2nd Edition

Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology

By Je-Chin Han, Sandip Dutta, Srinath Ekkad Copyright 2013
    888 Pages 716 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A comprehensive reference for engineers and researchers, Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology, Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect advances in the field made during the past ten years. The second edition retains the format that made the first edition so popular and adds new information mainly based on selected published papers in the open literature.

    See What’s New in the Second Edition:

    • State-of-the-art cooling technologies such as advanced turbine blade film cooling and internal cooling
    • Modern experimental methods for gas turbine heat transfer and cooling research
    • Advanced computational models for gas turbine heat transfer and cooling performance predictions
    • Suggestions for future research in this critical technology

    The book discusses the need for turbine cooling, gas turbine heat-transfer problems, and cooling methodology and covers turbine rotor and stator heat-transfer issues, including endwall and blade tip regions under engine conditions, as well as under simulated engine conditions. It then examines turbine rotor and stator blade film cooling and discusses the unsteady high free-stream turbulence effect on simulated cascade airfoils. From here, the book explores impingement cooling, rib-turbulent cooling, pin-fin cooling, and compound and new cooling techniques. It also highlights the effect of rotation on rotor coolant passage heat transfer.

    Coverage of experimental methods includes heat-transfer and mass-transfer techniques, liquid crystal thermography, optical techniques, as well as flow and thermal measurement techniques. The book concludes with discussions of governing equations and turbulence models and their applications for predicting turbine blade heat transfer and film cooling, and turbine blade internal cooling.

    Need for Turbine Blade Cooling
    Turbine-Cooling Technology
    Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Issues
    Structure of the Book
    Review Articles and Book Chapters on Turbine Cooling and Heat Transfer
    New Information from 2000 to 2010

    Turbine Heat Transfer
    Turbine-Stage Heat Transfer
    Cascade Vane Heat-Transfer Experiments
    Cascade Blade Heat Transfer
    Airfoil Endwall Heat Transfer
    Turbine Rotor Blade Tip Heat Transfer
    Leading-Edge Region Heat Transfer
    Flat-Surface Heat Transfer
    New Information from 2000 to 2010
    2.10 Closure

    Turbine Film Cooling
    Film Cooling on Rotating Turbine Blades
    Film Cooling on Cascade Vane Simulations
    Film Cooling on Cascade Blade Simulations
    Film Cooling on Airfoil Endwalls
    Turbine Blade Tip Film Cooling
    Leading-Edge Region Film Cooling
    Flat-Surface Film Cooling
    Discharge Coefficients of Turbine Cooling Holes
    3.10 Film-Cooling Effects on Aerodynamic Losses
    3.11 New Information from 2000 to 2010
    3.12 Closure

    Turbine Internal Cooling
    Jet Impingement Cooling
    Rib-Turbulated Cooling
    Pin-Fin Cooling
    Compound and New Cooling Techniques
    New Information from 2000 to 2010

    Turbine Internal Cooling with Rotation
    Rotational Effects on Cooling
    Smooth-Wall Coolant Passage
    Heat Transfer in a Rib-Turbulated Rotating CoolantPassage
    Effect of Channel Orientation with Respect to the RotationDirection on Both Smooth and Ribbed Channels
    Effect of Channel Cross Section on Rotating Heat Transfer
    Different Proposed Correlation to Relate the Heat Transferwith Rotational Effects
    Heat-Mass-Transfer Analogy and Detail Measurements
    Rotation Effects on Smooth-Wall Impingement Cooling
    Rotational Effects on Rib-Turbulated Wall ImpingementCooling
    New Information from 2000 to 2010

    Experimental Methods
    Heat-Transfer Measurement Techniques
    Mass-Transfer Analogy Techniques
    Liquid Crystal Thermography
    Flow and Thermal Field Measurement Techniques
    New Information from 2000 to 2010

    Numerical Modeling
    Governing Equations and Turbulence Models
    Numerical Prediction of Turbine Heat Transfer
    Numerical Prediction of Turbine Film Cooling
    Numerical Prediction of Turbine Internal Cooling
    New Information from 2000 to 2010

    Final Remarks
    Turbine Heat Transfer and Film Cooling
    Turbine Internal Cooling with Rotation
    Turbine Edge Heat Transfer and Cooling
    New Information from 2000 to 2010


    Je-Chin Han is presently Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Endowed Chair and Director of the Turbine Heat Transfer Laboratory at Texas A&M University.

    Srinath Ekkad is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech University.

    Dr. Dutta is an affiliate of General Electric Energy.

    "… the book is a researchers and designers delight with a variety of relevant references which can be used for further research or new designs. The book remains unparalleled from its first edition onwards in the Gas Turbine Heat Transfer area."
    —Dr. S.Kishore Kumar, Turbomachinery Design and Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore, India

    Praise for the Previous Edition
    "Aimed mainly at practicing engineers and researchers, this excellent reference source places the main emphasis on cooling technologies for gas turbine engines..."
    Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 66, No. 9, September 2001

    "The present volume serves as an excellent guide...probably no other has the present book's coherence and uniform excellence...A well-written volume by highly acknowledged and excellent researchers...It is sure to be the standard to which others will refer..."
    R.J. Goldstein, University of Minnesota, AIAA Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, February 2002