Book Description: Compressors find widespread use in many industrial applications, but it was the advent of the jet engine which gave a great boost to its development. The aircraft engine application continues to provide the pressure for continual development in performance. This book provides an up-to-date treatment of the subject, assessing ideas and approaches which were previously dispersed into inaccessible reports and papers or else inside individual companies. As well as outlining modern measurement and computational techniques, it uses the results of these to explain and illustrate the ideas presented. It is aimed at engineers in the turbomachinery industry worldwide, as well as researchers in industry and university. It should also be useful for students taking specialist courses in turbomachinery and fluid mechanics.