Review of status of potential flow calculations in redially bladed pump impellers

F.C. Visser, J.J.H. Brouwers

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    The incompressible and inviscid flow in two-dimensional, radial-flow, pump impellers fitted with straight radial blades is reanalyzed analytically with the aid of the theory of functions of a complex variable, in particular by using the method of conformal mapping. The fluid velocity along the impeller blades is newly solved in closed-form by a Fourier series, with the Fourier coefficients being given by the hypergeometric function or (Gauss) series. Previously unpublished expressions in closed-form and illustrating graphs are presented for slip factors, the condition of shockless entry, and the volume flow rate minimally required for efficient operation. An (illustrative) extension of the classical, one-dimensional, Eulerian expression for developed head of radially bladed pump impellers is discussed, quantifying the effect of finite blade numbers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second ASME Pumping Machinery Symposium
    Place of PublicationWashington DC, USA
    PublisherAmerican Society of mechanical Engineering
    ISBN (Print)9780791809624
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 1993
    Event2nd ASME Pumping Machinery Symposium 1993 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 20 Jun 199324 Jun 1993


    Other2nd ASME Pumping Machinery Symposium 1993
    CountryUnited States


    • IR-33097
    • METIS-145373

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