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Title: Automated procedure for design and 3D numerical analysis of centrifugal pump impellers
Published In: Scientific Bulletin of the Politehnica University of Timisoara Transactions on Mechanics, Tom 51 (65), Fascicola 3, pp 23-30
Description: The present paper presents a fully automated procedure for generating the inter-blade channel 3D geometry for impeller, starting with the geometrical data provided by the quasi- 3D code. The 3D domain is generated in GAMBIT with a specialized script, and then it is automatically discretized. All inlet/outlet, solid and periodic boundaries are specified for a standard topology of the inter-blade channel. Although GAMBIT has a module, called G-TURBO, specialized in turbomachinery analysis, it has been found that for highly distorted geometries specific to axial-radial machines the results are not satisfactory. This is why we developed an original procedure that successfully addresses all geometrical particularities of centrifugal pumps, Francis turbines, and pumpturbines. The paper describes the implementation of our procedure, and a few examples of 3D flow analysis in impellers.
ISSN:ISSN: 1224-6077
Publication year: 2006
Keywords:automated procedure for design, impellers, 3D numerical analysis
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Authors: MILOS Teodor , MUNTEAN Sebastian , STUPARU Adrian , SUSAN-RESIGA Romeo , BAYA Alexandru ,
Type: National Journal Article
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: UPT