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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- turbulence modelling
- fluid dynamics
- water pump
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