A lifting-surface analysis is presented for the steady, three-dimensional, compressible flow through an annular blade row. A kernel-function procedure is used to solve the linearized integral equation which relates the unknown blade loading to a specified camber line. The unknown loading is expanded in a finite series of prescribed loading functions which allows the required integrations to be performed analytically, leading to a great savings in computer time. Numerical results are reported for a range of solidities and hub-to-tip ratios; comparisons are made with both two-dimensional strip theory and other three-dimensional results.

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