Part 1 of this paper [1] presents the detailed mechanism of secondary flows and the associated losses occurring within a straight stator cascade with a relatively low turning angle of about 65 deg. The significant contribution of secondary flows on the loss production process was shown only near the blade suction surface downstream from the cascade throat (Z/Cax = 0.74) in which regional flows decelerated due to adverse pressure gradient. In the second part, the same experimental analysis is applied to a straight rotor cascade with a much larger turning angle of 102 deg. Flow surveys were made at 12 traverse planes located throughout the rotor cascade. The larger turning results in a similar but much stronger contribution of the secondary flows to the loss developing mechanism. Evolution of overall loss starts quite early within the cascade, and the rate of the loss growth is much larger in the rotor case than in the stator case.

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