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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2009, Article ID 704845, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/704845
Research Article

Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Radial Gap and Impeller Blade Exit on Flow-Induced Vibration at the Blade-Passing Frequency in a Centrifugal Pump

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Received 4 August 2009; Accepted 9 November 2009

Academic Editor: Seung Jin Song

Copyright © 2009 A. Al-Qutub et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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