Experimental investigation of blade rows interactions in contrarotating axial flow pump

Linlin Cao, Hironori Honda, Hiroaki Yoshimura, Satoshi Watanabe, Akinori Furukawa

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Abstract

As a high specific speed pump, the contra-rotating axial flow pump with two rotors rotating reversely has been proved with higher hydraulic and cavitation performance, while in our previous researches, our prototype rotors designed with equal rotational speeds for both the front and the rear rotors was also confirmed with the strong potential interaction between two blade rows. In the present study, the experimental investigations were focused on the rotor-rotor interactions in the contra-rotating rotors under two rotational speed combinations, an equal speed and a different speed ones with the lower speed of rear rotor; the latter is determined aiming at relieved rotor-rotor interaction. As the major experimental approach, casing wall static pressure measurements were conducted at pressure taps covering from upstream to downstream of the both rotors, and the pressure fluctuation modes were investigated by the FFT analyses. By series of pressure taps with different peripheral locations prepared at several axial locations, the pressure fluctuation modes with frequencies non-synchronous to the BPF (blade passing frequency) components were recognized, and confirmed to be related to the rotor-rotor interaction on the basis of theoretical analyses on the rotor-stator interaction in conventional rotorstator types.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposia
Subtitle of host publicationFluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Flow Manipulation and Active Control: Theory, Experiments and Implementation; Multiscale Methods for Multiphase Flow; Noninvasive Measurements in Single and Multiphase Flows
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
EventASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2014, Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2014Aug 7 2014

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
Volume1B
ISSN (Print)0888-8116

Other

OtherASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2014, Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/3/148/7/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Cao, L., Honda, H., Yoshimura, H., Watanabe, S., & Furukawa, A. (2014). Experimental investigation of blade rows interactions in contrarotating axial flow pump. In Symposia: Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Flow Manipulation and Active Control: Theory, Experiments and Implementation; Multiscale Methods for Multiphase Flow; Noninvasive Measurements in Single and Multiphase Flows (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM; Vol. 1B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21901