Autonomous Valve CFD - An Efficient Tool For Valve Industries
Monday, November 08, 2021
Autonomous Valve CFD - An Efficient Tool For Valve Industries
By
Manish Kamath
Blog Author - Manish Kamath
Written by Manish Kamath
Approximately
10 Minutes Reading
Approximately
10 Minutes Reading
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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical modeling process in which the flow of fluid is scrutinized and solved by using computer power. This incorporates a variety of technologies including mathematics, computer science, engineering, and physics, and these studies should be combined to provide methods of measuring fluid flow. CFD has been a crucial part of industries to provide a promising and withstanding product to the world.
Hurdles faced by design engineers while executing CFD simulations.
The challenges faced by these industries for carrying out CFD simulations are the required expertise, high computing technology, and large capital. Also, a lot of time is consumed in carrying out such processes. These challenges bring a resistance for valve designers to improve the design to increase CV and provide a dominant product
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The solution to these challenges
Solution to these challenges
To tackle this problem and overcome it, simulationHub has devised an App entitled Autonomous Valve CFD (AVC). As the name suggests, this application is capable of automating the fluid volume extraction, meshing parameters, and solver techniques required to carry out the simulation. In addition to this, the performance of the app is efficient as it uses cloud computing to store the data, ergo saving time. As this application is easy to use, a person without having any skill in CFD can perform simulations. Coming to the results, the AVC App provides a detailed report of the simulations which consists of Valve Flow Coefficient ( CV), Head Loss Coefficient (K), and Hydrodynamic Torque Coefficient ( Cdt). Moreover, a desirable feature consisting of contour plots of velocity and pressure is dispensed, which accords a visual representation of the fluid flow.
User Experience
Being from a mechanical background fluid mechanics has been a part of my formal education but as we know there is a huge difference between theoretical learning and implementing the studies. Furthermore, focusing on designing with CFD simulations is a tough task and I am sure there must be many engineers like me out there facing this similar challenge.
But as an engineer, we always perceive better solutions to the problem. So, the next step which I followed was to search for better software that would ease the simulation task for me.
There are various software in the market which provide simulation solutions but the next challenge I encountered was the compatibility issues and the license cost which comes with this heavy software. Besides this, to study the in-depth knowledge regarding the software would have cost me more man-hours. So, this option was terminated.
And my hunt for a CFD solution continued...
After some research, I came across this app called Autonomous Valve CFD which, being a SaaS (Software as a Service) solved my compatibility issues. This allowed me to run all my simulations on the Internet using any search engine. This app provides a user-friendly interface that helped me to solve complex valve CFD simulations easily within a few clicks.
Sr. No. Steps
1. Create Simulation
2. Upload Valve geometry
3. Moving parts selection
4. Axis of motion
5. Valve opening conditions
6. Valve Connections
7. CFD simulation
As this app is autonomous, all the technical aspects that need CFD core domain knowledge are solved by the app. This gives freedom to design engineers to re-explore their designs and optimize them . Also, it provides an auto-generated pdf, ample time hence increasing design efficiency.
In a nutshell, simulationHub has been successfully able to understand the challenges faced by the industries in terms of CFD and smoothly overcome them through the means of the Autonomous valve CFD App.
User Experience
AVC has thus transformed complex CFD into a simple and accessible approach.
Thus, adhering to CCTech’s Belief “Transforming Human Life by Democratization of Technology”.
The Autonomous Valve CFD app offers a 15-day free trial period with 20 free simulation credits. Users can simulate 2 valve designs and generate flow performance data for the same.
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Blog Author - Manish Kamath
Manish Kamath
Manish is a Technical Sales Engineer at Centre for Computational Technologies Private Limited (CCTech). At CCTech he is keenly interested in learning the upcoming new technologies in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Machine Learning. His areas of interest are Comput-Aided-Engineering, and Fluid Mechanics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Studying Cosmology and reading books are some of his hobbies.
Blog Author - Manish Kamath
Manish Kamath
Manish is a Technical Sales Engineer at Centre for Computational Technologies Private Limited (CCTech). At CCTech he is keenly interested in learning the upcoming new technologies in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Machine Learning. His areas of interest are Comput-Aided-Engineering, and Fluid Mechanics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Studying Cosmology and reading books are some of his hobbies.
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