Film-Cooling Prediction on Turbine Blade Tip with Various Film Hole Configurations Academic Article uri icon


  • Different film hole arrangements on the plane and squealer tips of a turbine blade are investigated using a Reynolds stress turbulence model and nonequilibrium wall function. The three film hole configurations considered are 1) the camber arrangement, where the film-cooling holes are located on the mid-camber line of the tips; 2) the upstream arrangement, where the film holes are located upstream of the tip leakage flow and high heat transfer region; and 3) the two-rows arrangement, which is a combination of the camber and upstream arrangements. Calculations were performed first for the nonrotating cases under low inlet/outlet pressure ratio conditions with three different blowing ratios. The predicted heat transfer coefficients are in good agreement with the experimental data, but the film-cooling effectiveness is somewhat overpredicted downstream of the film-holes. Simulations were then performed for the nonrotating and rotating camber line film hole configuration under high inlet/outlet pressure ratio conditions, which are close to engine conditions. It is found that the rotation decreases the plane tip film-cooling effectiveness but only slightly affects the squealer tip film cooling. However, the rotation significantly increases heat transfer coefficient on the shrouds. Copyright © 2006 by the American In stitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, H., Chen, H., & Han, J.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • July 2006