In order to study the effect of cross-flow directions of an internal coolant on film cooling performance, the discharge coefficients and film cooling effectiveness with one inlet and double outlet hole injections were simulated. The numerical results show that two different cross-flow directions of the coolant cause the same decrease in the discharge coefficients as that in the case of supplying coolant by a plenum. The different proportion of the mass flow out of the two outlets of the film hole results in different values of the film cooling effectiveness for three different cases of coolant supplies. The film cooling effectiveness is the highest for the case of supplying coolant by the plenum. At a lower blowing ratio of 1.0, the film cooling effectiveness with coolant injection from the right entrance of the passage is higher than that from the left entrance of the passage. At a higher blowing ratio of 2.0, the opposite result is found.
Li, G., Wu, C., Zhang, W., Kou, Z., & Peng, D. (2012). Effect of cross-flow direction of coolant on film cooling effectiveness with one inlet and double outlet hole injection. Propulsion and Power Research, 1(1), 71–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jppr.2012.10.006