A method of designing turbomachine blades with a desirable thickness distribution for compressible flow along an arbitrary stream filament of revolution

Chung-Hua Wu, Curtis A. Brown
naca-tn-2455
Sep 1951


A rapid method for designing turbomachine blades of a given turning and desirable blade-thickness distribution for a compressible nonviscous fluid flow along an arbitrary stream filament of revolution is presented. The method utilizes the guiding effects of the blade shape on the mean streamline shape and of the blade thickness on the specific mass flow along the mean streamline.

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