Parametric Study of Complex Liquid Flow in a Centrifugal Pump Consisting of an Impeller, a Volute and a Diffuser

Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Walid Ghie, Nicolas La Roche-Carrier

Abstract

In this work, the numerical investigation of the complex liquid flow in a centrifugal pump modelconsisting of an impeller, a diffuser and a volute was done to analyze the effects that the blade height, the diffuser blade number, and the volute size had on the pump performance. The continuity and Navier-Stokes equations with the k- turbulence model and the standard wall functions based on the logarithmic law were used by mean of ANSYS-CFX code. The results achieved reveal that the selected key design parameters have an impact on the pump head, the brake horsepower and the overall efficiency.

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in Harvard Style

Dituba Ngoma G., Ghie W. and La Roche-Carrier N. (2012). Parametric Study of Complex Liquid Flow in a Centrifugal Pump Consisting of an Impeller, a Volute and a Diffuser . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-20-4, pages 343-346. DOI: 10.5220/0004035503430346


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech12,
author={Guyh Dituba Ngoma and Walid Ghie and Nicolas La Roche-Carrier},
title={Parametric Study of Complex Liquid Flow in a Centrifugal Pump Consisting of an Impeller, a Volute and a Diffuser},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2012},
pages={343-346},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004035503430346},
isbn={978-989-8565-20-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Parametric Study of Complex Liquid Flow in a Centrifugal Pump Consisting of an Impeller, a Volute and a Diffuser
SN - 978-989-8565-20-4
AU - Dituba Ngoma G.
AU - Ghie W.
AU - La Roche-Carrier N.
PY - 2012
SP - 343
EP - 346
DO - 10.5220/0004035503430346