In this figure the static pressure contours and surface streamlines on the suction surface of a transonic axial compressor are compared between a conventional design and inverse designed rotor. The dark blue region corresponds to low static pressure and the sudden change in contours to green corresponds to where the shockwave his pressure surface. In conventional design the shocks extends from 25% span to tip. In the inverse designed rotor the shock strength is reduced substantially from 60% span to the tip. This reduction of shock strength also reduces strong spanwise secondary flow caused by strong shock as observed in the conventionally designed rotor.