Interaction of Flow and Film-Cooling Effectiveness Between Double-Jet Film-Cooling Holes With Various Spanwise Distances Conference Paper uri icon


  • The interaction of flow and film-cooling effectiveness between jets of double-jet film-cooling (DJFC) holes on a flat plate is studied experimentally. The time-averaged secondary flow field in several axial positions (X/d = 2.0, 1.0, and 5.0) is obtained through a seven-hole probe. The downstream film-cooling effectiveness on the flat plate is achieved by Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP). The inclination angle () of all holes is 35, and the compound angle () is 45. Effects of spanwise distance (p = 0, 0.5d, 1.0d, 1.5d, 2.0d) between the two interacting jets of DJFC holes are studied while streamwise distance (s) is kept as 3d. The blowing ratio (M) varies as 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0. The density ratio (DR) is maintained at 1.0. Results show that the interaction between two jets of DJFC holes has different effects for different spanwise distance. For a small spanwise distance (p/d = 0), the interaction between jets presents a pressing effect. The downstream jet is pressed down and kept attached to the surface by the upstream one. The effectiveness is not sensitive to blowing ratios. For mid spanwise distances (p/d = 0.5 and 1.0), the anti-kidney vortex pair dominates the interaction, and pushes both of the jets down, thus leads to better coolant coverage and higher effectiveness. As spanwise distance becomes larger (p/d1.5), the pressing effect almost disappears, and the anti-kidney vortex pair effect is weaker. The jets separate from each other and the coolant coverage decreases. At higher blowing ratio, the interaction between the two jets of DJFC holes moves more downstream.

name of conference

  • Volume 5C: Heat Transfer

published proceedings

  • Volume 5C: Heat Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Yao, J., Xu, J., Zhang, K. e., Lei, J., & Wright, L. M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Yao, Jiaxu||Xu, Jin||Zhang, Ke||Lei, Jiang||Wright, Lesley M

publication date

  • June 2017