The present paper describes an analytical model for the preliminary prediction of the noncavitating flow field and performance of helical inducers. The proposed model is based on the traditional troughflow theory approximations with empirical corrections for outlet flow deviation and hydraulic losses due to inlet incidence effects and friction in the blade channels. Unlike most classical models, it allows – even if under still rather restrictive assumptions – for the prediction of the radial and circumferential flow velocity fields at the inducer exit section and for the approximate evaluation of the head coefficient as a function of the flow coefficient in terms of the static pressure rise generated by the inducer. The results are presented of the model validation by comparison with the experimental data obtained for several inducers tested in different facilities worldwide.
|Autori:||BRAMANTI C; CERVONE A; D'AGOSTINO L|
|Titolo:||A Simplified Analytical Model for Evaluating the Noncavitating Performance of Axial Inducers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|