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Volume-7,Issue-10  ( Oct, 2019 )
Paper Title
Design and Analysis of a Positive-Drive Double-Piston Synchronous Gentle Pump
Author Name
M. Kilani, A. Al Sharif, M. Rawadiah, J. Fayyad, A. Khan
Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Men’s Campus, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 1Department of Mechatronics Engineering,The University of Jordan, Amman 11942 Jordan
The paper presents the design and analysis of a novel positive-drive double-piston synchronous gentle pump which targets stress-sensitive fluids. The pump consists of two pistons, which rotate in a synchronized manner inside a circular channel with rectangular cross section. Each piston is positively driven by an external servomotor, and the motion of the two servomotors is synchronized by a microcontroller. Analytical modeling of the flow field in the suction and in the compression channels of the pump result in a set of analytical expressions, which allows estimating the torque, power and hydraulic efficiency of the pump. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software was used to verify the analytical results. Keywords - Double-Piston Synchronous Pump, Stress-Sensitive Fluids, Positive-Drive, Gentle Pumping
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