Effects of high freestream turbulence levels and length scales on stator vane heat transfer

R. W. Radornsky, K. A. Thole

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Abstract

Gaining a good understanding of how high freestream turbulence augments heat transfer is important for predicting thermal loadings for turbine blades and vanes. This study was aimed at documenting the surface heat transfer and the highly turbulent flowfield around a stator vane. The effects of turbulence levels between 11% and 24% were studied. At the highest turbulence level, two different Reynolds numbers (Reex = 6 × 105 and 1.2 × 106) and two different length scales were also studied. Threecomponent laser Doppler velocimeter measurements of the velocity fluctuations indicated that downstream of the active grid there was an initial decay of the turbulent kinetic energy which then leveled off at about one leading edge radius upstream of the vane. Inside the vane passage the turbulent kinetic energy increased slightly and then decayed through the passage. The surface heat transfer showed the largest augmentations on the pressure side of the vane with higher augmentations at higher turbulence levels, smaller length scales, and higher Reynolds numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791878651
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
EventASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1998 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jun 2 1998Jun 5 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume4

Other

OtherASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1998
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period6/2/986/5/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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