byAnderson, P. G.; Franz, R. J.; Farmer, R. C.; Chen, Y. S
Collector scrolls on high performance centrifugal pumps are currently designed with methods which are based on very approximate flowfield models. Such design practices result in some volute configurations causing excessive side loads even at design flowrates. The purpose of this study was to develop and verify computational design tools which may be used to optimize volute configurations with respect to avoiding excessive loads on the bearings. The new design methodology consisted of a volute... Topics: ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER), POSTFLIGHT ANALYSIS, CELL DIVISION, CHROMOSOMES, COSMIC RAYS, PROTEIN CRYSTAL...