EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 92, 2015EFM14 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2014
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||06 May 2015|
Influence of low-specific speed pump modifications on stability of Y-Q curve
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Victor Kaplan Department of Fluids Engineering, Technická 2, 61669 Brno, Czech Republic
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Published online: 6 May 2015
Contribution is focused on modification of low-specific speed pump impellers with respect to stability of their Y-Q curves (i.e. head curves). The design modifications are driven by analysis of the dissipated power. First, dissipated power is evaluated by CFD software in individual working parts of the pump and then its dependence on flow rate is investigated. Pressure fields within the pump are also carefully examined. Special attention is paid to impellers and configuration of the blade channels and recirculating channels. Results point to significant influence of the proper inflow to recirculating channels and also to role of the volute, which is more pronounced than in conventional impellers. All integral characteristics from CFD simulations are verified experimentally.
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