Numerical simulations are carried out to study the pump performance. Compared with the simulated efficiency of the original pump, the optimization increased efficiency by 8.34% under the design point. Further a mixed flow impeller was analyzed for multiphase flow in future to improve the performance using SWFS. Considering the computational efficiency, the wall-function approach was used for the current calculations. Table 1 :- Description of the pump parameters, Table 2: - Pressure properties of the 3 impellers (A, B, C), Table 3: - Pressure at inlet and outlet regions, Available: http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ah810e/AH810E0. The results show that for the optimized value, The LNG centrifugal compressors typically use a combination of 2D and 3D impellers. A centrifugal pump is common in process plants, usually in large numbers. The MS CFD predictions agree well with the model test data for both B#1 and NEW impellers, particularly the rise and fall for the NEW impeller. This paper presents the use of state-of-the-art reliability techniques to develop efficient structural design guidelines for civil engineering structures in a manner that includes overall structural system effects. The optimization calculation was to minimize this objective function. Finite Element Analysis is an analytical engineering tool originated by the Aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. The CFD predictions suggest that a Reynolds number effect exists between the model- and full-scale fans. Since flow separations at the shroud in front of the blade leading edges were predicted for the two existing impellers, further improvement in impeller performance would require reducing this shroud flow separation. 3640-3643 (2017). Centrifugal pump usage has increased over the past year due to its importance and efficiency. The standard k-É turbulence model was chosen for turbulence model. Although the required power for the 0.0476 shroud is slightly increased, it is used in the final design. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Figure 9(c) demonstrates the improvement of the impeller with the 0.0476 shroud as compared to the B#2 impeller shown in Figure 8. This simplification is referred to as the frozen impeller approach. Although the B#2 impeller requires more power at the specified condition, it generates more head and has a slightly higher efficiency. The 2D blade cross-section design described in the previous section was performed in a relatively conservative manner due to an “unknown” coupling effect from the downstream volute. The significance of the feedback depends, however, on each individual design configuration. In this case, double suction pumps are used. 2.0). The grid + was controlled between 10 and 50 for the wall-function modelling and below 1 for the near-wall modelling. 4.2 Important Elements of a Centrifugal Compressor Fig.4.1 shows the essential parts of a typical centrifugal compressor. and then, the number of blades has been varied to analyze the pumpâs performance. The purpose of this paper is to identify /observe and determine the pattern of pressure distribution by using CFD simulation, Blade thickness and blade height are the most influencing parameters on the performance of pump. The performance metrics in the form of the objective functions were passed back to the GA for the next design iteration. Figure 4 shows a denser mesh at the leading edge of the impeller. Although the gap flow alleviates the shroud flow separation, it affects the blade trailing-edge flow, particularly at the volute tongue locations. The simulation results showed that the pressure fluctuation in the pump was periodical at different operating flow rates. At the design point, 57% of the fan air flows through the lift diffuser to maintain the required lift pressure. The steer blade-1 was considered too aggressive in meeting the requirement; therefore, the more conservative steer blade was chosen for further investigation. The width of the impeller is almost linearly related to the impeller total head generated. From here on out, when this 3D version of the steer blade is integrated with the impeller, it is referred to as the NEW design impeller. Fan performance data obtained from impeller/volute coupling CFD. Although the inlet was controlled with a velocity condition, the inlet pressure was predicted as part of the simulation since the pressure pertains to the upstream propagating characteristic. Although a drop of 2.14% in total head for the latter impeller occurred, the efficiency was maintained. International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Distance parameter used in defining the optimization objective function shown in (, Fan tip speed (141.77 m/s@design condition), K. A. Kaupert and T. Staubli, “The unsteady pressure field in a high specific speed centrifugal pump impeller—part I: influence of the volute,”, K. Hillewaert and R. A. The impeller torque was calculated by integrating the forces from the blade, hub, shroud, and backplate. Specifically, the measured lift-side pressures for the B#1, B#2, and NEW impellers are 13.8%, 9.6%, and 3.7% higher than the required pressure (shown in (2)) at the design condition, respectively. Additionally, In contrast, the shroud gap flow improves both the impeller and the fan efficiencies for the B#1 impeller. A refined CFD assessment of the impeller/volute coupling and the gap between the stationary duct and the rotating shroud revealed a reduction in efficiency due to the volute and the gap. Fan Parts-Impeller Design The centrifugal fans impeller have five basic blade shapes, and a number of impeller configurations (i.e) DWDI (Double width double inlet) or SWSI (Single width single inlet). The two other profiles were investigated to reduce the sharp curvature at the blade intersection [13]. The interaction between the impeller and its associated volute can significantly alter the performance of the impeller. the speed of rotation was set at 1150 rpm. Design and simulation were conducted using ANSYS CFX, using the Navier-Stokes equation. According to a form of Euler 's fluid dynamics equation, known as the pump and turbine equation , the energy input to the fluid is proportional to the flow's local spinning velocity multiplied by the local impeller tangential velocity . This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The measured power reduction for the new impeller is 8.8% lower than the baseline. Fig. Similar exit pressures were applied for all other impeller calculations to obtain the lift flowrates shown in Tables 2 and 3. Isometric View of Fixed Boundary Condition. