Optimal design of screw and flow field analysis for twin-screw pump



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Tang, Q., Zhang, Y. & Pei, L. (2011). Optimal design of screw and flow field analysis for twin-screw pump. ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011 (pp. 593-600).


A new solving transcendental equation method combining graphics and analyzing approach—Matlab Anonymous Function Method (MAFM) was developed to solve the screw contact line equation. The influence of contact line on screw sealing property was revealed and the effect of involute meshing angle on the screw contact line properties of type A twin-screw pump was investigated. The tooth profiles, spiral surface equations and contact line equations of type A twin-screw pump were obtained based on the optimal involute meshing angle. The three dimensional model and flow field digital model with modified involute meshing angle for screw rotors was developed to analyze the pressure field, velocity field and other screw pump’s characteristics by applying finite volume method, and the volumetric efficiency of flow channel for twin-screw pump study has been gained. The study provides the theoretical basis for the further screw pump development and property evaluation.

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