The paper presents two-dimensional cascade results which have been obtained in transonic and supersonic cascade windtunnels. The upstream Mach number range is 1,0 ≤ M1 ≤ 1,4. Tests have been carried out with three different blade shapes; these are double-circular-arc and wedge profiles. The influence of solidity on the performance of these cascades has been investigated. A detailed analysis and calculation of the shock losses shows the great influence of profile shape on the total pressure loss coefficient. The profile losses are roughly constant in the investigated Mach number range. In addition, some measurements for different back pressures are presented. These results are analyzed with the aid of a simple calculation, which shows that the axial velocity-density ratio has to be considered as an important parameter in supersonic cascade measurements.

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