Accession Number:

ADA409035

Title:

3D Flow Simulation of a Spiral-Grooved Turbo-Molecular Pump

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IWAKI-MEISEI UNIV (JAPAN) COLL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING*

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A spiral-grooved turbo-molecular pump is widely used in vacuum technology. Available rotational speed of a rotor becomes larger and larger and reaches 18,000 to 50,000 rpm. The clearance effect between a rotor and its casing is one of the important problems for the performance prediction of turbo- molecular pump which operates under very high speed of revolution. Now the pumping performance can be predicted from the computation of the three-dimensional flows. In the present paper a flow in a spiral groove of turbo-molecular pump is simulated on the basis of the NS equations to cover a wide range of pressure ratio and mass flow late. A fully three-dimensional analysis is made to take account of the effect of a gap between a rotor and its casing as well as the centrifugal and Coriolis forces. The pumping performance is shown in comparison with that of the no-gap flow and the channel flow approximations.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE