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Supersonic Through-Flow Fan Blade Cascade Studies

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Christopher J. Chesnakas, Wing F. Ng

Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, MC 0238, Blacksburg, VA 24061

J. Fluids Eng 125(5), 796-805 (Oct 07, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1601257 History: Received March 12, 2002; Revised March 27, 2003; Online October 07, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by American Institute of Physics
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Cascade shadowgraph, design incidence, β1,=37 deg. The pressure probe is visible on the lower right hand corner.
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Blade surface pressure, design incidence
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Contour plot of static pressure at design incidence, calculated
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Downstream Mach number, I=0 deg, x/c=0.37, measured and calculated. (Note the presence of the fishtail shock at y/s=0.75.)
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Downstream total pressure, I=0°,x/c=0.37, measured and calculated. (Note the presence of fishtail shock at y/s=0.75.)
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Cascade shadowgraph, −10° incidence, β1=27°
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Contour plot of static pressure at −10° incidence, calculated
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Mach Number Profiles, I=0°,x/c=0.37, measured and calculated
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Integrated loss coefficients, measured and calculated
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Approximation of viscous and shock losses
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Graphical representation of Moeckel’s shock model
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Mass flux weighted loss profiles at design incidence
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Loss generation in the STF cascade, from Pitot/static data

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