Re: Airfoil surface finish

Date:         17 Oct 99 23:30:01 
From:         Art & Janet <>
Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services
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davidwells wrote:
> I am having difficulty finding information on the benefits of improved
> surface finish on airfoils in gas turbine engines (ie. fan blades and
> compressor blades and vanes).

You probably won't be able to find this type of info in any public
literature. This type of process is used by numerous engine manufacturers,
and it is very proprietary, as are the methods of achieving the finish
(although within the industry everyone knows everyone else's business)

-A.W. Utay