Hill Aerospace Museum, Conference Room

Start Date

5-6-2014 2:06 PM


Cavitation instabilities due to low inlet pressures and high rotational speeds have limited the allowable operating conditions of pumps and inducers. Researches have been focused on improving inducer designs to delay the onset of cavitation and allow operation at lower inlet pressures. Computational fluid dynamic simulations were employed to explore a new technology known as a stability control device. With the implementation of the stability control device, an inducer was able to operate stably below the design flow coeficient and the suction performance increased by a factor of two.


May 6th, 2:06 PM

Improved Suction Performance In An Inducer With A Stability Control Device

Hill Aerospace Museum, Conference Room