Some effects of blade trailing-edge thickness on performance of a single-stage axial-flow compressor

Moses, J. J., Serovy, G. K.

A set of modified NACA 65-series blower blades designed for axial inlet velocity, high inlet Mach number, and high blade loading was investigated for trailing-edge thickness of 0.015, 0.030, and 0.045 inch to determine the effect of trailing-edge thickness on single-stage axial-flow-compressor performance. Trailing-edge thickness effects were small except at the highest tip speed investigated (915 ft/sec). Trailing-edge thickness up to 30 percent of maximum blade thickness were used without sacrifice of performance of NACA 65-series blades.

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