Study on Optimization and FEM Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Body Structure
The centrifugal pump is the common mechanical equipment, which is extensively applied in the water conservancy, ships and other projects. In this paper, the centrifugal pump body structure was analyzed based on the actual working conditions, and the structure was also optimized. The research results show that the maximum equivalent stress of pump body structure is in the tongue, when the grid cell size is 6mm, the maximum equivalent stress is 36.843MPa; The maximum equivalent stress increases as the grid cell size decreases, and the unit number increases rapidly as the grid cell size decreases; When the wall thickness of pump is selected appropriately, the material can be saved about 6%, and the optimized structure of pump can be also meet the structural performance requirements.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jinglong Bu
L. Y. Wu and Y. L. Wang, "Study on Optimization and FEM Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Body Structure", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 154-155, pp. 1744-1747, 2011