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The Effect of Tip Clearance Flows on Performance of Axial Flow Compressors


Williams, Allen Dean (1960) The Effect of Tip Clearance Flows on Performance of Axial Flow Compressors. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/7T14-SP07.


The change in rotor performance with tip clearance of an axial flow compressor over a wide range of flow rates above stall was investigated to gain more understanding of the effect of the tip flow mechanism on rotor performance. The experimental results were compared with a flow model proposed previously and found to be in reasonable agreement.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Rannie, W. Duncan (advisor)
  • Acosta, Allan J. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1960
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12092005-163445
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ID Code:4908
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Deposited On:12 Dec 2005
Last Modified:09 Nov 2023 00:58

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