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Performance of a mixed flow pump with varying tip clearance .1.

Saha, TK and Soundranayagam, S (1996) Performance of a mixed flow pump with varying tip clearance .1. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 210 (4). pp. 305-318.

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Measurements of the three-dimensional flow field entering and leaving a mixed flow pump of non-dimensional specific speed k = 1.89 [N-s = 100 r/min (metric)] are discussed as a function of flowrate. Flow reversal at inlet at reduced flows is seen to result in abnormally high total pressures in the casing region, but causes no noticeable discontinuities on the head-flow characteristics. Inlet prerotation is associated with the transport of angular momentum by the reversal eddy and begins with the initiation of flow reversal.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Professional Engineering Publishing.
Keywords: mixed flow pump;flow reversal;blade angles;prerotation;slip velocity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 05:01
Last Modified: 10 May 2011 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37460

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