An Experience with Simulation Modelling for Radial Flow Pump

Al-Khalid, Hj Othman and Mohd Azlan, Ismail and Hushairi, Zen (2015) An Experience with Simulation Modelling for Radial Flow Pump. International Journal of Emerging Engineering Research and Technology, 3 (11). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2349-4409

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The aim of this paper is to present the simulation modelling process of an end suction centrifugal pump using commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics software. The study pump is a radial flow pump with specific speed of 1075.0 (mm/mm). Three distinct models, called Volute, Impeller and Draft Tube, were generated based on the geometry and dimension of the pump. Unstructured tetrahedral mesh were applied to all flow domains, utilizing the advantage of good meshing capability for complex surface geometries. The governing equations that were used are steady-state three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations coupled with the k-epsilon turbulence model. It can be observed that the simulation result yield comparable performance when compared with the manufacturer data sheet. Pressure distribution, velocity vector and velocity streamline visualization show local losses inside the pump. It is believed that the finding from this study complement the ongoing research relevant to turbomachinery modelling and will be useful to investigate hydraulic characteristic inside the pump.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: centrifugal pump, computational fluid dynamic, performance curve, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 07:08
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 07:08

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