Computational and Experimental Study of the Composite ‎Material for the Centrifugal Pump Impellers Manufacturing

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Standardization, Certification and Metrology, Institute of Energy and Mechanical Engineering, Satbayev University,‎ Satpaev Street 22, Almaty, KZ-050000, Kazakhstan

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Standardization, Certification and Metrology, Institute of Energy and Mechanical Engineering, Satbayev University,‎ Satpaev Street 22, Almaty, KZ-050000, Kazakhstan‎

3 Department of Applied Mechanics, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8 St Kliment Ohridski Blvd, Sofia, BG-1756, Bulgaria


The mechanical properties of a polycarbonate matrix composite with glass fiber reinforcements used for the manufacture of a multistage centrifugal pump impeller are researched in this article. The material properties are modelled using DIGIMAT (The Material Modelling Platform) to determine the strain resistance of the composite with different proportions of reinforcements. The Tsai–Hill failure criterion is used to determine the strength in all cases. The results have been verified by physical testing to determine the influence of the shape and mass proportion of reinforcements on its mechanical properties. The strength of the manufactured part is correlated to technological factors using the MARC MENTAT solver, and the most and the least favorable combinations of these factors are determined.


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