Dr. Leroy H. (Roy) Smith, Jr. of General Electric (GE) was honored at a special session of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009 in recognition of his 55 years of contributions to the gas turbine industry. Although best known to his ASME and International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) colleagues for his many publications on compressor aerodynamic design theory, analysis methods, and research, he has made equally impressive contributions to GE’s jet engine product line. This paper gives a brief chronology of his career, then focuses on the many outstanding fan and compressor aero designs he has created for several major GE engine families.

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References
1.
Adkins
,
G. G.
, Jr.
, and
Smith
,
L. H.
, Jr.
, 1982, “
Spanwise Mixing in Axial-Flow Turbomachines
,”
ASME J. Eng. Power
,
104
, pp.
728
746
.
2.
Smith, Leroy
H.
, Jr
., 2002, “
Axial Compressor Aero Design Evolution at General Electric
,”
ASME J. Turbomachin.
,
124
, pp.
321
330
.
3.
Gostelow
,
J. P.
,
Krabacher
,
K. W.
, and
Smith
,
L. H.
, Jr.
, 1968, “
Performance Comparison of High Mach Number Compressor Rotor Blading
,” NASA CR-1256.
4.
Smith
,
L. H.
, Jr.
, 1955, “
Secondary Flow in Axial Flow Turbomachinery
,”
Trans. ASME
,
77
, pp.
1065
1070
.
5.
Smith
,
L. H.
, Jr.
, 1974, “
Some Aerodynamic Design Considerations for High Bypass Ratio Fans
,”
Second International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines
,
Sheffield University, UK,
March 24–29.
6.
Koch
,
C. C.
, 1981, “
Stalling Pressure Rise Capability of Axial Flow Compressor Stages
,”
ASME J. Eng. Power
,
103
, pp.
645
656
.
7.
Wisler
,
D. C.
, 1985, “
Loss Reduction in Axial Flow Compressors Through Low-Speed Model Testing
,”
ASME J. Eng. Gas Turb. Power
,
107
, pp.
354
363
.
8.
Smith
,
L. H.
, Jr.
, 1994, “
NASA/GE Fan and Compressor Research Accomplishments
,”
ASME J. Turbomachin.
,
116
, pp.
555
569
.
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