An Experiment With Aspect Ratio as a Means of Extending the Useful Range of a Transonic Inlet Stage of an Axial Flow Compressor

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W. C. Swan

Advanced Propulsion Unit, Mechanical Engineering Staff, The Boeing Company, Renton, Wash.

J. Eng. Power 86(3), 243-246 (Jul 01, 1964) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3677586 History: Received January 03, 1963; Online January 10, 2012


An experiment in unstalled range of a transonic axial flow compressor stage is discussed. Two rotors of identical design, but of differing aspect ratio, are compared. The study suggests that some criteria other than blade chord Reynolds number be used to define chord lengths of transonic stages.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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