The accurate prediction of heat transfer coefficients on cooled gas turbine blades requires consideration of various influence parameters. The present study continues previous work with special efforts to determine the separate effects of each of several parameters important in turbine flow. Heat transfer and boundary layer measurements were performed along a cooled flat plate with various freestream turbulence levels (Tu = 1.6−11 percent), pressure gradients (k = 0−6 × 10−6), and cooling intensities (Tw/T = 1.0−0.53). Whereas the majority of previously available results were obtained from adiabatic or only slightly heated surfaces, the present study is directed mainly toward application on highly cooled surfaces as found in gas turbine engines.

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