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

J. Fernandez, J. Parrondo, T.J. Scanlon, M.T. Stickland

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • turbulence modelling
  • fluid dynamics
  • water pump
  • navier-stokes

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    Fernandez, J., Parrondo, J., Scanlon, T. J., & 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