To investigate the influence of relative positions between a radial diffuser and an annular volute on the unsteady pressure at the centrifugal pump outlet, experiment tests were carried out with five positions between the diffuser and volute in an open test rig. Statistical and frequency spectrum analyses were carried out to obtain the pressure fluctuation amplitude range and the frequency domain respectively. The results showed that the relative position has greater influence on the pressure at large flow rate than at part load condition. The dominant frequency and the Power Spectrum Density (PSD) values are affected by diffuser azimuthal position and the harmonic frequencies are determined by number of blades and vanes. The investigation can give a reference to optimize the relative angle between diffuser and volute to reduce the pressure fluctuations.
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Experimental Investigation on Influence of Relative Positions Between Diffuser and Volute on Pressure Fluctuation at the Outlet of a Centrifugal Pump
Wang, W, Yuan, S, Pei, J, Pavesi, G, & Gu, Y. "Experimental Investigation on Influence of Relative Positions Between Diffuser and Volute on Pressure Fluctuation at the Outlet of a Centrifugal Pump." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Turbomachinery Flow Simulation and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired and Bio-Medical Fluid Mechanics; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Active Fluid Dynamics and Flow Control — Theory, Experiments and Implementation. Washington, DC, USA. July 10–14, 2016. V01AT09A012. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2016-7740
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