Power Characteristics of a Screw Agitator in a Tube

F. Rieger

Abstract


Screw agitators rotating in tubes are very efficient tools for mixing and pumping viscous liquids. The power characteristic of the agitator-tube assembly must be known to enable its power consumption in a given configuration to be calculated. The dimensionless power characteristic is described by Eq. (6). An estimate of power consumption from the power characteristic is schematically shown in Fig. 1. The dependence of the coefficients in Eq. (6) on the Reynolds number is shown in Fig. 5. The power characteristics for selected Reynolds number values are shown in Figs. 6- 9.

Keywords


power; power characteristic; screw agitator; pump

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague