Measured pressure distributions, pressure loss coefficients, and surface streamline visualizations are presented for 180 deg turns in smooth, rectangular cross-section channels. The flow geometry models situations that exist in multipass internal cooling of gas turbine engine airfoils. The turn geometry is characterized by parameters W*, the ratio of upstream and downstream channel widths; D*, the nondimensional channel depth; H*, the nondimensional clearance height at the tip of the turn; and R*, the nondimensional corner fillet radius. The present results cover a range of combinations of geometry parameters and Reynolds numbers to aid in prediction of coolant flow rates in present and future cooled airfoil designs.

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