Film cooling performances of two kinds of converging slot-hole (console) with different exit-entry area ratios have been measured using a new transient liquid crystal measurement technique which can process the nonuniform initial wall temperature. Four momentum ratios are tested. The film cooling effectiveness distribution features are similar for the two consoles under all the momentum ratios. Consoles with smaller exit-entry area ratio produce higher cooling effectiveness. And the laterally averaged cooling effectiveness results show that the best momentum ratio for both consoles’ film cooling effectiveness distribution is around 2. For both consoles, the heat transfer in the midspan region is stronger than that in the hole centerline region in the upstream, but gradually becomes weaker as flowing downstream. With the momentum ratio increasing, the normalized heat transfer coefficient h/ho of both consoles increases. In the upstream, heat transfer coefficient of console with small exit-entry area ratio is higher. But in the downstream, the jets’ turbulence and the couple vortices play notable elevating effect on the heat transfer coefficient for large exit-entry area ratio case, especially under small momentum ratios. Consoles with smaller exit-entry area ratio provide better thermal protection because of higher cooling effectiveness. And the distributions of heat flux ratio are similar with those of cooling effectiveness because the influence of η on q/q0 is larger. For the consoles, smaller exit-entry area ratios produce lower discharge coefficients when the pressure variation caused by the hole shaped is regarded as flow resistant.

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