Parametric Study of Liquid Flow in Five- and Six-stage Centrifugal Pumps

Lahbib Kerbouci, Guyh Dituba Ngoma

Abstract

Two models of a multistage centrifugal pump using a five- and six-stage centrifugal pumps were developed and numerically investigated. The continuity and Navier-Stokes equations with the k-ɛ turbulence model and standard wall functions were used by means of the ANSYS-CFX code. To enhance the design of the multistage pump, the concept consisting of varying three parameters at a time was used. Thus, the combined effects of the impeller blade angle, the impeller blade number and the impeller blade width on the performance of the five- and six-stage centrifugal pumps was analyzed. The results obtained reveal, among other things, that the highest pump efficiency was reached for the outlet impeller blade angle of 25.38°, the number of impeller blades of 7, and the impeller blade width of 7 mm.

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Kerbouci L. and Dituba Ngoma G. (2015). Parametric Study of Liquid Flow in Five- and Six-stage Centrifugal Pumps . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-120-5, pages 178-182. DOI: 10.5220/0005543601780182


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@conference{simultech15,
author={Lahbib Kerbouci and Guyh Dituba Ngoma},
title={Parametric Study of Liquid Flow in Five- and Six-stage Centrifugal Pumps},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2015},
pages={178-182},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005543601780182},
isbn={978-989-758-120-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Parametric Study of Liquid Flow in Five- and Six-stage Centrifugal Pumps
SN - 978-989-758-120-5
AU - Kerbouci L.
AU - Dituba Ngoma G.
PY - 2015
SP - 178
EP - 182
DO - 10.5220/0005543601780182