Numerical Prediction of Film Cooling and Heat Transfer With Different Film-Hole Arrangements on the Plane and Squealer Tip of a Gas Turbine Blade Conference Paper uri icon


  • The blade tip is one area that experiences high heat transfer due to the strong tip leakage flow. One of the common methods is to apply film cooling on tip to reduce the heat load. To get a better film cooling, different arrangements of film holes on the plane and squealer tips have been numerically studied with the Reynolds stress turbulence model and non-equilibrium wall function. The present study investigated three types of film-hole arrangements: 1) the camber arrangement: the film cooling holes are located on the mid-camber line of tips, 2) the upstream arrangement: the film holes are located upstream of the tip leakage flow and high heat transfer region, and 3) two rows arrangement: the camber and upstream arrangements are combined under the same amount of coolant. In addition, three different blowing ratios (M = 0.5, 1 and 1.5), are evaluated for film cooling effectiveness and heat transfer coefficient. The predicted heat transfer coefficients are in good agreement with the experimental data, but the film cooling effectiveness is over predicted on the blade tips.

name of conference

  • Volume 3: Turbo Expo 2004

published proceedings

  • Volume 3: Turbo Expo 2004

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, H., Chen, H., & Han, J.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Huitao||Chen, Hamn-Ching||Han, Je-Chin

publication date

  • January 2004