Centrifugal Pumps

Authors: Gülich, Johann Friedrich

  • Presents detailed design procedures for pumps
  • Includes a large variety of ready to use tables for design calculations and diagnostics Features in-depth treatment of the underlying physical mechanisms for practical applications
  • Offers comprehensive scope of topics encountered by the pump engineers
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This book gives an unparalleled, up-to-date, in-depth treatment of all kinds of flow phenomena encountered in centrifugal pumps including the complex interactions of fluid flow with vibrations and wear of materials. The scope includes all aspects of hydraulic design, 3D-flow phenomena and partload operation, cavitation, numerical flow calculations, hydraulic forces, pressure pulsations, noise, pump vibrations (notably bearing housing vibration diagnostics and remedies), pipe vibrations, pump characteristics and pump operation, design of intake structures, the effects of highly viscous flows, pumping of gas-liquid mixtures, hydraulic transport of solids, fatigue damage to impellers or diffusers, material selection under the aspects of fatigue, corrosion, erosion-corrosion or hydro-abrasive wear, pump selection, and hydraulic quality criteria. The 2nd ed. has been enhanced by hydraulic design information on axial pumps and sewage pumps, turbine performance curve prediction, torsional rotor vibrations and recent research results on partload flow and hydraulic excitation forces. To ease the use of the information, the methods and procedures for the various calculations and failure diagnostics discussed in the text are gathered in about 150 pages of tables which may be considered as almost unique in the open literature. The text focuses on practical application in the industry and is free of mathematical or theoretical ballast. In order to find viable solutions in practice, the physical mechanisms involved should be thoroughly understood. The book is focused on fostering this understanding which will benefit the pump engineer in industry as well as academia and students.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Johann F. Gülich (1939), MS in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Hannover (Germany), PhD from the TU Darmstadt. Professional carreer: Project engineer in the nuclear power plant division of Siemens, Erlangen, Germany. Since 1966 with Sulzer Winterthur (Switzerland): Starting as development engineer in the nuclear reactor design; for 10 years head of the team “Thermohydraulics” responsible for the thermal and hydraulic design of steam generators and heat exchangers for nuclear power stations; for 23 years head of the team responsible for the hydraulic development of centrifugal pumps, during some years also responsible for the mechanical development group. Since retirement pump consultant. JF Gülich has published numerous contributions and holds several patents on centrifugal pumps and steam generators for nuclear power plants.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Fluid dynamic principles

    Gülich, Johann Friedrich

    Pages 1-38

  • Pump types and performance data

    Gülich, Johann Friedrich

    Pages 39-68

  • Pump hydraulics and physical concepts

    Gülich, Johann Friedrich

    Pages 69-144

  • Performance characteristics

    Gülich, Johann Friedrich

    Pages 145-186

  • Partload operation, impact of 3-D flow phenomena performance

    Gülich, Johann Friedrich

    Pages 187-258

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-12824-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Centrifugal Pumps
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12824-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12824-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 966
Number of Illustrations and Tables
448 b/w illustrations
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