CAD/CAE/CAM end-to-end design and optimization of the principal wheel of a centrifugal submersible pump

  • 1 Satbayev University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria


The article presents the methodology for the CAD/CAE/CAM end-to-end design of the impeller of a submersible centrifugal pump for leaching of uranium. The design efforts at the CAD stage are presented, the principle of the functioning of the automated module for designing the profile of the meridian section and the wheel blades created in the MATLAB environment is described. The algorithm for drawing the profile of the blade is proposed. A method for constructing an optimized profile of a centrifugal pump (CP) wheel blade with double curvature is delineated. The computational mechanical scheme for determining the stresses and strength of a designed wheel with double curvature blades is shown. The results of the CAE strength calculation of the designed wheel in the NASTRAN program are provided. The experience of using CAM systems and 3D printing technology to create a centrifugal impeller prototype is given in the article.



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