Two-phase transpiration is shown to possess considerable potential for gas turbine cooling. In this concept, water fed into a porous component boils within the wall. The resulting steam issues from the hot surface forming the transpiration film. A model for the performance of such a system is developed. Assuming constant properties and a linear reduction of Stanton number with transpiration rate, closed-form solutions are obtained. The governing dimensionless parameters are identified, the system behavior predicted, and the modes of operation delineated. Those are defined as two-phase, partially-flooded, and completely-flooded modes. At low values of a certain “modified Peclet number,” the two-phase mode is unstable and the system tends to flood. Large values of this parameter indicate stable, well-regulated behavior. Discussions on gas turbine applications are presented. A typical numerical example is given in the Appendix.

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