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Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology

2nd Edition

By Je-Chin Han, Sandip Dutta, Srinath Ekkad

CRC Press

887 pages | 716 B/W Illus.

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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.


"… 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

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



About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics