In this work, a numerical study has been performed to simulate the heat transfer and fluid flow in a transonic high-pressure turbine stator vane passage. Four turbulence models (the Spalart-Allmaras model, the low-Reynolds-number realizable k-ε model, the shear-stress transport (SST) k-ω model and the v2-f model) are used in order to assess the capability of the models to predict the heat transfer and pressure distributions. The simulations are performed using the FLUENT commercial software package, but also two other codes, the in-house code VolSol and the commercial code CFX are used for comparison with FLUENT results. The results of the three-dimensional simulations are compared with experimental heat transfer and aerodynamic results available for the so-called MT1 turbine stage. It is observed that the predictions of the vane pressure field agree well with experimental data, and that the pressure distribution along the profile is not strongly affected by choice of turbulence model. It is also shown that the v2-f model yields the best agreement with the measurements. None of the tested models are able to predict transition correctly.

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