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Investigation of Unsteady Flow in a Submersible Tubular Pumping System

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Yan Jin, Hongcheng Chen, Junxin Wu, Chao Liu

Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China

David S.-K. Ting, Jacqueline Stagner

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

Paper No. FEDSM2018-83062, pp. V003T12A007; 9 pages
  • ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 3: Fluid Machinery; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Experimental, Multiscale, and Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid, and Liquid-Solid Flows; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Micro/Nano-Fluidics
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 15–20, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5157-9
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


To better understand the workings of submersible tubular pumping system and to enable future improvements, the pressure fluctuation and unsteady flow characteristics due to the complex rotor-stator interactions need to be properly delineated. High-frequency pressure measurements coupled with CFD simulations have been invoked in this study to elucidate the unsteady flow in different components of a submersible tubular pumping system at different discharges. The focus is on the impeller and guide vane, where the unsteady interaction is the strongest. The pressure pulsation distributions of different characteristic cross sections such as impeller exit, middle of guide vane, and exit of guide vane were quantified. In addition, the flow characteristics and the turbulent kinetic energy inside the impeller, guide vane, and bulb unit were obtained at the different time steps. The results show that the pressure pulsation frequency obtained by simulation was in agreement with the experimental results, including the critical points around the impeller and the guide vanes. The complementary two-prong approach is thus proven to be a powerful duo in researching and advancing a convoluted pumping system.

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