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High-resolution heat transfer measurements on a rotating turbine endwall with infrared thermography

Ostrowski, T. ; Schiffer, H.-P. (2024)
High-resolution heat transfer measurements on a rotating turbine endwall with infrared thermography.
In: Measurement Science and Technology, 2021, 32 (12)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00020468
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: High-resolution heat transfer measurements on a rotating turbine endwall with infrared thermography
Language: English
Date: 9 January 2024
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2021
Place of primary publication: Bristol
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal or Publication Title: Measurement Science and Technology
Volume of the journal: 32
Issue Number: 12
Collation: 15 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020468
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Computational thermo-fluid dynamics in the field of turbo machinery research tend to account for transient interaction mechanisms to predict the convective heat transfer within the hot gas path. In this context, the rotor hub side endwall region of the high pressure turbine depicts an object of interest as the near wall flow field may be dominated by rotating flow structures emerging from the disc space cavities. The validation of the applied numerical tools rely on experimental heat transfer setups reproducing such transient boundary conditions. This paper describes an experimental approach to quantify the heat transfer coefficient and the adiabatic wall temperature on the rotating endwall of a large scale test turbine. The wall heat flux distribution in a thin film isolator coated to a well conducting support structure is quantified for a series of quasi-isothermal boundary conditions. A high-resolution infrared camera is used to capture triggered thermograms of the rotating surface. Distributed thermocouples in the base body serve as reference points for camera calibration and to deduce the temperature distribution at the interface to the isolator. The calibration is in-situ and includes the pixel-wise quantification of uncertainties in the surface temperatures. An advanced linear fit approach is applied to derive the unknown adiabatic quantities and their uncertainties. For the examined operating point with a rim seal purge flow rate of 1% the random part of the relative measurement uncertainty is clearly below 10% for the heat transfer coefficient and below 5% for the adiabatic wall temperature. As the evaluation algorithm is designed to consider covariances between the thermocouple and infrared readings, the surface wall heat flux can be evaluated for every single infrared image.

Uncontrolled Keywords: infrared thermography, moving objects, axial turbine, heat transfer coefficient, film cooling effectiveness, linear regression, combined uncertainty
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-204680
Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion (GLR)
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2024 10:34
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024 10:55
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/20468
PPN: 515972452
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