The Effect of Vortex Shedding in Film-Cooling Processes

Zhi ya Chen, Jie min Zhan, Chi wai Li, Wen qing Hu, Ye jun Gong

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Film cooling using coolant jets is effective for increasing the cooling effectiveness of turbines. In the present study, large eddy simulation was employed for predicting small-scale vortices in the film-cooling process with different blowing ratios (BRs). The counter-rotating vortex pair (CRVP) was compared with the hairpin vortex, and results indicated the CRVP was the cross section of hairpin vortex. The results of a spectral analysis indicated a high correlation between the shedding period of the CRVP and the film-cooling effectiveness, and the dominant frequencies of the temperature and vorticity spectra were both identical to the shedding frequency of the CRVP when BR is less than 0.75. Furthermore, a higher shedding frequency of CRVP will suck the hot cross-flow into the core region more frequently, which will lead to a worse film-cooling effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHeat Transfer Engineering
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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