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Computational analysis of span-wise hole locations on fluid flow and film cooling of internal channels with crescent ribs

Guohua Zhang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)
Xueting Liu (School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)
Bengt Ake Sundén (Department of Energy Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
Gongnan Xie (School of Marine Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 31 July 2019

Issue publication date: 11 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to clarify the mechanism of film hole location at the span-wise direction of an internal cooling channel with crescent ribs on the adiabatic film cooling performance, three configurations are designed to observe the effects of the distance between the center of the ellipse and the side wall(Case 1, l = w/2, Case 2, l = w/3 and for Case 3, l = w/4).

Design/methodology/approach

Numerical simulations are conducted under two blowing ratios (i.e. 0.5 and 1) and a fixed cross-flow Reynolds number (Rec = 100,000) with a verified turbulence model.

Findings

It is shown that at low blowing ratio, reducing the distance increases the film cooling effectiveness but keeps the trend of the effectiveness unchanged, while at high blowing ratio, the characteristic is a little bit different in the range of 0 = x/D =10.

Research limitations/implications

These features could be explained by the fact that shrinking the distance between the hole and side wall induces a much smaller reserved region and vortex downstream the ribs and a lower resistance for cooling air entering the film hole. Furthermore, the spiral flow inside the hole is impaired.

Originality/value

As a result, the kidney-shaped vortices originating from the jet flow are weakened, and the target surface can be well covered, resulting in an enhancement of the adiabatic film cooling performance.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to confirm that there are no known conflicts of interest associated with this publication, and there has been no significant financial support for this work that could have influenced its outcome. They confirm that the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors and that there are no other persons who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed. The authors further confirm that the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all of them.

Funding: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51676163).

Citation

Zhang, G., Liu, X., Sundén, B.A. and Xie, G. (2019), "Computational analysis of span-wise hole locations on fluid flow and film cooling of internal channels with crescent ribs", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 29 No. 8, pp. 2728-2753. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-09-2018-0474

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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