Accession Number : ADA305685

Title :   The High Reynolds Number Flow through an Axial-Flow Pump: Geometry and Data Files.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Straka, W. A. ; Zierke, W. C.

PDF Url : ADA305685

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The high Reynolds number pump (HIREP) facility at the Applied Research Laboratory of The Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) has been used to perform a low-speed, large-scale experiment of the incompressible flow of water through a two blade-row turbomachine. The objectives of this experiment were to provide a database for comparison with three-dimensional, turbulent flow computations, to evaluate engineering models, and to improve our physical understanding of many of the phenomena involved in this complex flow field. With a complete description of the HIREP geometry, the experimental results provide an excellent test case for comparison with numerical computations. This report briefly outlines the facility, blade row geometry, and locations where measurements were taken during the HIREP experiment. The report also introduces the reader to the available experimental and design data, as well as to the format of the contributed data bank files. (AN)

Descriptors :   *VISCOUS FLOW, *AXIAL FLOW, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WATER FLOW, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, DATA MANAGEMENT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TURBULENT FLOW, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, WATER PUMPS, FLOW FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COMPUTER FILES, STATIC PRESSURE, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, REYNOLDS NUMBER, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, TURBOMACHINERY, LASER VELOCIMETERS, WATER TUNNELS, THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, ROTOR BLADES(TURBOMACHINERY).

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE