Application of radial-equilibrium condition to axial-flow compressor and turbine design

Chung-Hua Wu, Lincoln Wolfenstein
naca-tn-1795
Jan 1949


Basic general equations governing the three-dimensional compressible flow of gas through a compressor or a turbine are given in terms of velocity components, total enthalpy, and entropy. These equations are used to determine the radial motion of gas through an axial-flow compressor or a turbine and the corresponding effect on the radial variations of the state of gas between successive blade rows in the case of steady, axially symmetrical flow.

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