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Heat Transfer in a Square Ribbed Channel: Evaluation of Turbulent Heat Transfer Models

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Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery, RWTH Aachen University, 52062 Aachen, Germany
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MAN Energy Solutions SE, 46145 Oberhausen, Germany
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This paper is an extended version of our paper in Proceedings of the 13th European Turbomachinery Conference on Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics ETC13, Lausanne, Switzerland, 8–12 April 2019; Paper No. 42.
Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2019, 4(3), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijtpp4030018
Received: 28 May 2019 / Revised: 3 July 2019 / Accepted: 8 July 2019 / Published: 12 July 2019
This paper presents the results of integral heat transfer measurements taken in a square ribbed cooling channel configuration for evaluating heat transfer and turbulent flow characteristics in convective cooled gas turbine blades and draws a comparison with numerical results. The heated section of the channel is either smooth or equipped with 45 crossed ribs on two opposite walls. The first part of the paper describes the instrumentation and experimental setup in detail. The second part compares the numerical calculations with the experimentally determined results. The turbulent heat transfer is calculated using two common algebraic models and three implemented explicit algebraic models, each time in combination with an explicit algebraic Reynolds stress model. The numerical calculations show that the use of higher-order models for the turbulent heat flux provides a higher accuracy of the heat transfer prediction for both configurations. The best model is able to predict almost all results within the experimental uncertainties. View Full-Text
Keywords: cooling channel; heat transfer; turbulent heat flux cooling channel; heat transfer; turbulent heat flux
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Wörz, B.; Wieler, M.; Dehe, V.; Jeschke, P.; Rabs, M. Heat Transfer in a Square Ribbed Channel: Evaluation of Turbulent Heat Transfer Models. Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2019, 4, 18.

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