NRC wave pump tests for numerical model development

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report; no. OCRE-TR-2013-030
Physical description48 p.
Subjectwave pump; numerical model; validation; positive displacement pump; reciprocating pump; College of the North Atlantic; CNA
AbstractThe National Research Council Canada (NRC) has developed a numerical model of a double-acting reciprocating pump to support the design of a wave pump for the College of the North Atlantic. A validated model could reduce design cost by reducing the number of physical models and tests. A series of validation tests with a prototype wave pump were conducted at the NRC Ocean Engineering Basin. The numerical model predicts piston motion and applied force on the piston rod; however, it does not predict cylinder pressures. Further development is needed to adapt the model for unsteady flow.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21270175
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