"The operating characteristics of a conventional centrifugal pump have been investigated, both theoretically and experimentally, in three modes of operation with single phase liquid water at atmospheric pressure and room temperature.
Simple one-dimensional theory has been used to evaluate the theoretical pump performance, and these evaluations are compared to actual experimental data. The actual data shows the degradation effects of flow friction and shock losses that the theory does not take into account. The comparison of the curves illustrates these differences.
The data obtained compares well to and reinforces data from experiments found in the literature review.
Based on the results of this analysis, it is concluded that the possibility of expressing the pump performance in terms of empirical equations warrants further study"--Abstract, page ii.
Mueller, Gary Edward, 1954-
Edwards, D. R.
Culp, Archie W., Jr.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 131 pages
© 1983 Lee Charles Cadwallader, All rights reserved.
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Cadwallader, Lee Charles, "A theoretical and experimental investigation of single phase flow through a small centrifugal pump in three quadrants of operation" (1983). Masters Theses. 4087.