|Rajeev Ranjan Keshari||Asst. Prof. Neeraj Kumar Nagayach|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering||Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|OIST, Bhopal||OIST, Bhopal|
Abstract: Centrifugal pumps are widely used for irrigation, water supply plants, steam power plants, sewage, oil refineries, chemical plants, hydraulic power service, food processing factories and mines, because of their suitability in practically any service. Therefore it is necessary to find out the design parameters and working conditions that yield optimal output and maximum efficiency with lowest power consumption. Study indicates that Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis is being increasingly applied in the design of centrifugal pumps. With the aid of the CFD approach, the complex internal flows in water pump impellers, can be well predicted, to speed up the pump design procedure. This paper exposes the various research work carried out in this direction especially in the content of parametric study and optimization of centrifugal pump impeller using CFD tool and DoE technique. Literature surveys indicate that very restricted work has been done in this area.
Keywords:- Centrifugal pumps; CFD impeller, CFX, DOE.