Transonic Axial Compressor (TAC)


  • High-speed, single-stage axial compressor research
  • 300 kW (400 hp), 16,000 rpm, 12 lbm/sec (5 kg/sec)
  • Relevant pressure ratios and tip Mach numbers for LPC and mid-to-aft HPC
  • Continuous transonic operation
  • Ambient inlet temperature
  • Ambient or suppressed inlet pressure
  • Exit pressure up to 25 psia (170 kPa)
  • Active magnetic bearing system
  • Controlled inlet & exit valves