Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Research of Single Stage, Radial Discharge Centrifugal Pump Operating in Turbine Mode
Ajit Singh Aidhen1, Sandeep Malik2, Chavan Dattatraya Kishanrao3

1Mr.Ajit Singh Aidhen, Mechanical Engineering, PhD scholar, Raffles University, Neemrana, Rajasthan, India.
2Dr.Sandeep Malik, Engineering & Technology, Raffles University, Neemrana, Rajasthan, India.
3Dr. Chavan Dattatraya Kishanrao, Mechanical Engineering, Siddhant College Of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 

Manuscript received on September 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 23 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 1265-1270 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L39101081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3910.1081219
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Abstract: In this study, the best efficiency point of end suction, radial discharge, centrifugal pump operated in turbine mode was arrived applying numerical and experimental analysis. The pump was simulated both in direct and turbine modes using Star CCM+ CFD software. Characteristic curves were developed for the pump in direct and turbine modes. A monoblock centrifugal pump of specific speed 35.89 (m, m3 /s) was used for this study. The pump was tested experimentally in turbine and pump mode .The theoretical and numerical results were verified by those obtained through experimentation. Some of the correlations proposed by earlier researchers for performance prediction of pump in reverse mode were also tested.
Keywords: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental, Pump as Turbine, Radial Discharge Centrifugal Pump, Renewable Energy, Pump as Turbine (PAT), Best Efficiency Point (BEP).
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy