A large water pump is being designed for a nuclear reactor. The pump should deliver 2500Chapter 14, Problem 14-101
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A large water pump is being designed for a nuclear reactor. The pump should deliver 2500 gpm of water at a net head of 45 ft at its best efficiency point. A motor that spins at 300 rpm is available. What kind of pump (centrifugal, mixed, or axial) should be designed? Show all your calculations and justify your choice. Estimate the maximum pump efficiency that can be hoped for with this pump. Estimate the power (brake horsepower) required to run the pump.