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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 61-72

A Film-Cooling CFD Bibliography: 1971–1996

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Revised 9 April 1997

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


After more than 25 years of three-dimensional film cooling experimental investigations, analytical correlations and modeling, film cooling utilizing computational fluid dynamics has emerged from a similar development-applications growth process into a near-attainable heat transfer engineering tool. Analytical applications include high temperature subsonic to hypersonic flow with complex wall-geometry coolant injection film performance analysis techniques spanning usage from gas turbines to rocket engines to scramjets. In recent years there has been significant development in increased computer power and modeling capacity, increasingly more complex and successful Navier-Stokes turbulence modeling techniques, innovative labor-saving meshing techniques, and more successful validation of experimental results. These combined innovations have continued to transition computational film cooling technology from the academic, government and commercial research and development environment to the industrial design-analysis environment. This bibliography is an openliterature reference resource whose papers collectively describe the continual emerging of numerical film cooling as a viable design tool for high temperature components.