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Multi-Objective Optimization of a Centrifugal Pump Stage


Our client of a large global pump manufacturer provides a full range of pump series for a variety of applications. They have been using TURBOdesign1 in their design system and have collaborated with ADT on several projects. In this project, ADT were tasked to perform a multi-objective design optimization of a pump stage as shown in Fig. 1. The aim was to identify the most important geometrical and blade loading parameters that affect the pump performance with regards to hydraulic efficiency, cavitation, shut-off and stall characteristics.

pump-stage.pngProject details:

Design Targets

  • Improve the impeller suction performance at design point.
  • Improve the stall performance.
  • Maximise pump head at shut-down.


  • Design guideline based on sensitivity analysis for impeller design.
  • Optimised impeller geometries for different objectives.


  • General applicable design guidelines for multi-point / multi-objective design of centrifugal pumps.


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In our webinar we demonstrate how a conventionally designed centrifugal pump stage consisting of impeller and volute can be optimized for improved stage performance by using the following modules of TURBOdesign.

Playback Centrifugal Pump Webinar

Learn how the different modules in TURBOdesign Suite ease & streamline the design process for rotodynamic pumps of virtually all specific speeds.
Discover how the direct control of performance-related loading parameters allows pump manufacturers to rapidly improve & optimize their designs, and remain viable in a challenging, increasingly regulated market.
See how TURBOdesign Suite is seamlessly integrated with world class simulation systems to provide a comprehensive product development solution for the design of high performance pumps.

About Advanced Design Technology

We provide software and services for the design and optimization of turbomachinery, based on our unique 3D Inverse Design technology. Our tools and services help customers achieve innovative “breakthrough” designs, delivering market leading solutions at dramatically reduced development costs.

ADT, headquartered in London, UK, was established in 1999 as a joint venture between University College London and The Ebara Research Co Limited of Japan. We are considered as one of the leading global turbomachinery design software providers, with our TURBOdesign Suite tool set in use across a very wide range of applications and sectors. 

Our design consultancy services deliver cutting-edge solutions to our global customers. Whether the task involves a complete solution, from concept to final design for manufacturing, or is facing challenging multi-point / multi-objective design optimization, we work closely with our customers and support them throughout the entire design process.

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