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Volume 61, Issue 3 (Dec 2014)

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Radial Forces Acting on Centrifugal Pump Impeller

Krzysztof Karaskiewicz / Marek Szlaga
Published Online: 2014-12-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/meceng-2014-0025


The paper presents the results of measurements and predictions of radial thrust in centrifugal pump with specific speed ns = 26. In the pump tested, a volute with rectangular cross-section was used. The tests were carried out for several rotational speeds, including speeds above and below the nominal one. Commercial code ANSYS Fluent was used for the calculations. Apart from the predictions of the radial force, the calculations of axial thrust were also conducted, and correlation between thrust and the radial force was found. In the range of the measured rotational speeds, similarity of radial forces was checked.


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Published Online: 2014-12-10

Citation Information: Archive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN (Online) 2300-1895, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/meceng-2014-0025.

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© 2014 Krzysztof Karaskiewicz and Marek Szlaga. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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