This paper reports on the validation of the assumption of quasisteady behavior of pulsating cooling injection in the near hole flow region. The respective experimental data are taken in a flat plate wind tunnel at ETH Zürich. The facility simulates the film cooling row flow field on the pressure side of a turbine blade. Engine representative nondimensionals are achieved, providing a faithful model at a larger scale. Heating the free stream air and strongly cooling the coolant gives the required density ratio between coolant and free-stream. The coolant is injected with different frequency and amplitude. The three-dimensional velocities are recorded using nonintrusive PIV, and seeding is provided for both air streams. Two different cylindrical hole geometries are studied, with different angles. Blowing ratio is varied over a range to simulate pressure side film cooling. The general flow field, the jet trajectory, and the streamwise circulation are utilized in the validation of the quasisteady assumption.
Experimental Validation of Quasisteady Assumption in Modeling of Unsteady Film-Cooling
Bernsdorf, S., Rose, M. G., and Abhari, R. S. (January 28, 2008). "Experimental Validation of Quasisteady Assumption in Modeling of Unsteady Film-Cooling." ASME. J. Turbomach. January 2008; 130(1): 011022. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2720878
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