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An Experimental Method For Investigating Flow Patterns Within Centrifugal Pumps By High Speed Photography
Author(s): Jian Xiping; Chen Liwei
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Paper Abstract

An experimental method for visualizing the flow field within centrifugal pumps is presented in this paper. The working liquid used in experiments was a water-based multimolecular polymer solution in which polystyrol particles were added as the trace particles. A rotary-prism type high speed camera and a motion analyzer were applied to investigate the internal flow field of the pump on the line. The particle paths and velocity distribution in the flow field have successfully been obtained. It is naturally expected that this method can be used to give improvement in the design of centrifugal pumps, in which the separation and vortex intensity will be reduced, but efficiency raised.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969224
Show Author Affiliations
Jian Xiping, Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering (P.R.China)
Chen Liwei, Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering (P.R.China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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