New Developments In Compressor Aerodynamics
This paper deals with the new developments in compressor aerodynamics. The emphasis in this paper is on the various aerodynamic developments that have led to better compressor performance. An outline of a new technique to obtain the blade loading in a radial flow compressor has been discussed here. The losses presented in this paper are for the radial flow compressor and are divided into two groups: (1) losses encountered in the rotor, and (2) losses encountered in the stator. Results of flow visualization studies are given so that better understanding of the flow phenomena can be attained. This is essential, if the goals of high pressure, high efficiencies, and large surge-to-stall margins are to be obtained. The feasibility study of a radial inward flow compressor is also discussed. An extensive bibliography is presented for the readers.
Boyce, M. P. (1972). New Developments In Compressor Aerodynamics. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from