The pulsation of film cooling jets in turbines is driven by the near hole pressure fluctuation caused by the deterministic interaction of stator/rotor blade rows. Jet pulsation is characterized by the coolant near hole reduced frequency Ωc and the pulsation amplitude coefficient Ψ. The fluctuation of the near hole pressure is simulated by setting a time-varying signal of static pressure for the outlet boundary condition of a film-cooled flat plate configuration. It is observed that the fluctuation of the near hole pressure influences the blowing ratio, hence the thermal protection downstream of the injection site. For a low mean blowing ratio (BR¯=0.75), low-medium pulsation frequencies (Ωc0.10) are found to be slightly detrimental to the thermal protection versus a steady injection. On the contrary, for high pulsation frequencies (Ωc0.17), the thermal protection becomes better due to periodic jet disintegration into the wall surface caused by a higher level of transverse kinetic energy of the jet pulse. In addition, the overlapping of jet pulses appears to help the constant temporal spreading of coolant over the wall surface. For a higher mean blowing ratio (BR¯=1.25), jet pulsation enhances lift-off so that the thermal protection is, in general, worse compared to a steady injection. Overall, the range of jet pulsation presented in this study affects moderately the thermal protection of the downstream surface.

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