Studies of Gas Turbine Heat Transfer: Airfoil Surfaces and End-Wall Cooling Effects
Final rept. Apr 89-Apr 91,
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS HEAT TRANSFER LAB
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The report documents accomplishments made toward understanding the fluid flow and heat transfer processes in gas turbines at the University of Minnesota over the past two years. The research is divided into three subtopics studies of film cooling, airfoil surface heat transfer and endwall flow and heat transfer. Film cooling experiments show the effects of interaction among jets on curved surfaces and calculations show that parabolic techniques give accurate effectiveness predictions in regions away from injection holes. The surface heat transfer program showed that tripping the flow or roughening the wall has a clear effect near airfoil transition and separation points and that recovery from concave curvature is surprisingly slow. Endwall studies show flow visualization on the cascade endwall and the value of a fence on the endwall for rerouting the horseshoe vortex away from the suction wall.
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