The flow pattern in the forebay of pumping station is of very important influence on the operation of the pumps. The different kinds of unlike flow pattern, such as large scale circulations and vortices, are often found in the forebay of pumping station especially with multi-pumps. This paper takes the study on improving the flow pattern in the forebay to ensure a good flow condition for pumps operation. The computational results of three dimensional flow fields in an original designed forebay were obtained and a large circulation was found in the forebay on the side which caused serious problems to the operation of pumps. A typical combined means were applied to improve the flow motion. The computational results of the flow fields shows that the large circulation was eliminated and the flow distribution was improved, which was verified by the model test. The improved design has been successfully used to a large pumping station.

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