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Design and Analysis of Airfoil-Shaped Impeller Blades of Centrifugal Pump
P shah, M ashwin ganesh, Thundil kuruppa raj
Published in Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.
Volume: 852
Pages: 539 - 544
This paper deals with a comparative study of the outlet pressure-energy between a conventional and normal blade impeller and an airfoil-shaped blade impeller of a centrifugal pump. Although the volute casing is an important component along with an impeller [1], the present comparative analysis makes the volute casing redundant to the study, hence neglected. All centrifugal pumps are usually designed and manufactured using backward swept blades with equal camber on the top and bottom sides. An increased camber on the top side is an ideal trait for a lift generating airfoil. The purpose is to implement the principle of lift generation of airfoil for centrifugal pumps. As a result, a local suction side and pressure side can be visualized using CFX-post processor. The 3D analysis of such a centrifugal pump impeller is designed in SOLIDWORKS® and analyzed using ANSYS® CFX. The SST (Menter’s Shear Stress Transport) model is used as it combines both the k-ω and k-ε turbulence models.
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JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications, Ltd.
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