Pin fin arrays are employed as an effective means for heat transfer enhancement in the internal passages of a gas turbine blade, specifically in the blade's trailing edge. Various shapes of the pin itself have been used in such arrays. In this study, oblong pin fins are investigated whereby their long axis is perpendicular to the flow direction. Heat transfer measurements were taken at the pin midspan with unheated endwalls to isolate the pin heat transfer. Results show important differences in the heat transfer patterns between a pin in the first row and a pin in the third row. In the third row, wider spanwise spacing allows for two peaks in heat transfer over the pin surface. Additionally, closer streamwise spacing leads to consistently higher heat transfer for the same spanwise spacing. Due to the blunt orientation of the pins, the peak in heat transfer occurs off the stagnation point.
Heat Transfer Measurements of Oblong Pins
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY. Manuscript received July 14, 2014; final manuscript received October 28, 2014; published online December 23, 2014. Editor: Ronald S. Bunker.
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Kirsch, K. L., and Thole, K. A. (July 1, 2015). "Heat Transfer Measurements of Oblong Pins." ASME. J. Turbomach. July 2015; 137(7): 071004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4029124
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