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Centrifugal-Pump Performance as Affected by Design Features

Knapp, R. T. (1941) Centrifugal-Pump Performance as Affected by Design Features. Transactions of the A.S.M.E . pp. 251-260.

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This paper presents some of the results of a study of Grand Coulee pumping-plant characteristics. The research program was conducted for the Bureau of Reclamation by the California Institute of Technology in its hydraulic machinery laboratory (1) and has been in progress since January, 1938. While the principal object was to determine the operating features for pumping units to be installed at the Grand Coulee project, the results obtained are somewhat more generally applicable than might be expected. It is believed by the author that investigations of a somewhat similar nature offer the most reliable means for securing the characteristics desired in hydraulic units, both pump and turbine, for practically any given set of conditions.

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Additional Information:©1941 A.S.M.E. Contributed by the Hydraulic Division and presented at the Fall Meeting, Spokane, Wash., September 3-6, 1940, of the American Society of mechanical Engineers. During the period of the investigations, the Bureau of Reclamation, through the chief engineer and members of his technical staff, has kept in intimate contact with the work and has contributed much to its progress. Especial acknowledgment is due to Mr. D. P. Barnes, resident representative, of the Bureau, who has taken an active part in the experimental investigations and their analyses. The program has been carried out under the immediate direction of Prof. Th. von Kármán, Prof. R. L. Daugherty, and the author. The technical staff has been in charge of Mr. J. W. Daily. The results reported are the joint product of the entire staff and should be so considered.
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