Film cooling performance of the double-wave trench was numerically studied to improve the film cooling characteristics. Double-wave trench was formed by changing the leading edge and trailing edge of transverse trench into cosine wave. The film cooling characteristics of transverse trench and double-wave trench were numerically studied using Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations with realizable k-ε turbulence model and enhanced wall treatment. The film cooling effectiveness and heat transfer coefficient of double-wave trench at different trench width (W = 0.8D, 1.4D, 2.1D) conditions are investigated, and the distribution of temperature field and flow field were analyzed. The results show that double-wave trench effectively improves the film cooling effectiveness and the uniformity of jet at the downstream wall of the trench. The span-wise averaged film cooling effectiveness of the double-wave trench model increases 20–63% comparing with that of the transverse trench at high blowing ratio. The anti-counter-rotating vortices which can press the film on near-wall are formed at the downstream wall of the double-wave trench. With the double-wave trench width decreasing, the film cooling effectiveness gradually reduces at the hole center-line region of the downstream trench. With the increase of the blowing ratio, the span-wise averaged heat transfer coefficient increases. The span-wise averaged heat transfer coefficient of the double-wave trench with 0.8D and 2.1D trench width is higher than that of the double-wave trench with 1.4D trench width at the high blowing ratio conditions.

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