One-dimensional analysis of choked-flow turbines

Robert E. English, Richard H. Cavicchi

Turbines for most applications requiring high work output per stage have one or more blade rows which are choked. This analysis indicated that the area ratios and equivalent blade speed are the controlling factors in the design and operation of such turbines. Six criteria are stated that will aid in establishing from test data of multistage turbines which blade rows are choked and which are not. The variation in internal flow conditions with operating conditions for a turbine equipped with an adjustable stator is determined for one application of stator adjustment.

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