Estimating the Efficiency of Prototype Pumps From Model Tests

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C. P. Kittredge

Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.

J. Eng. Power 90(2), 129-139 (Apr 01, 1968) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609149 History: Received July 31, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


The general formula for estimating the efficiency of a prototype pump from tests of a geometrically similar model is derived. A selection of formulas for pumps is presented, and the more recent literature is discussed briefly.

Copyright © 1968 by ASME
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