Modeling erosion in a centrifugal pump in an Eulerian-Lagrangian frame using OpenFOAM®

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Erosion induced by solid particle impingement is a very commonwear mechanism in turbomachinery and Computational Fluid Dynamics is one of the most widely used tools for its prediction. In this article, erosion is modeled in one of the channels of a centrifugal pump using OpenFOAM®,which is an Open Source CFD package. A review of some of the most commonly used erosion models is carried out in an Eulerian-Lagrangian frame along with a comparative study of the erosion rates obtained with each model. Results yielded some disparities between models due to the different factors taken into consideration. The mesh is then deformed to obtain the resulting eroded geometry.

LanguageEnglish
Pages274-279
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Engineering
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015

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Centrifugal pumps
Erosion
Computational fluid dynamics
Turbomachinery
Geometry

Keywords

  • centrifugal pumps
  • erosion
  • solid particle impingement
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • turbomachinery

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In: Open Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, 24.07.2015, p. 274-279.

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