An experimental study of three-dimensional flow field in an annular compressor cascade with an upstream rotor has been carried out at four different incidences to the stator blade. Blade boundary layers and the three-dimensional flow field at the exit are surveyed using a hot-wire sensor and a five-hole probe, respectively. The data on the blade boundary layer, passage flow, and separated corner flow are presented. The upstream rotor wake has a major influence on the transition, laminar separation bubble, extent of wall/corner flow separation, aerodynamic losses, secondary flow, and three-dimensional flow inside the passage. A detailed interpretation of the effects of upstream wakes on the entire passage flow is presented and compared with the data in the absence of a rotor.

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