Special Section: Honoring Dr. Leroy H. Smith

Highlights of Roy Smith’s Career at General Electric

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C. C. Koch

 GE Aircraft Engines, Evendale, OH 45215

J. Turbomach 134(6), 060901 (Sep 19, 2012) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4007209 History: Received July 22, 2011; Revised July 25, 2011; Published September 14, 2012; Online September 19, 2012

Dr. Leroy H. (Roy) Smith, Jr. of General Electric (GE) was honored at a special session of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009 in recognition of his 55 years of contributions to the gas turbine industry. Although best known to his ASME and International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) colleagues for his many publications on compressor aerodynamic design theory, analysis methods, and research, he has made equally impressive contributions to GE’s jet engine product line. This paper gives a brief chronology of his career, then focuses on the many outstanding fan and compressor aero designs he has created for several major GE engine families.

Copyright © 2012 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Engines , Compressors , Design
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Cross-section of BE CF6-6 fan and booster stage

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Cross-section of GE CF6-50 fan and booster stages

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General Electric CF6-80C2 fan, booster and HP compressor

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GE/NASA E3 core compressor (GE90 prototype)

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General Electric GE90 fan, booster and core compressor

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Cross-section of General Electric YJ101/F404 engine



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