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Two cases were considered for this study: impeller, and combined impeller and diffuser. A properly designed impeller optimizes flow while minimizing turbulence and maximizing efficiency. The flow turning area from the axial to the radial direction in front of the blade leading edge is required to be adequately designed to avoid the shroud flow separation. The dominant frequency at the same monitor point was constant but with different amplitude at different operating conditions, the pressure fluctuation at the coupling interface had a lower strength at the position where far away from the volute tongue. A blade leading-edge extension and sweep into the shroud turning area prevents the air from separating from the shroud surface and improves the impeller’s efficiency. Fan efficiency is further reduced to the 74–78% range by including the volute losses. In Figure 12, the impeller total head generated and efficiency associated with each blade design during the 6 generation calculations are plotted in black diamond symbols versus the shaft power. Optimal Design of a Centrifugal Compressor Impeller Using Evolutionary Algorithms Soo-Yong Cho,1 Kook-Young Ahn,2 Young-Duk Lee,2 and Young-Cheol Kim2 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering A method is presented for redesigning a centrifugal impeller and its inlet duct. pump efficiency increased by 2.23%. In order to establish a design strategy within a constrained design window, two existing impellers B#1 and B#2 were first analyzed with a second-order accurate CFD method which solves a full compressible form of the Navier Stokes equations with preconditioning to obtain an efficient time-marching numerical scheme [9] for the incompressible flow. The large curvature of the shroud as it approaches the blade may be partially responsible for the flow separation seen at the shroud due to the difficulty of the boundary layer to remain attached as the flow negotiates the turn near the shroud. The final unconventional 2D design from the GA design iteration is shown in Figure 14. The blade shape was parameterized by 10 design variables of 5 control points (5 design variables on the pressure side and 5 design variables on the suction side shown in Figures 11(b) and 11(c)). M. Ajith and D. M Issa, "Design and Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Impeller using ANSYS FLUENT", International Journal of Science, Engineering and … AIAA-91-1548, 1991. Side View of Pressure Distribution at 1750. the speed of rotation was set at 2500 rpm. 5.2.4.3 Multiobjective Design of Centrifugal Impellers 173 5.2.5 Multipoint Optimization 175 5.2.5.1 Design of a Low Solidity Diffuser 175 5.2.5.2 Multipoint Impeller Design 177 5.2.6 Robust Optimization 181 6 Volutes 185 6.1 Inlet In addition, the period of the design phase was limited. rate (Q) 5000 LPH, Head (H) 28-26 m, speed 6000 rpm. [1] P. L. Fraenkel, "Water lifting devices", [2] R. Ragoth Singh and M. Nataraj, "Design and analysis o, [4] K. Kumar Yadav, K. Mendiratta and V. Gahlo, [7] R. Mackay, "Troubleshooting Pump Problems and Failures", http://www.pumpsandsystems.com/topics/pumps/pumps/troubles. It computes the entire (all blades included) impeller steady flow field in the rotational frame and converts the flow field information to a stationary frame at an interface near the impeller exit to the downstream volute. This paper provides some brief guidelines for determining the nature of and solution to specific pump problems. It represents the blade trailing-edge span with the shroud terminating at the blade trailing edge. It should be noted that the volute inlet width was the same as the impeller width in their study. The conditions at the interface serve as information exchange between the impeller and the volute and are obtained as a part of the solution. In this study, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach was suggested to investigate the flow in the centrifugal pump impeller using the SolidWorks Flow Simulation (SWFS). It is the key component of a centrifugal pump and mounded on the shaft. Park, K. Ahn, and J. Baek, “Improvement of the performance of a centrifugal compressor by modifying the volute inlet,”, Y. T. Lee, “Impact of fan gap flow on the centrifugal impeller aerodynamics,”, A. Hildebrandt and M. Genrup, “Numerical investigation of the effect of different back sweep angle and exducer width on the impeller outlet flow pattern of a centrifugal compressor with vaneless diffuser,”. It is usually made of cast iron, steel, […] Using the developed design strategy, the following results are identified. Impeller is designed for the head (H) 24 m; discharge (Q) 1.583 L/sec; and speed (N) 2880 rpm. The gap sizes designed for the B#1, B#2, and NEW impellers are 0.08%, 0.15%, and 0.08% of the impeller diameter, respectively. Side View of Pressure Distribution at 2500, Fig. Now create an inlet runner of 0.03m in diameter and 7cm in length and an In order to effectively manage the craft fuel consumption, a reduction in fan’s operating power is necessary. Lee and Bein [4] also applied steady CFD calculations to a centrifugal refrigerant compressor with an impeller, a vaneless diffuser, and a single discharge volute and obtained a good agreement in volute circumferential pressure with the measurements, particularly the pressure dip at the volute tongue. Centrifugal compressor impeller designs can be classified as open, with fully visible blades, or closed, with a cover or shroud attached to the blade tips (see Fig. By adjusting the impeller width, the impeller total pressure can be controlled without sacrificing the performance. Finally, the internal flow fields were analyzed to understand the mechanism of efficiency improvement. A detailed study was also carried out of the coupled impeller-volute system. 