An Investigation of Heat Transfer by Leading Edge Film Cooling Applying the Naphthalene Sublimation Technique PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
J. Richter, K. Jung, D. K. Hennecke

Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Paper No. 96-GT-463, pp. V004T09A050; 8 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7875-0
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


The dependence of heat transfer on film cooling near the leading edge of a blade was investigated using the naphthalene sublimation technique and applying the analogy between heat and mass transfer. Therefore, the local sublimation rate with and without film cooling was measured. The symmetric leading edge was cooled by an air mass flow out of two staggered rows of holes. The measurements were carried out with a constant Reynolds number Re = 80000, different incidence angles φ = 0° to 10° and a blowing rate varying from M = 0.3 to 2.5.

The flow without film cooling was visualized around the leading edge with smoke to indicate the existence of separation bubbles. To determine the dependence of incidence angle and blowing rate on jet trajectories, smoke was mixed to the cooling air.

The mass transfer coefficient was determined with the naphthalene sublimation technique. Due to the high resolution of the sublimation technique the local mass transfer distribution around the cooling holes could also be measured. Furthermore, the location of stagnation points and separation bubbles were investigated.

The results of the tests without film cooling were also compared with those obtained by observing stagnation point mass transfer on a cylinder and with those by laminar flow across a flat plate. The mass transfer coefficient of film cooling experiments was related to the mass transfer coefficient without film cooling to describe the local dependence of heat transfer coefficient on film cooling. An increase on relativ heat transfer near the film cooling holes is obtained by increasing the blowing rate. No further influence on heat transfer along the pressure side is detected for an incidence angle larger than 10° as the cooling films were shifted around the leading edge from the pressure to the suction side.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
This article is only available in the PDF format.



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In