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Efficiency and Drag of an Axial‐Flow Compressor Stage: The Connexion Between the Efficiency of a Stage, the Forces on the Blade Sections and the Profile Drag; the Relation Between Different Definitions of Efficiency, and the Effect of other Sources of Loss

J.M. Stephenson (Lately of the Performance Department, Engine Division, Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.; now at Brown University, U.S.A.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 1953

Abstract

THE performance of an axial‐flow compressor is most easily analysed in terms of the characteristics of each stage, by which is meant each pair of blade rows. Usually one row rotates on a central shaft and the other is fixed to an outer casing.

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Stephenson, J.M. (1953), "Efficiency and Drag of an Axial‐Flow Compressor Stage: The Connexion Between the Efficiency of a Stage, the Forces on the Blade Sections and the Profile Drag; the Relation Between Different Definitions of Efficiency, and the Effect of other Sources of Loss", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp. 158-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032298

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