An analysis of the potentialities of a two-stage counterrotating supersonic compressor

Ward W. Wilcox
Jul 1952

Because of recent developments which have indicated that relative Mach number limits may be raised to low supersonic values (<1.6) with satisfactory efficiency, an evaluation of the potentialities of an axial-flow counterrotating supersonic compressor was made. In order to determine the magnitude of the major design variables at the various pressure ratio levels, a one-dimensional analysis was made for blade speeds at intervals from 1000 to 1400 feet per second.

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