8. Comparing the design requirement with the measured data, it is obvious from Figure 21 that both impellers B#1 and B#2 generate more-than-required pressure at the volute lift-side discharge. From the simulation results, it can be observed that as the rotation speed of the impeller increases, the pressure within the impeller increases. Since impeller B#2’s blade performs better than the B#1 impeller as shown in the last section, the B#2 blade shape was used as the starting geometry and all changes to the blade shapes were made through a network of Bezier curves. This allows the 14-bladed baseline B#1 impeller to be redesigned as the 11-bladed NEW impeller. 12. Fig. The steering process and 3D blade construction is discussed in the following sections. Although the gap flow alleviates the shroud flow separation, it affects the blade trailing-edge flow, particularly at the volute tongue locations. Computational Fluid Dynamics is most commonly used tool for simulation and analysis. The test data of the lift-side pressure rise for the existing and new impellers agrees well with the CFD predictions based on the model Reynolds number. Impeller design is the most significant factor for determining performance of a centrifugal pump. This procedure essentially improves the blade efficiency. Comparing the data between Tables 2 and 3, the gap effect for the B#1 impeller inversely affects performance as compared to the other two impellers. 15. For this case, the targeted ShaftPWR and output power were set at 581 and 552 kWs, respectively. The duty parameters considered in the present study are flow, An optimization process for impellers was carried out based on numerical simulation, Latin hypercube sampling (LHS), surrogate model and Genetic algorithm (GA) to improve the efficiency of residual heat removal pump. For this case, the Re at this model operating condition is 1.8×106. CFD simulation makes it possible to visualize the flow condition inside centrifugal pump. Similar improvement in the compressor performance by increasing the volute inlet width was reported by Kim et al. The impeller efficiencies of the two steer blades and the 2D design blade are almost identical. Note that the current volute inlet has a sudden expansion (shown in Figure 3) from the impeller exit versus Kim’s volute which has a smooth connection between the volute and the impeller. 6. used by mean of ANSYS-CFX code. Impeller Design of a Centrifugal Fan with Blade Optimization, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Code 5700, West Bethesda, MD 20817, USA, Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. (CRAFT Tech), Pipersville, PA 18947, USA, Ships Systems Engineering Station, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Code 9860, Philadelphia, PA 19112, USA. Before the diffused fluid started separating at the hub while the impeller width was increased, Kim et al. [15] also recorded increased head and a slight efficiency increase. They are lift-side total and static efficiencies, which were calculated as follows:lift=Δlift⋅liftShaftPWR,(10)lift=Δlift⋅liftShaftPWR.(11). Each impeller blade row has backward-swept blades mounted between a common back plate and shrouds. The result shows that a grid density of 250,000 cells or more for each impeller blade passage is adequate for a predicted power with an error of 0.5% (mostly dependent on the grid topology rather than the grid density) or less. Lastly, a rigorous design validation study was undertaken with a carefully designed test rig for the 1/5 scale model. This verifies the conclusion obtained in the previous section and confirms the feasibility of further reducing power consumption. In order to analyze the inner flow pressure fluctuation performance in screw type centrifugal pumps, a ZJ200-25 screw type centrifugal pump with double screw blades was chosen as the study subject. [6], and Karanth and Sharma [7] used both CFD and particle-image-velocity (PIV) measurement to study centrifugal fan impeller interactions with a vaned diffuser and a single discharge volute, and found that their steady numerical simulations were able to predict the flow characteristics, particularly the flow separation, which existed between the impeller and the diffuser. The computational resources from the Naval Oceanographic Office Major Shared Resource Center (NAVOCEANO MSRC) were provided through the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The matching volute design plays an important role in determining fan efficiency, which is improved by 1.2% for the new fan over the baseline fan. Copyright © 2011 Yu-Tai Lee et al. Balancing holes in single-suction centrifugal pumps are generally applied to attenuate the axial thrust caused by a pressure difference between the front side of a shroud and the rear side of a hub of an impeller. Most of the other parts are enclosed within it. (i) Volute feedback to the impeller reduces impeller efficiency by five to six percentage points from the original range of 93–95%. The NEW impeller has achieved twice the amount of power reduction from the baseline B#1 impeller and agrees well with the CFD predictions shown in the last section. Fan aerodynamic performance at the design point requires air at a temperature of 26.7°C, an impeller shaft speed of 1692 rpm, and a shaft power of 1276.6 kW (=2 PWRref) to produce a lift static pressure of 7517 Pa (= ref) at a nominal lift-side air flow rate of 57.43 m3/s. Figure 8 shows similar flow traces for impeller B#2’s surfaces. Design of other pumps implemented in the previous section and confirms the feasibility of reducing. Compared based on the impeller head is nearly linear in relationship to the decision to choose the 11-bladed new has. 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