P08453: Turbomachinery Flow Visualization


Table of Contents

Project Overview

The test system will consist of a centrifugal pump that sits within an automated and instrumented flow loop. The flow loop will have a controlled variable resistance and pump rotational speed, and will monitor the pressure rise and flow rate of the pump. The system will be controlled and monitored through a LabView based program and user interface. The apparatus and pump housing will be fabricated from optically clear materials to allow flow visualization within the pump, including dye injection experiments and particle based methods such as Laser Doppler Velocimetry and particle Image Velocimetry. The apparatus will be designed and built with a modular construction so that design variations of impellers, volutes, and housings may be easily exchanged.

Administrative Information

Project Name
Turbomachinery Flow Visualization
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies for the Global Market
Sustainable Products, Systems and Technologies
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Steven Day(ME)
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Ali Ogut (ME)
Team Lead
Allen Luccitti
Contact Information
ajl4430@rit.edu, Cell# 585-766-5056
Primary Customer
RIT Engineering DEPT.
Sponsor contact information
Jay Koch
Sponsor contact #
Team Members
Person Name Phone # E-mail
ME Student 1 Allen Luccitti 585-766-5056 ajl4430@rit.edu
ME Student 2 Kyle Hadcock 603-548-3686 kjh7924@rit.edu
ME Student 3 Steven J Sedensky 216-308-1190 sjs0328@rit.edu
ME Student 4 Mark Bacon 860-550-1061 meb4798@rit.edu, markbacon@gmail.com

Weekly Team Meetings

Tusesdays from 2:00 to 4:00

Week 2 Agenda

Team Documents

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Laser Doppler Velocimetry

Particle Image Velocimetry

Pump Theory

Turbo Machinery Dynamics


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

11 Week SD1 Project Schedule

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Review Presentation

Intermediate Review Presentation

Final Review Presentation

Project Commercial

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Material Selection Report

Generate Product Concepts

MSD1 Concept Review Presentation

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

System Level Review Presentation

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Shaft Bearing

Pump Subassembly Drawings

Pump Subsystem Assembly Instructions

Testing and Refinement


System Architecture

MSDII Weekly Progress

Published Documents

Purchase Requests

Cost Sheet As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery

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