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Experimental Determinations of the Flow Characteristics in the Volutes of Centrifugal Pumps

Binder, R. C. and Knapp, R. T. (1936) Experimental Determinations of the Flow Characteristics in the Volutes of Centrifugal Pumps. Transactions of the ASME, 58 . pp. 649-661.

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This paper is a discussion of an exhaustive study which was made to determine internal-flow characteristics of two high-efficiency, high-head centrifugal pumps of commercial design. Special equipment was constructed to measure instantaneous values of pressures and velocities at various stations in the volutes. The authors discuss previous work of a nature similar to their study. They describe briefly the apparatus used in their tests, the arrangement of the test equipment, and the accuracy of the equipment used to measure the instantaneous values of pressures and velocities in the volutes. The results of the tests are presented in graphical form.

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Additional Information:©1936 ASME. Contributed by the Hydraulic Division for presentation at the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, to be held in New York, N.Y., November 30 to December 4, 1936. The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, who have financed this investigation in the hydraulic machinery laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. The engineers of the district and the staff of the laboratory have been of great help in all phases of this work. Sincere thanks are due the Byron Jackson Company and the Worthington Pump and Machinery Company for the permission to publish the results obtained from their respective machines; and to their chief engineers, A. Hollander and Max Spillman for many valuable suggestions during the progress of the research. The authors also wish to acknowledge the help received from members of the Institute staff. Prof. A. L. Klein originally proposed the use of the sampling valve, while Professors Th. von Kármán and R. L. Daugherty have been very generous of their time in helping to explain some of the results of the measurement.
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