Investigation and numerical simulation on film cooling performance with an anti-vortex hole design: Influences of diameter ratio

Rui Zhu, Enci Lin, Terrence Simon, Gongnan Xie

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Abstract

This paper extends the development of film cooling for application to gas turbines. Three diameter ratios of secondary hole to primary hole (0.3, 0.5 and 0.7) are constructed in an anti-vortex hole design. Film cooling effectiveness values and heat transfer coefficients are measured by the Thermochromic Liquid Crystal technique. In-flow temperature fields over downstream planes oriented normal to the main flow are measured by traversing a thermocouple. Numerical simulations are made to compute details of the flow structure to describe underlying mechanisms. Three coolant-to-mainstream blowing ratios (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5) and two coolant-to-mainstream mass flow ratios (3.43% and 5.15%) are tested. The anti-vortex hole design reduces the deleterious effects of the kidney vortex pair generated at the emersion point of the coolant jet into the passage, enlarges the film coverage, and finally improves film cooling effectiveness. The anti-vortex hole with larger secondary holes usually provides higher film cooling effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105118
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume121
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51676163), by the National 111 Project under Grant no. B18041, by the Fundamental Research Funds of Shenzhen City of China ( JCYJ20170306155153048 ), and by the Fundamental Research Funds of Shaanxi Province ( 2015KJXX-12 ). This work is also supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC). Support for the experimental facilities was from the University of Minnesota Heat Transfer Laboratory. The numerical part of this work was carried out using computing resources at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51676163), by the National 111 Project under Grant no. B18041, by the Fundamental Research Funds of Shenzhen City of China (JCYJ20170306155153048), and by the Fundamental Research Funds of Shaanxi Province (2015KJXX-12). This work is also supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC). Support for the experimental facilities was from the University of Minnesota Heat Transfer Laboratory. The numerical part of this work was carried out using computing resources at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Keywords

  • Anti-kidney vortex
  • Diameter ratio
  • Film cooling
  • Secondary hole
  • TLC

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