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A numerical and experimental flow analysis in a centrifugal pump with impeller-volute interaction

Fernandez, J. and Parrondo, J. and Scanlon, T.J. and Stickland, M.T. (2002) A numerical and experimental flow analysis in a centrifugal pump with impeller-volute interaction. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements. Elsevier. ISBN 0-08-044114-9

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Abstract

This paper shows the capability of a numerical simulation in capturing the dynamic and unsteady flow effects inside a centrifugal pump due to the impeller-volute interaction. The object of the study is a commercial centrifugal water pump with backward curved blades, which is built within a vaneless single tongue volute. For the numerical simulation, the viscous Navier-Stokes equations are handled with an unsteady calculation and the sliding mesh technique is applied to take into account the impeller-volute interaction.