Centrifugal Pumps

  • Johann Friedrich Gülich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-36
  2. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 1-38
  3. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 39-68
  4. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 69-144
  5. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 145-186
  6. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 187-258
  7. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 259-336
  8. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 337-438
  9. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 439-506
  10. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 507-554
  11. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 555-664
  12. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 665-714
  13. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 715-740
  14. Johann Friedrich Gülich
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  15. Johann Friedrich Gülich
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  16. Johann Friedrich Gülich
    Pages 887-910
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 912-912

About this book


This book gives an unparalleled, up-to-date, in-depth treatment of all kinds of flow phenomena encountered in centrifugal pumps including the complex interactions of fluid flow with vibrations and wear of materials. The scope includes all aspects of hydraulic design, 3D-flow phenomena and partload operation, cavitation, numerical flow calculations, hydraulic forces, pressure pulsations, noise, pump vibrations (notably bearing housing vibration diagnostics and remedies), pipe vibrations, pump characteristics and pump operation, design of intake structures, the effects of highly viscous flows, pumping of gas-liquid mixtures, hydraulic transport of solids, fatigue damage to impellers or diffusers, material selection under the aspects of fatigue, corrosion, erosion-corrosion or hydro-abrasive wear, pump selection, and hydraulic quality criteria. The 2nd ed. has been enhanced by hydraulic design information on axial pumps and sewage pumps, turbine performance curve prediction, torsional rotor vibrations and recent research results on partload flow and hydraulic excitation forces. To ease the use of the information, the methods and procedures for the various calculations and failure diagnostics discussed in the text are gathered in about 150 pages of tables which may be considered as almost unique in the open literature. The text focuses on practical application in the industry and is free of mathematical or theoretical ballast. In order to find viable solutions in practice, the physical mechanisms involved should be thoroughly understood. The book is focused on fostering this understanding which will benefit the pump engineer in industry as well as academia and students.


cavitation fluid flow hydraulic design hydraulic forces hydraulics material selection materials numerical flow calculations pump materials pump selection quality troubleshooting two-phase flow pumping vibrations

Authors and affiliations

  • Johann Friedrich Gülich
    • 1
  1. 1.VilleneuveSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12823-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12824-0
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