International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems
Online ISSN : 1882-9554
ISSN-L : 1882-9554
Original paper
Enhancement of a Centrifugal Pump Performance by Simultaneous Use of Splitter Blades and Angular Impeller Diffuser
Davood KhoeiniEbrahim Shirani
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2018 年 11 巻 2 号 p. 191-204


The influences of different configurations of impeller diffusers and splitter blades on performance of a centrifugal pump have been analyzed experimentally and numerically. Each impeller with different configurations including three different splitter blades with lengths of 0, 0.45L and 0.75L (L is the length of impeller blades) and three different cases of impeller with diffuser of α=0o α is the divergence angle of diffuser walls) and angular diffuser of α=10o and impeller without diffuser have been investigated in this study. Data analyses revealed that there is good compatibility among experimental and numerical results and the highest head discrepancy is only 7 percent. Results showed that simultaneous use of impeller diffuser and splitter blade have profound impact on the centrifugal pump performance. Actually, among all configurations, the maximum performance is achieved for the impeller equipped with angular diffuser of α=10o and splitter blades of 0.75L concurrently. In that case, the head at high flow rate is 1.51 times of the head value of original impeller without impeller diffuser. In addition, at BEP (Best Efficiency Point), efficiency increased by 3.4 percent and its position displaced towards the high flow rate as well.



© 2018 Turbomachinery Society of Japan, Korean Fluid Machinery Association, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, IAHR
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