The local film-cooling produced by a row of jets on a gas turbine blade is measured by a mass transfer technique. The density of the secondary fluid is from 0.75 to two times that of the mainflow and the range of the mass flux ratio is from 0.2 to three. The effect of blade-wall curvature on the film-cooling effectiveness is very significant. On the convex wall, a near tangential jet is pushed towards the wall by the static pressure force around the jet. For a small momentum flux ratio, this results in a higher effectiveness compared with that on a flat wall. At a large momentum flux ratio, however, the jet tends to move away from the curved wall because of the effect of inertia of the jet resulting in a smaller effectiveness on the convex wall. On the concave wall, the effects of curvature are the reverse of those described for the convex wall.

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