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Title: Numerical investigation of the cavitational behaviour of a storage pump operating at best efficiency point
Published In: 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, Cehia, 14-16 oct, part.1, pp. 229-238
Description: This paper presents the numerical investigation of the 3D multiphase flow in the impeller of a centrifugal pump from a pumping station by using commercial code FLUENT 6.3. The storage pump has five blades and it is operating at a certain flow rate with a given rotational speed. The computational domain represents only one inter blade channel of the impeller and was generated using the pre-processor GAMBIT from FLUENT, based on the existing geometry. A steady relative 3D multiphase flow is computed in the 3D computational domain and the numerical solution of flow equations is obtained with the expert code FLUENT 6.3, using a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver. In order to solve the multiphase flow, the mixture model of the solver is used.
ISBN:ISBN 978-80-214-3947-4
Publication year: 2009
Keywords:storage pump, 3D numerical investigation, mixture model, cavitational flow.
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Authors: STUPARU Adrian , MUNTEAN Sebastian , SUSAN-RESIGA Romeo , ANTON Liviu Eugen ,
Type: International Conference Proceedings
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory