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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2011, Article ID 817547, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/817547
Research Article

Assessment of a Neural-Network-Based Optimization Tool: A Low Specific-Speed Impeller Application

1“Sergio Stecco” Department of Energy Engineering, University of Florence, Via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
2Termomeccanica Pompe S.p.A, Via del Molo 3, 19126 La Spezia, Italy

Received 30 November 2010; Accepted 7 May 2011

Academic Editor: Ken Ichi Funazaki

Copyright © 2011 Matteo Checcucci 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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