This paper describes the use of a rotating all mirror image derotator system in collaboration with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to visualise and quantitatively examine the flow patterns between the blades of a centrifugal impeller. Velocity contours and vector maps of the relative flow field within a blade passage are presented for an impeller speed of 350 rpm and a flow rate of 510 l/h. The data are compared with the results of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model.
|Translated title of the contribution||Design of a centrifugal pump: numerical and experimental analysis|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||15th Spanish Association of Mechanical Engineering National Conference - Cadiz, Spain|
Duration: 10 Dec 2002 → 13 Dec 2002
|Conference||15th Spanish Association of Mechanical Engineering National Conference|
|Period||10/12/02 → 13/12/02|
- mixed flow pump
- fluid dynamics
- fluids engineering
- centrifugal pump
Fernandez, J., Blanco, E., Fernandez-Oro, J., Stickland, M. T., & Scanlon, T. J. (2002). Diseno de una bomba centrifuga: analisis numerico y experimental. Paper presented at 15th Spanish Association of Mechanical Engineering National Conference, Cadiz, Spain, .