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An Assessment of the Ultimate Pressure of Multistage Centrifugal Pumps

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Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems - V (CMSM 2021)


This paper describes the elastoplastic behavior of multistage high-pressure (MH) pumps and a method of assessment of their ultimate pressures under dynamic loading. Three pump models were considered, with M2, M3 and M4 respectively representing their discharge sections. They were operated at high rotational speed and flowrate. Their stress distributions and their pressure limits were investigated both by experimentation and by using the finite elements software ABAQUS. The TRESCA criterion, the equivalent plastic strain (PEEQ), and the strain energy density (SENER) are the three fracture mechanical criteria which were further applied for the analysis of the discharge sections pressure limit. Furthermore, PEEQ was found as the most relevant criterion because it underestimates the values of the ultimate pressure. It was used in combination with the linear regression method for the formulation of a more suitable model. A global regression equation was then presented. Based on this equation, it is possible to predict ultimate pressure for any discharge section geometry.

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Adam, A.S., Mrad, H., Erchiqui, F., Elsharkawi, E., Paré, M. (2023). An Assessment of the Ultimate Pressure of Multistage Centrifugal Pumps. In: Walha, L., et al. Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems - V. CMSM 2021. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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