A vortex generator was incorporated into a wind tunnel to investigate more realistic inflow conditions for film cooling test rigs. The flow field signals are sampled numerically by probes in LES simulations and experimentally by using 1D hot-wire measurements to determine turbulence quantities. The LES shows that the turbulence is anisotropic which cannot be detected by the 1D hot-wire. Furthermore, the integral length scale which shall provide insight into the sizes of the turbulent eddies is determined using two approaches. The first uses the one probe at two times correlation method and could be evaluated from the numerical and experimental probes. The second correlation method exploits the spatial resolution in the LES domain by using the two probes at one time approach. Both methods show combustor-like turbulence length scales downstream of the vortex generator if the triple decomposition is applied onto the velocity signal.

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