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Performance Evaluation of Ball Valve for different V-port Angles
Posted Mon April 13, 2020 @09:23AM
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Application simulationHub has posted the article Performance Evaluation of Ball Valve for different V-port Angles describing the simulation of precision control valves used extensively in the chemical processing industry.

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As the v-port ball valves are used for the precise control over the flow, it is necessary to analyze them and be sure about their performance in terms of pressure drop and the flow-rate. CFD simulations are beneficial for valve designers in the early stages of design processes without manufacturing actual prototypes. But due to very high computer hardware costs and sophisticated numerical methodologies, CFD may not be the practical solution for them.

Autonomous Valve CFD app is designed in such a way that helps valve designers to focus on valve design and leave the task of performing the CFD simulation as per the flow-loop testing methodologies to the app. Using simulationHub valve designers able to :

  • Run a valve simulation for all the opening angles with just one click
  • Focus on designing the valve geometry rather than sophisticated CFD methodology.
  • Analyze and update design quickly to reduce the entire design cycle time.
  • Access their design from multiple locations and share them among the team members.

The presented study includes the design of experiments (DOE) performed for the different configurations of ball V "notches" and the predicted flow performance characteristics over the full range of opening starting from zero to 90.

Read the full study here

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