Tests on a typical whittle compressor

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dc.contributor.author A. Simons en_US
dc.contributor.author C. K. Roberts en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-21T15:53:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-21T15:53:30Z
dc.date.issued 1952 en_US
dc.identifier.other ARC/R&M-2913 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://reports.aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826.2/3474
dc.description.abstract Tests have been carried out to determine the performance of a typical Whittle compressor (produced in 1944) as used in the W2/700 series of engines. At 1,500 ft/sec tip speed the overall pressure ratio (total head) was 4.27 and the adiabatic efficiency was 75.6 per cent at a mass flow of 36.3 lb/sec. The overall efficiency fails rapidly from 79.6 per cent at 1,400 ft/sec to 75.6 per cent at 1,500 ft/sec due to choking of the outer half of the impeller eye. The maximum diffuser efficiency is approximately 80 per cent at a tip speed of 1,500 ft/sec. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aeronautical Research Council Reports & Memoranda en_US
dc.title Tests on a typical whittle compressor en_US

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