A theoretical and computational study into the aerodynamics of trailing-edge-cooled transonic turbine blades is described in this part of the paper. The theoretical study shows that, for unstaggered blades with coolant ejection, the base pressure and overall loss can be determined exactly by a simple control volume analysis. This theory suggests that a thick, cooled trailing edge with a wide slot can be more efficient than a thin, solid trailing edge. An existing time-marching finite volume method is adapted to calculate the transonic flow with trailing edge coolant ejection on a structured, quasi-orthogonal mesh. Good overall agreement between the present method, inviscid and viscous, and experimental evidence is obtained.

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