An Experimental and Analytical Study of Tip Clearance Effects in Axial Flow Compressors
Moyle, Ian N.
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An analytical and experimental study of the performance changes and flow effects of rotor tip clearance variation in axial flow compressors is presented. The analyses demonstrate that previously unrecognized loss characteristics and flow behavior trends can be identified in a wide range of published tests of clearance effects. The performance and flow data are correlated at constant power conditions or nondimensionally in terms of the test compressor's geometry and wall flow conditions to observe the trends.
NPS Report NumberNPS AA-92-001CR
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