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Table 3 Mesh independence study

From: Investigation on the Flow Behavior of Side Channel Pumps Based on Vortex Identification

Item (Number of nodes) Mesh 1 Mesh 2 Mesh 3 Mesh 4 Mesh 5
Inlet \(\left(\times {10}^{6}\right)\) 0.108 0.136 0.210 0.254 0.333
Impeller \(\left(\times {10}^{6}\right)\) 0.644 1.481 2.407 3.074 4.126
Side channel \(\left(\times {10}^{6}\right)\) 0.181 0.359 0.516 0.619 0.786
Total \(\left(\times {10}^{6}\right)\) 0.933 1.976 3.133 3.947 5.245
Head, H (m) 11.72 10.84 10.74 10.72 10.71
Error (%) 7.55 0.84 0.20 0.07