Huntley, S C Braithwaite, Willis M
December 28, 1956
Increased guide-vane turning resulted in poorer overall performance, the decrease being greatest at the highest rotor speed. Rotating stall originating at the tips of the first stage correlated with the knee in the stall-limit line. Increasing guide-vane turning shifted the first-stage stall-free performance and the knee in the stall-limit line to a lower engine speed. Opening the interstage bleed reduced the minimum rotor speed at which stall-free performance of the first stage was possible and tended to eliminate the knee in the stall-limit line.
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