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Hello for everyone,


I want to perform CFD analysis of centrifugal pump to find the performance of pump. I have the tested data for this pump.


Definition of the BCs (see Figure 1):

Internal Volume Flow Rate on INLET

Environment Pressure on OUTLET

Real wall (Stator) - marked as blue in the Figure 1

Local Rotating (Averaging) Region 2950 RPM. Rotating region is defined by the outer shape of the impeller (marked as green*in the Figure 1)


Surface Goals:

Mass Flow Rate Inlet

Mass Flow Rate Outlet

Av. Static Pressure Inlet

Bulk Av Static Pressure Outlet (at the point of the discharge flange)

Torque on impeller


Equation Goals:

Pressure Drop* { Av Static Pressure Outlet}-{Av Static Pressure Inlet}

Efficiency {Pressure Drop}*{Inlet Volume Flow 1:Volume flow rate:5.000e-003}/{Rotating Region 1:Angular velocity:3.089e+002}/{SG Torque on Impeller}



Most of the time I got an error "Solver Abnormally terminated" after going circa 300 iterations.

If it got solved, I observed that Mass Flow Rate at inlet and outlet were not equal.

They had a huge difference in value.

The pressure difference and torque value were also very high (Figure 2.).


Kindly suggest and help me out what changes I should make in the set up to achieve the required results.


Thanks in advance.


Stan K.
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