Experimental Validation of a Mathematical Model of the Operation of a Hydraulic Ram Pump with a Springs System
- 1 Institute for the Management of Energy (IME), University of Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Water pumps, which usually require fuels or power, are for carrying water from water sources to a facility, generally a household or a farm in the countryside. The present study consists of conducting an experimental validation of a mathematical model that was developed in a previous work for simulating the functioning of a new form of the hydraulic ram pump, also known as the hydram pump. This new configuration differs from the conventional ones in that a springs system is incorporated. As this type of pump uses only water energy to operate, thanks to an overpressure called the «water hammer» phenomenon, the experiment could be carried out on a small scale in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Hence, this paper opens new research perspectives on the hydram pump. The recalibration of the model according to its experimental validation allows the dimensioning of any system, in any field, using this type of water pump.
Copyright: © 2020 Andriamahefasoa Rajaonison and Hery Tiana Rakotondramiarana. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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