An experimental study of the unsteady three-dimensional flow and pressure field in an annular compressor cascade with an upstream rotor has been carried out at several incidences to the stator blade. The distributions of the unsteady pressures at the blade surfaces are measured using fast response Kulite sensors. The unsteady blade boundary layers and the passage flow are measured with a hot-wire sensor. A detailed interpretation of the magnitude of unsteady pressures, phase angle differences, unsteady blade boundary layers, and wake transport through the stator passage is presented and analyzed in the paper. The unsteady pressures are found to be dominant near the blade leading edge. Substantially higher pressure fluctuations occur in this region as well as on the edge of the corner flow separation region.

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