DOI: 15, 2021Proceedings Paper

Numerical Investigation of Effects of Blockage, Inclination Angle and Hole-Size on Film Cooling Effectiveness at Concave Surface

Wei-dong XiaFu-qiang Wang


Film-hole can be often blocked by the thermal-barrier coatings (TBC) spraying, resulting in the variations of film cooling performance and pressure loss. In this work, a numerical study of the effect of blockage ratio on the film cooling effectiveness of inclined cylindrical-holes was carried out on a concave surface to simulate the airfoil pressure side. Three typical blowing ratios (BRs) of 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 were chosen at an engine-similar density ratio (DR) of 2.0. Two common inclination angles of 30° and 45° were designed. The blockage ratios were adjusted from 0 to 20%. The results indicated that the blockage near the trailing edge of hole-exit could enhance the penetration of film cooling flow to the mainstream. Thus, the averaged effectiveness and coolant coverage area were reduced. Moreover, the pressure loss inside of hole was increased. With the increase of BR, the decrement of film cooling effectiveness caused by blockage rapidly enhanced. At BR = 1.5, the decrement could be acquired up to 70% for a blockage ratio of 20%. The decrement of film cooling effectiveness caused by blockage was nearly non-sensitive to the injection angle; however, the larger injection angle could generate the higher increment of pressure lo...Continue Reading

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