In this paper a method for the design of new rotor profiles for high-sealing lobe pump is presented. The objective of this research is to improve the sealing property of lobe pumps by designing chamber profile conforming rotors. The deviation function method is adopted for the design. The resultant rotors are trapping-free and have continuity. A design procedure for rotor generation is also developed. A sealing index is defined to evaluate the sealing property of lobe pumps. Our results show that it is possible to design many new rotor profiles that have better sealing property than conventional involute rotors. [S1050-0472(00)01304-0]
Issue Section:Technical Papers
Keywords:pumps, rotors, design engineering
Topics:Design, Pumps, Rotors, Sealing (Process)
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