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Effects of Double Volute on Performance of A Centrifugal Pump
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Effects of Double Volute on Performance of A Centrifugal Pump
Shim, Hyeon-Seok; Heo, Man-Woong; Kim, Kwang-Yong;
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In this study, a parametric study of a centrifugal pump with double volute has been performed numerically using three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. The shear stress transport model was selected as turbulence closure through turbulence model test. The finite volume method and unstructured grid system were used for the numerical analysis. The optimal grid system in the computational domain was determined through a grid dependency test. The expansion coefficient, circumferential and radial starting positions and length of divider were selected as the geometric parameters to be tested. And, the hydraulic efficiency and the radial thrust coefficient were considered as performance parameters. It was found that the radial thrust and hydrualic efficiency are more sensitive to the expansion angle and circumferential starting position of the divider than the other geometrical parameters.
Centrifugal Pump;Double Volute;Radial Thrust;Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations;
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