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Performance Evaluation of Centrifugal Pump with Application in Turbine Mode

In this study, the status of pump technology used in Nepal is discussed. With the identification of a centrifugal pump that can be used as a turbine, a suitable size of the centrifugal pump was brought for its performance testing. Design of experiments was done for it and tested in pump mode and turbine mode and the performance curve was done for the same.

The study was done on the effect of sediment erosion in pumps and turbines using numerical and experimental methods. The locally available impeller was modeled in CFturbo with reverse engineering and numerical analysis was done in Ansys CFX.


Master thesis Nischal Pokharel
Kathmandu University Nepal, Department of Mechanical Engineering