Aerodynamic and Heat Transfer Simulation of Cooling Turbine Blade with Different Tips
This paper studies the aerodynamic and heat transfer influence of tip structures for cooling turbine blade. Four blades with different tip features are discussed, and coupling aerodynamic and heat transfer method is used to accomplish the simulation. The results show that squealer tip can greatly reduce the heat transfer between tip surface and high temperature gas, and also it reduces tip leakage, to some extent. That’s because it exists obviously eddy near the tip surface. Tip injection holes can cool the tip surface effectively, and it will greatly reduce the temperature of tip surface. However, injection holes improve tip leakage slightly.
K. H. Yu et al., "Aerodynamic and Heat Transfer Simulation of Cooling Turbine Blade with Different Tips", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 443-444, pp. 763-767, 2012