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Optimization of a Heat Pump Compressor for Small-Scale Domestic Application

In the first part of this article on the design of a small-scale high speed centrifugal compressor for domestic heat pumps, we showed that the...

Design of a Heat Pump Compressor for Small-Scale Domestic Application

Heat pumps are used to absorb heat from a cold space and transfer it to a warmer one, such as for ambient heating in case of air conditioners. For...

Optimization of a Mixed Flow Pump

In the first part of this article on the design and analysis of a high specific speed mixed flow pump, we showed that there is a complex trade-off...

Design of a Mixed Flow Pump

Mixed-flow pumps are widely used at drainage pumping stations, power plants and in water-jet applications. When the specific speed is high, the...

Performance Analysis of Turbopumps

The first part of this article showed how to make use of the different options in TURBOdesign1 to rapidly generate three different turbopump...

Design of Turbopumps

Turbopumps are mainly used in rocket engines and in low suction pressure situations in the industry. As Figure 1 shows, their suction specific speed...

Automatic Optimization of a Centrifugal Pump Stage

In another article on the manual design of a centrifugal pump stage, we showed that there is scope for improvement in the baseline impeller...

Design of a Centrifugal Pump Stage

Across the specific speed range, pumps are subject to various flow phenomena and loss mechanisms which are dominant in that particular range. For...

Optimum Blade Loading for Corner Separation Control in Vaned Diffusers

Across the specific speed range, pumps are subject to various flow phenomena and loss mechanisms which are dominant in that particular range. For...

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