Reynolds stress models are computationally more complex and time consuming but, have the potential of greater accuracy and wider applicability. Turbulent cross flows and film cooling have highly complex characteristics. In this work, we computationally simulated a three-dimensional, separated hole film cooling problem of flow over a flat plate, using Reynolds stress model (RSM) with wall function and zonal (κ-ε)/(κ-ω) turbulence model (shear stress transport model or SST). The Reynolds number of the jet was 4700. Our computational domain included the space above plate plus the film cooling jet channel. In our numerical simulation, the SIMPLE finite volume method with a non-uniform staggered grid was implemented. Our results were compared with Ajersch et al. experimental and numerical work’s (κ-ε turbulence model). Also, they were compared with Keimasi and Taeibi-Rahani’s numerical simulation work (SST turbulence model). Comparison between the measured and computed results show, that RSM/SST turbulence model in our work has better agreement with experimental data in most cases.

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