Effects of injection type on slot film cooling for a ramjet combustor

Kwang Hoon Park, Kang Mo Yang, Keon Woo Lee, Hyung Hee Cho, Hee Chul Ham, Ki Young Hwang

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A slot film cooling technique has been used to protect a combustor liner from hot combustion gas. This method has been developed for gas turbine combustors. A ramjet combustor exposed to high temperature can be protected properly with a multi-slot film cooling method. An experimental study has been conducted to investigate the change of the first slot angle under recirculation flow and the influence of wiggle strip within a slot, which affects the film cooling effectiveness. The first slot angle has been changed to understand the effect of the injection angle on the film cooling effectiveness in a recirculation zone. The distribution of dimensionless temperature was obtained by a thermocouple rake to investigate the wiggle strip effect, and the adiabatic film cooling effectiveness on downstream wall was measured by a thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC) method. At the first slot position, the film cooling effectiveness decreases significantly because of the effects of recirculation flow. The lip angle of the first slot affects slightly on the film cooling effectiveness. The wiggle strip reinforces the structure of slot and keeps the uniform open area of slot. However, it induces three dimensional flows and enhances the flow mixing between the main flow and the injected slot flow. Therefore, the wiggle strip decreases slightly the overall film cooling effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1852-1857
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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