axial-flow compressor

(from the article `gas-turbine engine`) Early gas turbines employed centrifugal compressors, which are relatively simple and inexpensive. They are, however, limited to low pressure ratios ... ...this energy into increased pressure in a divergent outlet passage called the diffuser. Centrifugal compressors are particularly suited for ... ...
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