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Investigations of improved cooling effectiveness for ramp film cooling with compound angle film cooling jets

Krishna Anand Vasu Devan Nair Girija Kumari (Department of Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India)
Parammasivam Kanjikoil Mahali (Department of Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 28 July 2021

Issue publication date: 12 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the film cooling effectiveness (FCE) and mixing flow characteristics of the flat surface ramp model integrated with a compound angled film cooling jet.

Design/methodology/approach

Three-dimensional numerical simulation is performed on a flat surface ramp model with Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes approach using a finite volume solver. The tested model has a fixed ramp angle of 24° and a ramp width of two times the diameter of the film cooling hole. The coolant air is injected at 30° along the freestream direction. Three different film hole compound angles oriented to freestream direction at 0°, 90° and 180° were investigated for their performance on-ramp film cooling. The tested blowing ratios (BRs) are in the range of 0.9–2.0.

Findings

The film hole oriented at a compound angle of 180° has improved the area-averaged FCE on the ramp test surface by 86.74% at a mid-BR of 1.4% and 318.75% at higher BRs of 2.0. The 180° film hole compound angle has also produced higher local and spanwise averaged FCE on the ramp test surface.

Originality/value

According to the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first of its kind to investigate the ramp film cooling with a compound angle film cooling hole. The improved ramp model with a 180° film hole compound angle can be effectively applied for the end-wall surfaces of gas turbine film cooling.

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Acknowledgements

The first author gratefully acknowledges Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for the award of DST INSPIRE fellowship.

Citation

Vasu Devan Nair Girija Kumari, K.A. and Kanjikoil Mahali, P. (2021), "Investigations of improved cooling effectiveness for ramp film cooling with compound angle film cooling jets", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93 No. 6, pp. 971-984. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-05-2020-0082

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