The film cooling performance using novel sister shaped single-hole (SSSH) schemes are numerically investigated in the present study. The downstream, upstream and up/downstream SSSH configurations are formed by merging the discrete sister holes to the primary injection hole through a series of specific orientations. The obtained results are compared with a conventional cylindrical hole and a forward diffused shaped hole. The RANS simulations are performed using the realizable k-ε model with the standard wall function. Results are presented for low and high blowing ratios of 0.25 and 1.5, respectively. The film cooling effectiveness is notably increased for the novel shaped holes, particularly at the high blowing ratio of 1.5. Furthermore, a considerable decrease in the jet lift-off has been achieved for the proposed film hole geometries, wherein fully attached flow to the wall surface is observed for the upstream and up/downstream SSSH schemes.

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