Neustein, Joseph (1957) Low Reynolds number experiments in an axial flow turbomachine. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-07152004-095340
The performance of a single stage, axial flow turbomachine was studied experimentally at very low Reynolds numbers. The investigation had two primary objectives: first, a quantitative evaluation of overall performance as a function of Reynolds number, and second, a study of the flow within the blade rows.
The investigation established that sudden or critical changes in performance do not occur in the type of machine tested between a Reynolds number (based on rotor tip speed and rotor chord) of 150,000 and 20,000. The deterioration of performance is explained in terms of viscous flow phenomena within the blade rows.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Mechanical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1957|
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|Deposited On:||16 Jul 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:55|
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