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Effect of Swirl on Rotordynamic Forces Caused by Front Shroud Pump Leakage

Hsu, Yun and Brennen, Christopher E. (2002) Effect of Swirl on Rotordynamic Forces Caused by Front Shroud Pump Leakage. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 124 (4). pp. 1005-1010. ISSN 0098-2202.

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Unsteady forces generated by fluid flow through the impeller shroud leakage path of a centrifugal pump were investigated. The effect of leakage path inlet swirl (pump discharge swirl) on the rotordynamic forces was re-examined. It was observed that increasing the inlet swirl is destabilizing both for normal and tangential rotordynamic forces. Attempts to reduce the swirl within the leakage path using ribs and grooves as swirl brakes showed benefits only at low leakage flow rate.

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Additional Information:Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the Journal of Fluids Engineering. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division August 17, 2001; revised manuscript received May 6, 2002.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:08 Oct 2004
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