CFD Calculation of a Mixed Flow Pump Characteristic From Shutoff to Maximum Flow

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Felix A. Muggli, Peter Holbein

Sulzer Innotec, Sulzer Markets & Technology Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland

Philippe Dupont

Sulzer Pumps Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland

J. Fluids Eng 124(3), 798-802 (Aug 19, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1478061 History: Received July 27, 2001; Revised October 17, 2001; Online August 19, 2002
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Solid model assembly of the semi axial pump
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Location of the pressure sensors on the casing of the pump
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Measured and calculated stage head (total pressure) curve without and with inlet rib
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Measured and calculated static pressure difference in the impeller
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Measured and calculated static pressure difference in the diffuser
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Unsteady pressure calculation at different locations for Q/Q0=35%
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Local and circumferential-averaged static pressure at impeller outlet for different relative rotor-stator positions (Q/Q0=35% and 100%)
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Circumferentially averaged total pressure in the meridional plane (Q/Q0=35% and 100%)
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Vortex structures at Q/Q0=35%



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