The complex three-dimensional flow field in a centrifugal impeller with low speed is studied in this paper. Coupled with high–Reynolds–number k–ε turbulence model, the fully three–dimensional Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes equations are solved. The Semi–Implicit Method for Pressure–Linked Equations (SIMPLE) algorithm is used. And the non–staggered grid arrangement is also used. The computed results are compared with the available experimental data. The comparison shows good agreement.

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