Heat Transfer, Pressure Drop, and Mass Flow Rate in Pin Fin Channels With Long and Short Trailing Edge Ejection Holes Conference Paper uri icon


  • Experiments have been conducted to study the turbulent heat transfer and friction characteristics in pin fin channels with small trailing edge ejection holes that are commonly found in modern internally-cooled turbine airfoils. The main objective of the investigation is to examine the effects of varying the length and the configuration of the trailing edge ejection holes on the overall heat transfer, the overall pressure drop, the local pressure distribution, and the local mass flow rate distribution in the pin fin channel. The staggered pin fin array (L/D equals 1. 0, X/D equals S/D equals 2. 5) in the test channel has fifteen rows of three pins. The diameter of the ejection holes is one-half the diameter of the pins. There are thirty or twenty-three ejection holes on one of the side walls of the test channel and six similar ejection holes at the radial flow exit. Experimental results are obtained for two trailing edge ejection hole lengths, four ejection hole configurations, and Reynolds numbers between 10,000 and 60,000.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Turbomachinery

author list (cited authors)

  • Lau, S. C., Han, J. C., & Batten, T.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Lau, SC||Han, JC||Batten, T

publication date

  • April 1989