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Conjugate Heat Transfer CFD Predictions of the Influence of the Impingement Gap on the Effect of Crossflow

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Abubakar M. El-Jummah, Gordon E. Andrews, John E. J. Staggs

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Paper No. HT2013-17180, pp. V003T08A006; 12 pages
  • ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Volume 3: Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Symposium in Honor of Professor Richard Goldstein; Symposium in Honor of Prof. Spalding; Symposium in Honor of Prof. Arthur E. Bergles
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 14–19, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5549-2
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


This conjugate heat transfer (CHT) CFD predictions were carried out for a square array impingement holes with X/D of 5 and at a single high mass flow cooling rate G of 1.84kg/sm2bar. CHT was modelled with a 100kW/m2 fixed heat flux imposed at the hot face of the target wall, which gives a temperature at the cold face that is typical of normal operating conditions of a gas turbine. The wall temperatures as a function of distance along the gap and through the wall thickness were computed, together with the gap aerodynamics. The main parameter investigated was the gap Z/D (0.83–7.0). The results showed that the surface averaged Nu/Pr0.33 was predicted to be reduced from 73 to 48 over the range of Z/D, which is in good agreement with literature values. The cause was shown to be reduced surface turbulence levels as the crossflow convected turbulence away from the surface. There was also heating of the impingement jets at large Z/D so that the original cool jet air did not reach the surface.

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