Abstract

Film Cooling is an important and widely used technology to protect hot sections of gas turbines. The last decades witnessed a fast growth of research and publications in the field of film cooling. However, except for the correlations for single row film cooling and the Seller correlation for cooling superposition, there were rarely generalized models for film cooling under superposition conditions. Meanwhile, the numerous data obtained for complex hole distributions were not emerged or integrated from different sources, and recent new data had no avenue to contribute to a compatible model. The technical barriers that obstructed the generalization of film cooling models are: a) the lack of a generalizable model; b) the large number of input variables to describe film cooling. The present study aimed at establishing a generalizable model to describe multiple row film cooling under a large parameter space, including hole locations, hole size, hole angles, blowing ratios etc. The method allowed data measured within different streamwise lengths and different surface areas to be integrated in a single model, in the form 1-D sequences. A Long Short Term Memory model was designed to model the local behavior of film cooling. Careful training, testing and validation were conducted to regress the model. The presented results showed that the method was accurate within the CFD data set generated in this study. The presented method could serve as a base model that allowed past and future film cooling research to contribute to a common data base. Meanwhile, the model could also be transferred from simulation data sets to experimental data sets using advanced machine learning algorithms in the future.

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