Date: May 22, 1950
Creator: Finger, Harold B; Cohen, Leo & Stewart, Warner L
Description: The stage performance of the X24C-2 axial-flow compressor, as determined from radial distributions of total pressure and temperature measured in each stator-blade row, was investigated at design speed at weight flows corresponding to those of the maximum weight-flow, peak-efficiency, and surge points. The stage performance is presented as the measured stage pressure ratios and the calculated velocity diagrams. The average stage total-pressure ratio at the surge operating condition in the first stage was approximately 1.10; in the second stage, approximately 1.13; and in all remaining stages, approximately constant at a value of 1.15. Regions of inefficient flow are discussed so as to point out the reasons for the poor flow conditions.
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