Numerical simulations on a centrifugal pump operating in turbine mode
Villegas Jiménez, José David
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Orrego Bustamante, Santiago
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The project presents the study of a centrifugal pump operating in turbine mode as an alternative in micro power generation for isolated regions of Antioquia that are not connected to the national energy network. The use of engineering knowledge as well as powerful computational resources permit development of solutions for environmental problems like the present case where a great amount of people might benefit from natural resources. In the project, computational models were obtained by reverse engineering techniques in order to perform CFD simulations at several conditions for a centrifugal pump when operated in reverse behavior (Flow rate and total head at angular velocity of 1750[rpm]).