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Hydrodynamic Design of the Volute of a Centrifugal Pump Using CFD

[+] Author Affiliations
Rouhollah Torabi

EBARA Iran, Tehran, Iran

S. Ahmad Nourbakhsh

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. AJK2011-06077, pp. 423-427; 5 pages
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference: Volume 1, Symposia – Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Hamamatsu, Japan, July 24–29, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4440-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by JSME


The objective of this paper is to develop the shape of an existing volute so that the radial forces in off-design condition become minimum. For this purpose 3-D inverse design method based on the 3-D viscous flow calculations was applied to re-design the geometry of the volute of a low specific speed pump. Various aspects of the geometry change independently to achieve the best one which produces less radial force in off design conditions. Measurements included time-averaged values of velocity and static pressure at a large number of locations in the volute.

Copyright © 2011 by JSME



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