The attachment of an inducer upstream of the main impeller is a powerful method to improve the cavitation performance. It is known, however, that the cavitation surge oscillation, which is focused in the present paper, occurs under operation condition of partial flow rate and low suction pressure. The attempts to suppress the cavitation surge were made by installing a ring-shaped obstacle plate just upstream of inducer. The ring-shaped inlet plates with various blockage rates of 14%, 27% and 39% were tested to examine the effect of blockage rates on the suppression of cavitation surge for two kinds of inducers having two blades with the solidity of 2.0 and the different blade angle of 14° and 8° at the blade tip. In the present paper, the changes of the onset region of cavitation surge are clarified and the mechanism of cavitation surge suppression is discussed with casing wall pressure distribution and inlet velocity distribution.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering