An experimental investigation has been performed to measure the film cooling performance of louver scheme over a scaled vane of high-pressure gas turbine using a two-dimensional cascade. Two rows of axially oriented louver scheme are used to cool the suction side and their performance is compared with two similar rows of standard cylindrical holes. The effect of hole location on the cooling performance is investigated for each row individually, then the row interaction is investigated for both rows at four different blowing ratios ranging from 1 to 2 with a 0.9 density ratio. The exit Reynolds number based on the true chord is 1.5E5 and exit Mach number is 0.23. The temperature distribution on the vane is mapped using a transient Thermochromic Liquid Crystal (TLC) technique to obtain the local distributions of the heat transfer coefficient and film cooling effectiveness. The louver scheme shows a superior cooling effectiveness than that of the cylindrical holes at all blowing ratios in terms of protection and lateral coverage. The row location highly affects the cooling performance for both the louver and cylindrical scheme.

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