Study of Boundary Conditions in Single-Blade Pump Simulation

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Helsinki University of Technology | J Muu elektroninen julkaisu
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2007
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Mcode
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Language
en
Pages
27
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Abstract: Single-blade sewage pump is simulated numerically using FINFLO flowsolver. Low-Reynolds number approach is utilized with a k-ε turbulence closure. The effect of the boundary conditions on a performance prediction, mass balance fluctuation and velocity distributions is studied. Main result: Pump head, efficiency and torque are obtained from the simulated flowfield and compared to measured data. The velocity distributions are also compared to the measurements available. Reserved in- and outflow boundary conditions do not remove the fluctuation in mass balance, it only changes location. modified impeller surface boundary condition has a small effect on pump performance but more visible on velocity distributions.
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MEMO No CFD/THERMO-54-2007 Date: 30th May 2007
Keywords
FINFLO, k-ε model, pump performance
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