Unsteady flow characteristics and viscous flow losses behind multiple rows of circular pin fins in coolant channels

Zeki Ozgur Gokce, Cengiz Camci

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Abstract

This article deals with a computational assessment of 3D viscous flow behind multiple rows of circular pin fins in coolant channels used in gas turbine systems. Unsteady oscillations and turbulent flow characteristics especially near the endwall surfaces generate the much needed heat transfer enhancement that is usually from the walls to the coolant fluid. The current study is about a comprehensive assessment of present day computational fluid dynamics solvers for the enhancement of wall to coolant heat transfer rates. The paper presents details regarding many flow characteristics, including particle streamlines, as well as total pressure, turbulent kinetic energy and hub heat transfer coefficient contours. The endwall fence placed upstream of the cylinder generates a measurable increase in heat transfer rates downstream of the cylinder. The paper also includes a number of suggested ways to enhance endwall heat transfer rates for use in gas turbine cooling configurations and total pressure improvements near the turbine hub endwall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Aerospace Technology; Energy Water Nexus; Globalization of Engineering; Posters
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages11-21
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780791854877
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/11/1111/17/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Gokce, Z. O., & Camci, C. (2011). Unsteady flow characteristics and viscous flow losses behind multiple rows of circular pin fins in coolant channels. In Advances in Aerospace Technology; Energy Water Nexus; Globalization of Engineering; Posters (pp. 11-21). (ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/imece2011-64333