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Secondary Flow in Compressor Cascades


Lindley, Charles Alexander (1956) Secondary Flow in Compressor Cascades. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/2RYC-QB23.


An experimental study was made of the secondary flow in a compressor cascade. Detailed surveys of the entire flow channel at various operating conditions are presented. The chief difference of the experimental results from those predicted by linearized theory was the presence of a turbulent separation region at the corner of the wall and the low pressure surface of the blade. While the actual losses involved were small, the effects on the succeeding stages of a turbomachine might be more severe.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautics and Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Minor Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Rannie, W. Duncan (advisor)
  • Marble, Frank E. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1956
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04022009-083759
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1252
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009
Last Modified:09 Aug 2023 23:03

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