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2nd Edition

Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology

ISBN 9781439855683
Published November 27, 2012 by CRC Press
887 Pages 716 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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