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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 941872, 11 pages
Research Article

Experimental Investigation of a Forward Swept Rotor in a Multistage Fan with Inlet Distortion

GE Aviation, MD-S172, One Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215, USA

Received 29 March 2011; Accepted 6 July 2011

Academic Editor: Gecheng Zha

Copyright © 2011 Aspi R. Wadia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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