Corrected Flow is the mass flow that would pass through a device (e.g. compressor, bypass duct, etc) if the inlet pressure and temperature corresponded to ambient conditions at Sea Level, on a Standard Day (i.e. 14.696lbf/in², 518.7R).
Corrected Flow ,, can be calculated as follows, assuming Imperial Units:
Corrected Flow is often given the symbol wc or wr (for referred flow).
Socalled NonDimensional Flow ) is proportional to Corrected Flow:
The equivalent equations for Preferred SI Units are: (101.325kPa, 288.15K)
Nomenclature:
In relative form, Corrected Flow, Referred Flow and NonDimensional Flow are all measures of axial Mach number.
Side note: If the mass flow can be consider an energy source such as fuel flow, the corrected flow is calculated as follows:
