Experimental investigation of a meso-scale axial flow pump

Jonathon Ray Bice, University of Texas at El Paso


The scope of this work involves the testing of an experimental meso-scale axial flow pump intended for use in micro-spacecraft and micro-satellites. A setup was implemented to test pressure and flow characteristics at different velocities for three configurations of the pump. In addition, an alternate setup was used to test torque and efficiency. Computational fluid dynamics simulations were also conducted. The results are presented and analyzed to determine whether the pump is a viable alternative for the space industry. ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Mechanical

Recommended Citation

Bice, Jonathon Ray, "Experimental investigation of a meso-scale axial flow pump" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1468286.