Validation of CFD predictions using process data obtained from flow through an industrial control valve

J. Green, R. Mishra, M. Charlton, R. Owen

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This study uses the experimental flow test data to validate CFD simulations for a complex control valve trim. In both the simulation and the experimental flow test the capacity of the trim (Cv) is calculated in order to test the ability of CFD software to provide a design tool for these trims. While CFD tests produced results for the capacity which were consistent across a series of five different simulations, it differed from the experimental flow data by nearly 25%. This indicates that CFD simulations need to be properly calibrated before being used in designing complex valve trims.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012074
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event25th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering: Sustained Prosperity through Proactive Monitoring, Diagnosis and Management - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201220 Jun 2012
Conference number: 25 (Link to Conference Website )


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