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Optimizing a Fuel Pump Impeller for Cavitation and Efficiency

Advanced Design Technology used TURBOdesign Suite to redesign the fuel pump impeller of a major supplier to the aerospace industry.

The client was suffering from significant erosion to their existing aero-engine fuel pump impeller due to cavitation.  ADT used TURBOdesign1 to optimize the impeller to reduce cavitation while maintaining and acceptable level of efficiency and performance. 

Key elements of the redesign included fitting the impeller to the existing casing and meeting the required head at both take-off and cruise conditions.

 

Design Target

Analysis of the existing fuel pump stage. Redesign of the pump impeller for improved suction performance.Cavitation pattern in the original impeller

 

Deliverables

Redesigned impeller geometry.

 

Impact

Optimized impeller meeting head, efficiency and cavitation behaviour at both take-off and cruise conditions.

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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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