Assessment of reynolds-averaged turbulence models for prediction of the flow and heat transfer in an inlet vane-endwall passage

Hugo D. Pasinato, Kyle Squires, Ramendra P. Rov

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Abstract

Assessment of Reynolds-averaged turbulence models for prediction of the flow and heat transfer in an inlet vane-endwall passage is discussed. Predictions of the flow and thermal fields in an inlet vane passage are obtained via solution of the incompressible Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. For all of the models, the turbulent heat flux was closed using a constant turbulent Prandtl number of 0.9. Flow visualizations from the computations show that in the regions with relatively high cooling effectiveness, fluid temperatures are near that of the secondary air.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-315
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Volume126
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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