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

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Abstract

Erosion induced by solid particle impingement is a very common wear mechanism in turbomachinery and Computational Fluid Dynamics is one of the most widely used tools for its prediction. In this article, erosion is modelled 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.

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Compressor and Turbine Flow Systems Theory and Application Areas
CountryPoland
CityLodz
Period20/10/1423/10/14

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Centrifugal Pump
Centrifugal pumps
Erosion
Modeling
Computational fluid dynamics
Turbomachinery
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Open Source
Comparative Study
Wear of materials
Mesh
Model
Geometry
Prediction

Keywords

  • erosion modelling
  • centrifugal pump
  • Eulerian-Lagrangian frame
  • OpenFOAM

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Lopez, A., Stickland, M., & Dempster, W. (2014). Modelling erosion in a centrifugal pump in an Eulerian-Lagrangian frame using OpenFOAM®. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Compressor and Turbine Flow Systems Theory and Application Areas, Lodz, Poland.
Lopez, Alejandro ; Stickland, Matthew ; Dempster, William. / Modelling erosion in a centrifugal pump in an Eulerian-Lagrangian frame using OpenFOAM®. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Compressor and Turbine Flow Systems Theory and Application Areas, Lodz, Poland.9 p.
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2014. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Compressor and Turbine Flow Systems Theory and Application Areas, Lodz, Poland.

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Lopez A, Stickland M, Dempster W. Modelling erosion in a centrifugal pump in an Eulerian-Lagrangian frame using OpenFOAM®. 2014. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Compressor and Turbine Flow Systems Theory and Application Areas, Lodz, Poland.