Centrifugal Pump components for experimental validation of numerical results.
The starting point was the fluid zone of the pump.
FreeCAD was used to create the solid parts around the fluid:
- The volute casing in two parts, sent for CNC Machining made from aluminium blocks.
- The impeller, 3D printed
- Shaft nut and shaft sleeve, also CNC machined from aluminium.
The parts were to be mounted on an existing pump (shaft, motor...).
Here it is half-mounted to see inside:
And the test bench fully mounted:
My Techdraw drawings are way too horrible for me to show
Part and PartDesign Workbenches used all the way, with ''initial bodies'' used in PartDesign, where I had to learn the hard way that you do not sketch on an existing face, it will