UNIVERSAL CORRELATIONS FOR PREDICTING COMPLETE PUMP PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Yunis Lahssuny
  • Waldemar Jędral

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to introduce a systematic approach for the prediction of pump performance characteristics of different specific speeds when the experimental data are not available. To accomplish this task, a set of equations representing the best fits of the available experimental data is developed. The equations provide a data source useful in the design, simulation and checking of the pumps. The correlations obtained should avoid carrying out complex experimental programs in a test loop. Numerical results indicated that the proposed method favorably predicted the nuclear-grade coolant pump performance at minimal cost. Application of the method has demonstrated its viability as a tool of obtaining pump data useful to light water reactor safety analysis codes.
How to Cite
LAHSSUNY, Yunis; JĘDRAL, Waldemar. UNIVERSAL CORRELATIONS FOR PREDICTING COMPLETE PUMP PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 90, mar. 2011. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/147>. Date accessed: 05 aug. 2021.
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Interdisciplinary

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