Effect of mainstream velocity on the heat transfer coefficient of gas turbine blade tips

Jin Young Jeong, Woojun Kim, Jae Su Kwak, Byung Ju Lee, Jin Taek Chung

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This study experimentally investigated the effects of cascade inlet velocity on the distribution and the level of the heat transfer coefficient on a gas turbine blade tip. The tests were conducted in a transient turbine test facility at Korea Aerospace University, and three cascade inlet velocities—30, 60, and 90 m/s—were considered. The heat transfer coefficient was measured using the transient IR camera technique with a linear regression method, and both the squealer and plane tips were investigated. The results showed that the overall averaged heat transfer coefficient was generally proportional to the inlet velocity. As the inlet velocity is increased from 30 m/s to 60 m/s and 90 m/s, the heat transfer coefficient increased by 11.4% and 25.0% for plane tip, and 26.6% and 64.1% for squealer tip, respectively. However, the heat transfer coefficient near the leading edge of the squealer tip and the reattachment region of the plane tip was greatly affected by the cascade inlet velocity. Therefore, heat transfer experiments for a gas turbine blade tip should be performed under engine simulating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7968
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 1


  • Blade tip
  • Gas turbine
  • Heat transfer
  • High speed condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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