Numerical studies of the velocity distribution within the volute of a centrifugal pump.
Al-Obaidi, Ahmed; Pradhan, Suman; Asim, Taimoor; Mishra, Rakesh; Zala, Karina
Dr Taimoor Asim email@example.com
Senior Lecturer (A)
Centrifugal pumps play an essential role in engineering systems since they are widely used in the process and power industries. The performance of a centrifugal pump needs to be maximised due to its importance and this depends on the flow structure within the pump. The flow structure within a pump is very complex due to the presence of a rotating impeller and its interaction with the volute casing. In this paper, a numerical investigation using CFD analysis has been carried out to determine the effect of volute geometry on the flow field within a centrifugal pump. The results obtained from the numerical investigation have been validated with the experimental data. Further analyses have been carried out to investigate the effect of volute cross-sectional area on the velocity distribution. The overall results indicate that the head increases as the volute cross-sectional area increases.
AL-OBAIDI, A., PRADHAN, S., ASIM, T., MISHRA, R. and ZALA, K. 2014. Numerical studies of the velocity distribution within the volute of a centrifugal pump. Presented at 27th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2014 (COMADEM 2014), 16-18 September 2014, Brisbane, Australia.
|Presentation Conference Type||Conference Paper (unpublished)|
|Conference Name||27th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2014 (COMADEM 2014)|
|Conference Location||Brisbane, Australia|
|Start Date||Sep 16, 2014|
|End Date||Sep 18, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Jul 2, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 2, 2021|
|Keywords||Centrifugal pump; CFD; Volute cross-sectional area|
AL-OBAIDI 2014 Numerical studies
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