Effects of combustor exit temperature profile on adiabatic effectiveness of leakage flow film cooling over an axisymmetric endwall

Yuh Yen Seah, Ryan Erickson, Terrence W Simon, Hee Koo Moon, Luzeng Zhang

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Abstract

The effects of a representative combustor exit temperature profile on leakage flow film cooling effectiveness were experimentally documented. This was done in a stationary, linear blade row cascade with an axisymmetric blade platform of dolphin-nose-shape. Endwall adiabatic film cooling effectiveness distributions and near-endwall passage thermal fields are documented. Results from the case with a representative combustor exit temperature profile are compared to those with other combustor exit temperature profiles including a base case with a uniform temperature distribution. All cases were done in the same facility over a range of disk cavity leakage flow rates. This study quantifies the sensitivity of endwall film cooling due to coolant in the leakage flow and in the approach flow to the shape of the combustor exit temperature profile. The results indicate that leakage flow film cooling effectiveness is significantly lower with a well-mixed (uniform temperature) combustor exit temperature profile than in cases in which the combustor exit temperature distribution is strongly variable. That is, it is demonstrated that combustor cooling flow aids endwall protection considerably. It is also shown that leakage flow has only a mild influence over the endwall cooling that can be attributed to coolant in the approach flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME Turbo Expo 2013
Subtitle of host publicationTurbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2013
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2013
EventASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2013 - San Antonio, Tx, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2013Jun 7 2013

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OtherASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, Tx
Period6/3/136/7/13

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