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Design and Analysis of Mixed Flow Pump Impeller

  • Balamurugan S Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Sudharsen M UG Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Thamil Selvam S UG Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Venkadesan I UG Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Yogesh K UG Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode.

Abstract

Centrifugal pumps are used extensively for pumping water over short to medium distance through pipeline where the requirements of head and discharge are moderate. This project is devoted to enhance the performance of the centrifugal pump through design modification of impeller. Theories on pump characteristics are studied in detail. Vane profile of the impeller is generated using point by point method. The impeller is modeled in Solid works 2012 software and CFD analysis is done using fluid flow simulation package. CFD analysis enables to predict the performance of the pump and a comparative analysis is made for the entire control volume by varying meshing Pump impeller models have been developed for critical design parameters of the pump. CFD analysis is done in the models to predict the pump performance virtually. Experimental analysis is to be carried out during the second phase of the project work.

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