DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SHAPED FILM COOLING HOLES DESIGNED FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Michael T. Furgeson, Emma M. Veley, Christopher Yoon, Daniel Gutierrez, David G. Bogard, Karen A. Thole

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Abstract

Film cooling remains a critical technology for cooling gas turbine components. In recent years, additive manufacturing (AM) has been used to develop novel film cooling hole designs which significantly increase the film cooling effectiveness. However, engine scale AM builds have imperfections and roughness that can have a noticeable effect on performance. In this study, 9-9-3 shaped film cooling holes were constructed at engine scale using metal AM, specifically direct laser metal sintering (DMLS). These “as built” geometries were characterized through computerized tomography (CT) scans to quantify deviations from holes with design intent, or “as-designed” holes. To evaluate the performance of the “as-built” holes compared to “as-designed” holes, both adiabatic and overall cooling effectiveness were measured experimentally for 5x scale models. The larger scale enabled the use of finite deposition modeling (FDM) to construct hole geometry that closely matched the “as-designed” holes and the CT scans of the “as-built” holes. Two versions of the 9-9-3 hole were studied, the 9-9-3 rounded inlet (RI) hole with rounding at the inlet, and the 9-9-3 rounded inlet and exit (RIE) hole with additional rounding at the hole inlet, and rounding at the hole exit. Results showed that the adiabatic effectiveness and overall cooling effectiveness for the “as-built” holes were similar to the performance of the “as-designed” film cooling holes for both hole geometries tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer - Combustors; Film Cooling
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791886038
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventASME Turbo Expo 2022: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2022 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 13 2022Jun 17 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume6-A

Conference

ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2022: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2022
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period6/13/226/17/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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