Further studies of turbulence structure resulting from interactions between embedded vortices and wall jets at high blowing ratios
Doner, William D.
Subramanian, Chelakara S.
Ligrani, Phillip M.
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Interactions of wall jets and vortices embedded in turbulent layers commonly occur near gas turbine blades and endwalls where film cooling is employed. These interactions frequently result in undesirable heat transfer effects at blade and endwall surfaces. In this study, a crossed hot-wire probe is used to measure the turbulence structure resulting from this type of interaction. The vortex is generated using a half delta-wing vortex generator mounted at 12 degrees with respect to a 10 m/s mean velocity flow over a flat plate. A single injection hole, 0.95 cm in diameter, inclined 30 degrees to the horizontal, is positioned 59.3 cm downstream of the vortex generator. The vortex generator is positioned so that vortex upwash or downwash could be located over the injection hole. Streamwise development of the turbulent boundary layer was investigated for the following cases: (1) boundary layer with jet only (m = 1.5), and (2) boundary layer with vortex only. Measurement of interaction between the boundary layer, vortex upwash, and the wall jet was made at one station with various blowing ratios. At low blowing ratios (m = 0.5 and 1.5) the vortex dominates the flow. Significant alterations to the turbulent structure are seen in the Reynolds stress components, vorticity distributions and mean velocities. At higher blowing ratios (m = 2.5 and 3.5) the jet dominates the flow, the vortex is blown away from the wall, and its turbulence effects are dispersed over a larger area.
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