Picture of Open Access badges

Discover Open Access research at Strathprints

It's International Open Access Week, 24-30 October 2016. This year's theme is "Open in Action" and is all about taking meaningful steps towards opening up research and scholarship. The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Explore recent world leading Open Access research content by University of Strathclyde researchers and see how Strathclyde researchers are committing to putting "Open in Action".


Image: h_pampel, CC-BY

Design study of a novel regenerative pump using experimental and numerical techniques

Quail, Francis J. and Stickland, M.T. and Baumgartner, B. (2010) Design study of a novel regenerative pump using experimental and numerical techniques. In: Proceedings of the 11th European Fluid Machinery Congress. Woodhead Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85709-091-1

[img] PDF (strathprints026459.pdf)

Download (695kB)


This paper presents a numerical and experimental analysis of a new regenerative pump design. The complex flow-field within regenerative pumps represents a significant challenge to previous published mathematical models. The new pump design incorporates a new axial inlet and outlet port. The experimental and numerical results demonstrate that it is not only possible to resolve the flowfield for this pump type but also demonstrates this pump as a viable alternative to other kinetic rotodynamic machines. The use of the latest rapid manufacturing techniques have enabled the production of the complex geometry of the axial ports required for the new configuration.