Computation of Full-Coverage Film-Cooled Airfoil Temperatures by Two Methods and Comparison With High Heat Flux Data PUBLIC ACCESS

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H. J. Gladden, F. C. Yeh, P. J. Austin, Jr.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH

Paper No. 87-GT-213, pp. V004T09A024; 12 pages
  • ASME 1987 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power
  • Anaheim, California, USA, May 31–June 4, 1987
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7926-9
  • Copyright © 1987 by ASME


Two methods were used to calculate the heat flux to full-coverage film cooled airfoils and, subsequently, the airfoil wall temperatures. The calculated wall temperatures were compared to measured temperatures obtained in the Hot Section Facility operating at real engine conditions. Gas temperatures and pressures up to 1900 K and 18 atm with a Reynolds number up to 1.9 million were investigated. Heat flux was calculated by the convective heat transfer coefficient adiabatic wall method and by the superposition method which incorporates the film injection effects in the heat transfer coefficient. The results of the comparison indicate the first method can predict the experimental data reasonably well. However, superposition overpredicted the heat flux to the airfoil without a significant modification of the turbulent Prandtl number. The results of this research suggests that additional research is required to model the physics of full-coverage film cooling where there is significant temperature/density differences between the gas and coolant.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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