Most of the optimization researches on film cooling have dealt with adiabatic film cooling effectiveness on the surface. However, the information on the overall cooling effectiveness is required to estimate exact performance of the optimization configuration since hot components such as nozzle guide vane have not only film cooling but also internal cooling features such as rib turbulators, jet impingement and pin-fins on the inner surface. Our previous studies [1,2] conducted the hole arrangement optimization to improve adiabatic film cooling effectiveness values and uniformity on the pressure side surface of the nozzle guide vane. In this study, the overall cooling effectiveness values were obtained at various cooling mass flow rates experimentally for the baseline and the optimized hole arrangements proposed by the previous study [1] and compared with the adiabatic film cooling effectiveness results. The tests were conducted at mainstream exit Reynolds number based on the chord of 2.2 × 106 and the coolant mass flow rate from 5 to 10% of the mainstream. For the experimental measurements, a set of tests were conducted using an annular sector transonic turbine cascade test facility in Korea Aerospace Research Institute. To obtain the overall cooling effectiveness values on the pressure side surface, the additive manufactured nozzle guide vane made of polymer material and Inconel 718 were installed and the surface temperature was measured using a FLIR infrared camera system. Since the optimization was based on the adiabatic film cooling effectiveness, the regions with rib turbulators and film cooling holes show locally higher overall cooling effectiveness due to internal convection and conduction, which can cause non-uniform temperature distributions. Therefore, the optimization of film cooling configuration should consider the effect of the internal cooling to avoid undesirable non-uniform cooling.

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