Ceramic Matrix Composite is a woven material characterized by a significant level of surface waviness of 35–60μm and surface roughness of 5–6μm. To be implemented in a future gas turbine engine they will be cooled traditionally to increase power and efficiency. To analyze the CMC surface effects on heat transfer rate, an impinging circular jet on a simulated CMC surface is studied experimentally and the CMC surface is represented by a high resolution CNC machined surface. The test parameters are jet to plate distance of 7 jet diameters, oblique impingement angles of 45° and 90° and Reynolds numbers of 11,000 to 35,000. The test surface is broken down into constant temperature segments, and individual segment Nusselt number is determined and plotted for the various impingement cases studied. Area-Averaged results show negligible changes in average Nusselt number as compared to the hydrodynamically smooth surface. The impact of the CMC surface feature is negligible compared to the uncertainty in heat transfer coefficient, and therefore traditional design tools can be utilized.

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