A three-passage internal cooling test model with a 180° U-bend at the hub turn portion was used to perform the investigation. The flow is radially inward at the second passage, while it is radially outward at the third passage after the U-bend. Measurement was conducted at the second and the third passages. Aspect ratio of the second passage is 2:1 (AR=2), while the third passage is wedge-shaped with side wall slot ejections. The squared ribs with P/e = 8, e/Dh = 0.1, α = 45°, were configured on both leading and trailing surfaces along the second passage, and also the inner half of the third passage. Three rows of cylinder-shaped pin-fins with diameter of 3 mm were placed at both leading and trailing surfaces of the outer half of the third passage. The results showed that the rotating effects on radial inward flow and radial outward flow are consistent with previous studies. When there is no turning vane, heat transfer on the leading surface at hub turn region is increased by rotation, while it is decreased on the trailing surface. The presence of turning vane reduces the effect of rotation on hub turn portion. Ejection and pin-fin array enhance heat transfer at the third passage. Even though there is mass loss of cooling air along the third passage with side wall slot ejection, the heat transfer coefficient remains high until the end of the passage. Correlation between regional heat transfer coefficients and rotation numbers is presented for both cases of with and without turning vane.

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