This paper presents the result of design optimization for three-bladed pump inducer using a three-dimensional inverse design approach, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Design of Experiment (DoE) taking suction performance and cavitation instability into consideration.
ADT is one of ALPHEUS project partner: a €5m project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. It will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography.
This paper presents the results of the development of a cryogenic pump, consisting of inducer, impeller and diffuser, for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transfer and pressurization. The newly designed pump was tested by using water test tunnel and showed good suction performance.