Operational management of a centrifugal slurry pump through strategic CFD modelling

Rakesh Joshi, Bikram Jit Singh
  • International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, January 2013, Inderscience Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1504/ijmom.2013.058334

Operational management of a centrifugal slurry pump through CFD

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Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash

What is it about?

The objective of this present work is to study the performance characteristics of a centrifugal slurry pump, handling water at different operating speeds using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code FLUENT. Three-dimensional numerical simulation is carried out to investigate the flow field inside the pump passage at 'design' and 'off-design' conditions.

Why is it important?

This paper has a limitation that water as a standard fluid has been used as a working fluid instead of direct slurry as it is easy to simulate through CFD. It is rare to see literature regarding statistical comparison of various existing simulating models for slurry pumps at different rpm ranges.


Dr Bikram Jit Singh
MMDU Mullana

Turbulence models namely, eddy large simulation, standard k-ε and k-ω models are being used for simulation of flow through pump. It indicates the accuracy of each model by conducting comparison with experimental values through quantitative tests like ANOVA and generate linear regression line plots for corresponding models for strategic implications.

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