The present work examines film cooling on a flat plate surface with a freestream temperature between 1430K and 1600K and a coolant to freestream density ratio of approximately two. Since the objective of film cooling is to reduce heat flux to a surface, Net Heat Flux Reduction (NHFR) is used to quantify film cooling performance. It is first demonstrated that non-dimensional matching can be used to scale NHFR between freestream temperature conditions of 1490K and 1600K. Next, the NHFR of a single row of cylindrical holes, fan-shaped holes, holes embedded in a trench, and a slot are compared at a blowing ratio of unity. Finally, the NHFR of five rows of cylindrical holes, holes embedded in trenches, and slots are compared to show the effect of a build-up of coolant near the wall.
Experimental Investigation of Net Heat Flux Reduction at Combustion Temperatures
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Greiner, NJ, Polanka, MD, Rutledge, JL, & Shewhart, AT. "Experimental Investigation of Net Heat Flux Reduction at Combustion Temperatures." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 5B: Heat Transfer. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 15–19, 2015. V05BT12A028. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2015-42988
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