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Investigations of Particle Velocities in a Slurry Pump Using PIV: Part 1, The Tongue and Adjacent Channel Flow

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Jaikrishnan R. Kadambi, Pathom Charoenngam, Amirthaganesh Subramanian

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Mark P. Wernet

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H. Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135

John M. Sankovic

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H. Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135

Graeme Addie, Robert Courtwright

GIW Industries, 5000 Wrightsboro Rd., Grovetown, GA 30813-9750

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(4), 271-278 (Dec 21, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1786928 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised November 01, 2003; Online December 21, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Centrifugal slurry pump with clear casing and clear impeller
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Locations of the field of view in the centrifugal slurry pump and the laser light sheet plane
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Velocity field for particle flow (00 blade position), 2.5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 725 rpm. (b) 1000 rpm
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Fluctuation kinetic energy map (00 blade position), 2.5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 725 rpm. (b) 1000 rpm
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Streamlines and stagnation point for various operating conditions. (a) 725 rpm, 2.5 percent concentration, (b) 1000 rpm, 2.5 percent concentration, (c) 725 rpm, 5 percent concentration, (d) 1000 rpm, 5 percent concentration.
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Velocity field for particle flow (00 blade position), 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 725 rpm. (b) 1000 rpm
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Fluctuation kinetic energy map (00 blade position), 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 725 rpm. (b) 1000 rpm
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Velocity field for particle flow, 725 rpm, 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 500 blade position, (b) 600 blade position
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Velocity field for particle flow, 1000 rpm, 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 500 blade position, (b) 600 blade position
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Fluctuation kinetic energy map 725 rpm, 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 500 blade position (b) 600 blade position
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Fluctuation kinetic energy map 1000 rpm, 5 percent volumetric concentration, (a) 500 blade position, (b) 600 blade position

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