As a gas turbine entry temperature (TET) increases, thermal loading on first stage blades increases too and therefore, a variety of cooling techniques and thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are used to maintain the blade temperature within the acceptable limits. In this work a multi-block three dimensional Navier-Stokes commercial turbomachinery oriented CFD-code has been used to compute steady state conjugated heat transfer (CHT) on the blade suction and pressure coated sides of a rotating first inter-stage (nozzle and bucket) with cooling holes of a 60 MW Gas turbine. A Spallart Allmaras model was used for modeling the turbulence. Convection and radiation were modeled for a super alloy blade with and without TBC. The CFD simulations were configured with a mesh domain of nozzle and bucket inter-stage in order to predict the fluid parameters at inlet and outlet of bucket for validate with turbine inter-stage parameter data test of gas turbine manufacturer. The effects of blade surface temperature changes were simulated with both configurations coated and uncoated blades.

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