Many researches had been carried out on the water jet pumps during the last few decades, and discussed the effect of changing the pump geometric parameters on its performance. Some other researches investigated pump performance with Two-phase (liquid-gas) and (liquid-solid) flow. In spite of the several researches, which investigated the case of liquid-liquid flow (almost water-water), neither of them did have examined the case in which the secondary flow liquid differs from the power flow liquid in density and viscosity, which is the main objective of this research. The subject is treated experimentally on a special test rig, with the primary jet water and the secondary different types of oils. Performance of the jet pump and static wall pressure inside the mixing chamber, were measured as a function of the mixture Reynolds number. A one-dimensional analysis is also carried out, taking into account the difference of the viscosity and density of the two liquids (each primary and secondary fluids). Discussion of both the experimental and analytical results and comparison between them are made with the main conclusions and recommendation for further researches. Contributions of the present work are:

  • Developing an equation giving the performance of the jet pump when the viscosity and density of the primary fluid is different from those of the secondary fluid.

  • Proposing pressure loss coefficient in the mixing chamber due to turbulent of mixing, as a function of Reynolds number which is calculated based on the density, viscosity and velocity of the mixture in the mixing chamber.

  • Turbulent mixing for the power and secondary fluids, in the mixing chamber, distribution of axial and radial velocity for both of carrier and carried phases are determined numerically by using the assumption of Two-phase, Two-dimensional flow.

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