Film cooling of accelerated flow in a subscale combustion chamber

R. Arnold, D. Suslov, O. J. Haidn

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Experimental investigations have been carried out to examine film cooling effectiveness of an accelerated hot gas in a subscale rocket combustion chamber. In support of future first-stage high-performance rocket combustion chambers, a Vulcain-2-like test case has been examined with combustion pressure levels up to 12 MPa. The effectiveness of an almost tangentially injected film of hydrogen with an initial temperature of ≈280 K has been determined. Axial distributions of temperature were measured inside the copper liner as well as on the chamber surface in the convergent and divergent parts of the nozzle segment An existing film cooling model has been modified for application in a combined convective and film-cooled combustion chamber with an accelerated hot gas. The new model predicts film cooling effectiveness at different combustion-chamber pressures and film blowing rates at sub-, trans-, and supersonic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-451
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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