Numerical simulation of 3-D turbulent flow through entire stage in a multistage centrifugal pump

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TypeArticle
Conference13th Annual Conference on Computational and Fluid Dynamics, 31 July - 3 August 2005, St John's NL
Subjectnumerical simulation; multistage centrifugal pump; impeller and diffuser; turbulent flow; reverse flow
AbstractA three-dimensional turbulent flow through a multistage centrifugal pump is numerically simulated using a commercial CFD software package. The simulation and analysis include flow fields in rotating impeller and stationary diffuser and is completed in a multiple reference frame. The standard - turbulence model is applied. The analysis of the simulation reveals that the reverse flows exist in the zone near the impeller exit and diffuser entrance, resulting in flow field asymmetric and unsteady. There is a considerable interference on velocity field at impeller exit due to the interaction between impeller blades and diffuser vanes. The hydraulic performance is connected and evaluated with the 3-D computational flow field. The current computation is verified by comparing predicted and measured head.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierIR-2005-15
NRC number6276
NPARC number8894884
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