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Lecture 18: Pump testing

Checklist: What you need to bring for this lecture

  • Laptop
  • Alligator clips
  • Digital multimeter
  • Miniature test clip adapters
  • Water pump

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to finish assembly of the pump
  • Be able to perform basic trouble-shooting to verify operation of the pump
  • Be able to describe the shape of head versus flow rate curve for a pump
  • Be able to describe the shape of the efficiency versus flow rate curve for a pump
  • Be able to identify the no-flow and maximum flow points on head versus flow rate and efficiency versus flow rate curves
  • Be able to perform the measurements necessary to measure pump performance: measure flow rate, head, power input
  • Be able to reduce the raw data from pump performance measurements to obtain head versus flow rate and efficiency versus flow rate curves.
  • Be able to complete the measurements necessary to measure pump performance: measure flow rate, head, power input
  • Be able to make a polynomial curve fit to the head versus flow rate and efficiency versus flow rate curves

Lecture Slides and Notes

  • Pump assembly tips PDF
  • Pump performance testing PDF
  • Pump performance theory PDF slides
lecture/lecture_18.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/16 10:02 by nathalie