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A numerical and experimental analysis of flow in a centrifugal pump

Blanco, E. and Fernandez-Francos, J. and Scanlon, T.J. and Parrondo, J. and Stickland, M.T. (2002) A numerical and experimental analysis of flow in a centrifugal pump. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Conference. ASME, pp. 703-708. ISBN 0791836150

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Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been used to solve the unsteady three-dimensional viscous flow in the entire impeller and volute casing of a centrifugal pump. The results of the calculations are used to predict the impeller/volute interaction and to obtain the unsteady pressure distribution in the impeller and volute casing. The calculated unsteady pressure distribution is used to determine the unsteady blade loading. The calculations at the design point and at two off-design points are carried out with a multiple frame of reference and a sliding mesh technique is applied to consider the impeller/volute interaction.