A technique applicable to the aerodynamic design of inducer-type multistage axial-flow compressors

Melvyn Savage, Loren A. Beatty
Mar 1952

A method is presented for the preliminary design calculation of high-pressure-ratio, multistage, axial-flow compressors using the solid-body inducer-type design. Compressors of this type of design have an inducer first stage which sets up a prescribed total-temperature distribution so that the inlet axial velocity to the second stage is radially constant.

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