Full-coverage film cooling with short normal injection holes

Mark K. Harrington, Marcus A. McWaters, David G. Bogard, Christopher A. Lemmon, Karen A. Thole

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An experimental and computational investigation was conducted on the film cooling adiabatic effectiveness of a flat plate with full coverage film cooling. The full coverage film cooling array was comprised of ten rows of coolant holes, arranged in a staggered pattern, with short, L/D = 1, normal coolant holes. A single row of coolant holes was also examined to determine the accuracy of a superposition prediction of the full coverage adiabatic effectiveness performance. Large density coolant jets and high mainstream turbulence conditions were utilized to simulate realistic engine conditions. High-resolution adiabatic effectiveness measurements were obtained using infrared imaging techniques and a large-scale flat plate model. Optimum adiabatic effectiveness was found to occur for a blowing ratio of M = 0.65. At this blowing ratio separation of the coolant jet immediately downstream of the hole was observed. For M = 0.65, the high mainstream turbulence decreased the spatially averaged effectiveness level by 12 percent. The high mainstream turbulence produced a larger effect for lower blowing ratios. The superposition model based on single row effectiveness results over-predicted the full coverage effectiveness levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791878521
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2001Jun 7 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo


OtherASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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