Local mass (heat) transfer distribution over the concave surface of a turbine blade

Ping Hei Chen, Richard J. Goldstein

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Abstract

This paper presents mass transfer results over the concave surface of a turbine blade using a naphthalene sublimation technique. An automated data acquisition system was employed to investigate the local mass transfer coefficient over a simulated turbine blade in a planar cascade. Results show a large variation along the spanwise direction in the local mass transfer distribution even in the two-dimensional flow region, possibly due to the effect of Taylor vortices. The average mass transfer distribution over the measured span has a sharp decrease in the leading edge region and a rapid increase during both the reattachment of the boundary layer flow and the trailing edge. A comparison with an earlier study using a direct heat transfer method is made and shows good agreement in the general trend of the heat transfer distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1990

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