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PIV and Rotational Raman-Based Temperature Measurements for CFD Validation of a Perforated Plate Cooling Flow Part IFilm cooling is used in a wide variety of engineering applications for protection of surfaces from hotor combusting gases. The design of more efficient film cooling geometries/configurations could be facilitated by an ability to accurately model and predict the effectiveness of current designs using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code predictions. Hence, a benchmark set of flow field property data were obtained to assess current CFD capabilities and develop better modeling approaches for these turbulent flow fields where accurate calculation of turbulent heat flux is important. Both Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and spontaneous rotational Raman scattering (SRS) spectroscopy were used to acquire high quality, spatially-resolved measurements of the mean and root mean square (rms) velocities as well as the mean and rms temperatures in a film cooling flow field. In addition to off-body flow field measurements, infrared thermography (IR) and thermocouple measurements on the plate surface enabled estimates of the film effectiveness. Raman spectra in air were obtained across a matrix of axial locations downstream from a 68.07 mm square nozzle blowing heated air over a range of temperatures (up to TR =2.7) and Mach numbers (up to Mach 0.9), across a 30.48 cm long plate equipped with three patches of 45 small (~1 mm) diameter cooling holes arranged in a staggered configuration. In addition, both streamwise 2-component PIV (along the plate centerline) and cross-stream 3-component Stereo PIV data at 14 axial stations were collected in the same flows. Only a subset of the data collected in the test program is included in this Part 1 report. The rest of the data will be published in a future report, Part 2, along with planned CFD predictions of the complex cooling film flow.The entire data set of Raman temperature data, PIV velocity data and IR camera data covering the Set Points 23 and 49 in the test matrix in Table 1 is available in an accompanying DVD (available online from for those interested in further analysis.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Mark P Wernet
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Nicholas J Georgiadis
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Randy J Locke
(Vantage Partners, LLC NASA Glenn Research Center)
Douglas R Thurman
(United States Army Research Laboratory Adelphi, Maryland, United States)
Philip E Poinsatte
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
April 2, 2020
Publication Date
March 1, 2020
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 109492.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Technical Management
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