Analysis on Effects of the Blade Wrap Angle and Outlet Angle on the Performance of the Low-Specific Speed Centrifugal Pump
In order to research the effect of the blade wrap angle and outlet angle on the hydraulic performance of the low-specific speed sewage pump, the Reynolds time-averaged Navier-Stokes equations was discretized based on the finite volume method, and the modified k-ε turbulence model were chosen in FLUENT. Numerical simulation of the internal flow within the centrifugal pump with the specific speed of 60 at different blade wrap angle and outlet angle is carried out. The analysis of the velocity and the turbulent kinetic energy distribution in different cases, and predicts the external characteristics of the several cases based on the loss analysis method. The study results show that the efficiency of pumps increase with decreasing the outlet angle and increasing the wrapping angle at the design of sewage pumps. According to the analysis, changing the blade outlet Angle has much more influence on the performance of the pump than changing the wrap angle.
Hao Zhang, Yang Fu and Zhong Tang
W. Li et al., "Analysis on Effects of the Blade Wrap Angle and Outlet Angle on the Performance of the Low-Specific Speed Centrifugal Pump", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 354-355, pp. 615-620, 2012