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Film cooling effectiveness on a large angle blunt cone flying at hypersonic speed

Sahoo, Niranjan and Kulkarni, Vinayak and Saravanan, S and Jagadeesh, G and Reddy, KPJ (2005) Film cooling effectiveness on a large angle blunt cone flying at hypersonic speed. In: Physics of Fluids, 17 . 036102 :1-11.

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Abstract

Effectiveness of film cooling technique to reduce convective heating rates for a large angle blunt cone flying at hypersonic Mach number and its effect on the aerodynamic characteristics is investigated experimentally by measuring surface heat-transfer rates and aerodynamic drag coefficient simultaneously. The test model is a 60° apex-angle blunt cone with an internally mounted accelerometer balance system for measuring aerodynamic drag and an array of surface mounted platinum thin film gauges for measuring heat-transfer rates. The coolant gas (air, carbon dioxide, and/or helium) is injected into the hypersonic flow at the nose of the test model. The experiments are performed at a flow free stream Mach number of 5.75 and 0° angle of attack for stagnation enthalpies of 1.16 MJ/kg and 1.6 MJ/kg with and without gas injection. About 30%–45% overall reduction in heat-transfer rates is observed with helium as coolant gas except at stagnation regions. With all other coolants, the reduction in surface heat-transfer rate is between 10%–25%. The aerodynamic drag coefficient is found to increase by 12% with helium injection whereas with other gases this increase is about 27%.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to the American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10492

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