Comparative Performance of New Surface Roughness Element and Pin fin in Converging Channel for Gas Turbine Application
Thermal performance of a novel surface roughness element, named as Double 45 Dimple (D45D), is compared with pin-fin element in a converging channel with rectangular cross section and presented. The Surface Roughness Element (SRE) is derived by combining protrusion & dimple in a particular fashion such that area available for transfer of heat increases. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the applicability of D45D element channel for trailing edge channel of a typical nozzle guide vane where typically pin-fin element is used. New cooling configuration of Nozzle Guide Vane (NGV) with D45D element is also proposed. All thermal and flow related results are derived using validated CFD approach with EARSM turbulence model for a typical value of Reynolds number. From this investigation, it is found that D45D element provides remarkable improvement in the averaged as well as heat transfer in local region for the corresponding surface which makes it a candidate for trailing edge channel cooling application.
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