Trailing edge cooling of a gas turbine blade with perforated blockages with inclined holes

Heeyoon Chung, Jun Su Park, Ho Seong Sohn, Dong Ho Rhee, Hyung Hee Cho

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An improved hole array to enhance the cooling performance of a perforated blockage was proposed in this paper. The internal passage in the trailing region of the blade was modeled as a wide square channel with three parallel blockages. Various configurations of perforated blockages were tested with a fixed Reynolds number based on the channel hydraulic diameter. The baseline design had holes positioned along the centerline of the blockage in the lateral direction, and the array pattern, hole size, and hole direction were manipulated to enhance the cooling performance. Experiments were performed to obtain information on heat transfer and pressure loss. A naphthalene sublimation method was adopted to obtain detailed heat transfer distributions on the surfaces, using the correlation between heat and mass transfer. The pressure was measured at several points to evaluate the pressure loss. The proposed inclined hole array showed noticeably improved cooling performance, as much as 50% higher than the conventional configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the aerospace research program (KA00157) of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the human resources development program (No.20134030200200) of the Korean Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP). Those programs are funded by the Korean government Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. This paper was originally presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine technical conference and Exposition (GT2013-95445).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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