Chu, Hung-Chieh 1979- (2012-12). Numerical Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Internal Multi-Pass Cooling Channel within Gas Turbine Blade. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • Results from numerical simulation were performed to study flow and heat transfer in two types of rotating multi-pass cooling channels. Second moment closure model was used to solve flow in domain generated from Chimera method. The first type was a four-pass channel with two different inlet settings. The main flowing channel was rectangular channel (AR=2:1) with hydraulic diameter (Dh ) equals to 2/3 inch (16.9 mm). The first and fourth channel were set as different aspect ratio (AR=2:1; AR=1:1). Reynolds number (Re) used in this part was 10,000. The rotating angle was set as 90 degrees. The density ratio was set as 0.115. The rotation number varied from 0.0 to 0.22. It was showed that inlet effect only caused influence to flow and heat transfer in first two passages. The second type was a four-pass channel with/without addition of vane in smooth turn portion. The main flowing channel was rectangular channel (AR=2:1) with hydraulic diameter (Dh) equals to 2/3 inch. The first and fourth passages were set to be square duct (AR=1:1). The Reynolds number (Re) used in this part was 20,000. Three rotation numbers were set here (Ro=0.0; Ro=0.2; Ro=0.4). The density ratio and rotating angle varied from 0.12 to 0.32 and from 45 degrees to 90 degrees respectively. According to numerical results, it was revealed that the addition of vane in smooth turn portion did not cause influence to part before it. However, it caused significant influence to flow and heat transfer in smooth turn portion and part after it.
  • Results from numerical simulation were performed to study flow and heat transfer in two types of rotating multi-pass cooling channels. Second moment closure model was used to solve flow in domain generated from Chimera method.

    The first type was a four-pass channel with two different inlet settings. The main flowing channel was rectangular channel (AR=2:1) with hydraulic diameter (Dh ) equals to 2/3 inch (16.9 mm). The first and fourth channel were set as different aspect ratio (AR=2:1; AR=1:1). Reynolds number (Re) used in this part was 10,000. The rotating angle was set as 90 degrees. The density ratio was set as 0.115. The rotation number varied from 0.0 to 0.22. It was showed that inlet effect only caused influence to flow and heat transfer in first two passages.

    The second type was a four-pass channel with/without addition of vane in smooth turn portion. The main flowing channel was rectangular channel (AR=2:1) with hydraulic diameter (Dh) equals to 2/3 inch. The first and fourth passages were set to be square duct (AR=1:1). The Reynolds number (Re) used in this part was 20,000. Three rotation numbers were set here (Ro=0.0; Ro=0.2; Ro=0.4). The density ratio and rotating angle varied from 0.12 to 0.32 and from 45 degrees to 90 degrees respectively. According to numerical results, it was revealed that the addition of vane in smooth turn portion did not cause influence to part before it. However, it caused significant influence to flow and heat transfer in smooth turn portion and part after it.

publication date

  • December 2012