To explore the transient characteristic of a centrifugal pump with the specific speed of 90 during startup period, the internal three-dimensional unsteady flow was solved by using CFD. Wherein to overcome the difficulty in implement of boundary conditions in numerical simulation, a closed-loop pipe system that includes a centrifugal pump was built to accomplish self-coupling calculation. The results show that at the very beginning of startup, flow rate rises slowly and non-dimensional head coefficient is much higher than quasi-steady value, the quasi-assumption can not be competent for predicting transient effect well. Moreover, the insufficient of energy conversion makes the evolvement of transient flow field lags behind that of quasi-steady flow field, i.e., kinetic energy can’t convert pressure energy in time during acceleration flow period. Rotor-stator interaction makes flow rate present slight fluctuation characteristic under stable operating conditions.
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Study of Transient Behavior in Centrifugal Pump During Startup Period
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Zhang, Y, Zhu, Z, Cui, B, & Li, Y. "Study of Transient Behavior in Centrifugal Pump During Startup Period." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA. July 8–12, 2012. pp. 375-380. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2012-72065
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