The present method is based on an original computational technique of quasi two-dimensional inviscid transonic flows but which takes into account the changes of entropy due to shocks. The present approach consists in a numerical 2nd order approximation of the real transonic flow problem (hyperbolic or elliptic) by an initial values problem of hyperbolic and parabolic nature respectively. Such a method applied to the flow field between two adjacent blades profiles allows starting from a prescribed distribution of velocity along blade pressure or suction side to determine the flow details inside this domain and the profile of the opposite blade wall corresponding to input flow conditions which however should be made to satisfy the periodicity conditions as at this stage the approach is of the channel type. Examples of computation for simple cases are shown which proves the validity of the method.

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