Coupling of Volumetric Flowfield and Surface Effectiveness Measurements for Flat-Plate Film Cooling With Cylindrical Holes Using Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry and Pressure-Sensitive Paint Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractIn this study, a series of time-averaged tomographic particle image velocimetry (TPIV) measurements are completed for simple angle, cylindrical film cooling holes on a flat plate with an inclination angle of 30 deg and a diameter of 4 mm. The flat plate is installed in a low-speed wind tunnel with a mainstream turbulence intensity of Tu=8% and an average velocity of 21.6 m/s. The blowing ratios of the jet range from M = 0.3 to M = 1.5, and the density ratio of the jet is fixed at DR = 1. The Reynolds number of the cooling jet varies from 1700 to 8400. The repeatability and accuracy of the tomographic particle imaging velocimetry (TPIV) measurements are compared against the results obtained by other flowfield measurement techniques. The results of the TPIV measurements are presented in velocity and vorticity iso-surface distributions in 3D, as well as 2D planar slices of velocity, vorticity, turbulence intensity, and Reynolds Stress distributions within the measurement volume. The characteristics of the flowfield are coupled with the detailed film cooling effectiveness distribution obtained using the pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) technique. An inverse relation among volumetric turbulence accumulation (TA) and surface film effectiveness, , can be correlated.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, H., & Wright, L. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Hanlin||Wright, Lesley M

publication date

  • June 2023