Detailed film cooling effectiveness distributions are obtained on a flat plate using the pressure sensitive paint (PSP) technique. The effects of average blowing ratio (M = 0.25–1.0) and coolant – to – mainstream density ratio (DR = 1.0–1.4) are evaluated in a low speed wind tunnel with a freestream velocity of 8.5 m/s and a freestream turbulence intensity of 6.8%. The coolant – to – mainstream density ratio is varied by using either nitrogen (DR = 1.0) or argon (DR = 1.4) as the coolant gases. The double hole geometry consists of a row of simple angle (θ = 35°), cylindrical holes coupled with one row of compound angle holes (θ = 45°, β = 50°). With the selected geometry, the compound holes effectively weaken the counter rotating vortex pair formed within the traditional simple angle hole. Therefore, the surface film cooling effectiveness is increased compared to a single row of simple angle film cooling holes. While increasing the blowing ratio decreases the film cooling effectiveness, the severity of the film cooling effectiveness reduction is less than with the single row of holes.

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