 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3872-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Numerical prediction of three-dimensional flow and heat transfer of air and steam are presented for serpentine cooling channels by using the commercial software CFX. The results show that SSG model is the best turbulence model for the ribbed channels. A study of Grid Generation was performed for flow and heat transfer in serpentine cooling channels, with the same turbulence model. And the results show that the space between the first node and the wall surface (Δy) is 0.0001 mm and the grid density is 1.3 or Δy of 0.001 mm and grid density of 1.2 is the appropriate choice for grid generation. Ribbed channels are not sensitive to mesh generation compared with smooth passages. With the same inlet flux, steam heat transfer efficiency is higher than that of air about 15–20%; steam superheat degree is not the key factor for heat transfer, but it had an effect on flow resistance. Compared with smooth channels, ribbed channels reduce the impact of the turn; the best heat transfer regions appear downstream of the turn. V-type ribs have better heat transfer performance than the parallel type ribs; the highest heat transfer occurs in the section between the ribs.

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