Effect of Volute Area Distributions on the Performance Characteristic Curve of a Centrifugal Pump

볼류트 단면적 변화가 원심펌프의 성능곡선에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 2005.11.25


In this paper, the effect of volute area distribution on the performance characteristic curve of a centrifugal pump were numerically studied using a commercial CFD code. To reduce the shutoff head, maintaining head and efficiency at a design flow rate, the flat head-capacity characteristic curves in which the head varies only slightly with capacity from shutoff to design capacity are frequency required. In order to control the shutoff head of a pump, several volute area distributions were proposed as a main parameter with the same impeller geometry. The calculation results show that the characteristic curve of a centrifugal pump can be controlled by modifying the area distribution with the same volute outlet area.