Using the design method based on the design for axial-flow type turbomachine, the diagonal flow pump impellers were designed for two cases of the centrifugal effect parameter a. In addition, three-dimensional Navier-Stokes numerical calculations for single-phase were conducted in order to examine the tendency of the suction performance as well as the head performance. The head increases from the NS calculation of the impeller are the same between for a = 0.4 and for a = 1.0 because major specification are the same between for a = 0.4 and for a = 1.0. For the minimum pressure on the rotor blade, however, there is a difference between for a = 0.4 and for a = 1.0. The value of minimum pressure for a = 0.4 is −324 kPa, whereas the value for a = 1.0 is −294 kPa. The blade geometry for a = 1.0 is better than the one for a = 0.4 in terms of the suction performance because the trough of the minimum pressure is shallower for a = 1.0 than a = 0.4. Furthermore, Navier-Stokes numerical calculations were also conducted for off-design flow rate. For all cases in this paper, the minimum pressure on the rotor blade occurred at both near the leading edge and near the tip on the suction side of the blade. In addition, for all cases in this paper, the blade geometry for a = 1.0 is better than the one for a = 0.4 in terms of the suction performance.

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