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Application of cascade theories to axial flow pumps

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Linhardt, Hans D. (1960) Application of cascade theories to axial flow pumps. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06162006-080927

Abstract

It is demonstrated with experiments and theory that the performance of an axial flow pump can be described very accurately by application of two-dimensional cascade theories including the thickness effect of the blades on the flows. The blade thickness is found to be an important parameter which is mainly responsible for discrepancies between the experimental results and predictions of "thin airfoil" cascade theories. Three-dimensional effects and the effect of the boundary-displacement thickness on the cascade flow are shown to be negligible for the case of the axial flow pump of high stagger angle and low aspect ratio, which was the case for the present work.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Acosta, Allan J.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1960
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-06162006-080927
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06162006-080927
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2624
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:29 Jun 2006
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:53

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