Design and performance evaluation of mixed flow pumps by numerical experimentation and axial thrust investigation l

Cirit, Ali
In this thesis a vertical turbine mixed flow pump that has a flow rate of 40 l/s and 16 mwc head at 2900 rpm is designed. Effect of design parameters are investigated and flow inside the pump is analyzed with the help of numerical experimentations. The designed pump is manufactured and tested in Layne Bowler Pumps Company and completed in TÜBİTAK - TEYDEB project. Pump is designed in the tolerance limits that are defined in the standard TS EN ISO 9906. Numerical experimentation results for performance charecteristics show the same trend with the test results. In addition, axial thrust measurements are done on the designed pump with using load cells. Effect of balancing holes and balancing ring are investigated. Balancing holes are drilled at various diameters at the back side of the impellers and its effect is analyzed on the pump performance characteristics. Test results are compared with different approaches.


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Citation Formats
A. Cirit, “Design and performance evaluation of mixed flow pumps by numerical experimentation and axial thrust investigation l,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.