Experimental investigation of air-cooled turbine blade in turbojet engine VIII :rotor blades with capped leading edges

Smith, Gordon T., Hickel, Robert O.

An air-cooled turbine blade with a capped leading edge was investigated in a modified commercial turbojet engine over a range of engine speed from 4000 to 11,350 rpm. The cooling performance of the caped-leading-edge configuration was superior to all leading-edge cooling modifications previously investigated.

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