compressor stall-margin curve

An operating curve of a gas turbine engine, which shows the relationship between the compression ratio of the engine and the mass airflow that must be maintained throughout the engine. If either of these factors goes out of limits, a compressor stall occurs.
Engine compressor will stall if the compressor is operated above the surge line.

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