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Lack of agreement between conditions for maximal efficiency and the rated conditions in the design of pumps for maximum efficiency

Yu. A. Birzvalk

Institute of Physics, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

The article discusses the general principles of the optimization of magnethydrodynamic pumps with respect to efficiency. It is shown that the conditions ∂η/∂p = 0, ∂η/∂Q = 0 with p = pn, Q = Qn are not necessary for optimization of a pump.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 7, No. 2, 107-112, 1971 [PDF] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 7, No. 2, 234-239, 1971 [PDF, 0.39 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X