New blading concepts as used in modern transonic axial-flow compressors require improved loss and deviation angle correlations. The new model presented in this paper incorporates several elements and treats separately blade-row flows having subsonic and supersonic inlet conditions. In the first part of this paper two proved and well-established profile loss correlations for subsonic flows are extended to quasi twodimensional conditions and to custom-tailored blade designs. Instead of a deviation angle correlation a simple method based on singularities is utilized. The comparison between the new model and a recently published model demonstrates the improved accuracy in prediction of cascade performance achieved by the new model.

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