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Trench Film Cooling: Effect of Trench Downstream Edge and Hole Spacing

[+] Author Affiliations
Yiping Lu, Srinath V. Ekkad

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Ronald S. Bunker

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

Paper No. GT2008-50606, pp. 563-569; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/GT2008-50606
From:
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer, Parts A and B
  • Berlin, Germany, June 9–13, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4314-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3824-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The present study is a continuation of an experimental investigation of film cooling from cylindrical holes embedded in transverse trenches. In this study, focus is on varying the downstream edge of the trench by angling it along the flow. Different edge angles are studied for the same trench depth. Also, the effect of hole spacing is considered for one of the standard trenches from previous studies to understand the effect of trenching on overall coolant usage. Detailed heat transfer coefficient and film effectiveness measurements are obtained simultaneously using a single test transient IR thermography technique. The study is performed at a single mainstream Reynolds number based on free-stream velocity and film hole diameter of 11000 at four different coolant-to-mainstream blowing ratios of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0. The results show that film effectiveness is greatly enhanced by the trenching due to improved two dimensional nature of the film and lateral spreading. The detailed heat transfer coefficient and film effectiveness contours provide a clear understanding of the jet-mainstream interactions for different hole orientations. The effect of edge angling is minimal on the overall cooling effectiveness but may have an impact on jet-mainstream interaction aerodynamic losses.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Cooling

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