Multi-Objective Optimisation of a Centrifugal Pump Stage by Means of Design of Experiment Coupled with Inverse Design Method

 

Design Targets

  • Improve the impeller suction performance at design point.
  • Improve the stall performance.
  • Maximise pump head at shut-down.

Deliverables

  • Design guideline based on sensitivity analysis for impeller design.
  • Optimised impeller geometries for different objectives.

Impact
Generally applicable design guidelines for multi-point / multi-objective design of
centrifugal pumps

pump stage configurationpump stage configuration

 

Fig. 1: Pump stage configuration.

Fig.2a: Original - Vapour volume fraction contours and vapour streamlines

Fig.2b: ADT baseline design Vapour volume fraction contours and vapour streamlines. Fig.2b

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