Unsteady Simulations for an Advanced-Louver Cooling Scheme Conference Paper uri icon


  • The performance of a louver cooling scheme on a flat plate was analyzed using Detached Eddy Simulation. It was assumed that the louver cooling scheme was tested in a wind tunnel with the mainstream flow velocity of 20 m/s, equivalent to a Reynolds number of 16200 based on the jet diameter. Turbulence closure was achieved by a Realizable k- based DES turbulence model. Solutions of two blowing ratios of 0.5 and 1 were successfully obtained by running parallel on 16 nodes on a computer cluster. The instantaneous flow fields were found to be highly unsteady and oscillatory in nature. It is shown that the fluctuations in the adiabatic effectiveness are mainly caused by the spanwise fluctuation of the coolant jet and the unsteady vortical structures created by the interaction of the jet and the mainstream.

name of conference

  • Volume 6: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C

published proceedings

  • Volume 6: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, C., Kim, S. I., & Hassan, I. G.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Chad X-Z||Kim, Sung In||Hassan, Ibrahim G

publication date

  • January 2008