The experimental investigation of adiabatic film cooling effectiveness is carried out on a flat plates with 4:1 scaled up hole geometries, similar to that of typical turbine nozzle guide vane film cooling holes. Under this study, three flat plate models are considered with the two rows of holes having circular, fan and laidback fan shapes arranged in a staggered manner. These flat plate models are generated using solid works design software and fabricated using low thermal conductivity nylon based material using RPT technique. The mass flow results indicated the average nominal coefficient of discharge for the cooling holes as 0.71, for all these three models based on the inlet hole area and length of the holes. The laterally averaged adiabatic film cooling effectiveness is found along the stream wise direction at a density ratio of 1.62 by varying the blowing ratio in the range of 0.5 to 2.5. The surface temperatures of the test models are captured using the infrared camera, to evaluate the film cooling effectiveness. The experimentally evaluated results shows that, there is no increase in cooling effectiveness for the blowing ratio of 2.0 to 2.5 in the stream wise direction up to the X/d of 25 and there is a marginal increase above the X/d of 25 in the cases of these type of two row circular and Fan shaped hole models. Where as in the Laidback fan shaped hole model, the increase in cooling effectiveness is found significant up to the blowing ratio of 2.5 in the considered range. From the comparative results of adiabatic film cooling effectiveness of these three models, the laidback fan shaped hole model shows the higher film cooling effectiveness than the circular and fan shaped holes model at all the considered blowing ratios.

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