simulationHub International valve design competition 2019
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simulationHub International valve design competition 2019
The International Valve Design Challenge [IVDC] 2019 will give you all the opportunity to use the power of our upfront CFD platform and come up with innovative and improved high-performance valve designs.
IVDC winners have been announced.
Watch the announcement video (8:18 min)

The IVDC 2019 comes with a unique engineering design problem for all you keen designers.
We all know that the valve industry is a rapidly growing and blooming market. As most industries are expecting higher efficiency from their installed systems, innovative solutions seem to be the only way forward. As a result, newer and improved valve designs are now making their way into the mainstream production lines.
We have come to you with a similar challenge wherein you will get the opportunity to modify and design an improved Double Offset Butterfly valve. These designs will be judged by an expert jury based on their flow-performance, structural-strength, and weight-optimization.
The winners and best performers will be awarded and receive amazing prizes. Also, all the participants will get global recognition for their innovative work through our social media outlets.
We encourage all you bright valve designers, CAD engineers and innovators to participate and take up this challenge.
simulationHub International valve design competition 2019
Problem Statement
The challenge we have for you is redesigning a DN250 Double Offset Butterfly Valve. We shall provide you a base design for the valve. Along with it, a technical document will be available. This document will contain all the ASME, API and, AWWA standard guidelines for valve design along with the complete procedure to participate in the competition.
Your objective will be to modify the valve design such that, the design will be able to achieve a maximum Cv value with a minimal disc weight.
Your designing process will have the following steps:
You shall modify the valve design considering all the design constraints and guidelines mentioned in the technical document. The modified valve design must abide by the design standards.
You will be given 60 simulation credits to perform multiple CFD simulations using simulationHub Valve CFD. Based on the CFD results generated, you can perform design iterations and re-simulate your designs until you reach your desired Cv value.
Once you have achieved your desired Cv, you will have to submit your project and your results will be evaluated.
Why to Participate ?
Free Participation
We offer FREE participation for all the participants across the globe.
Exposure to industrial problem
Get exposure to an industrial problem and use your design skills to provide highly engineered solutions.
Use of UpFront CFD
Experience the power of autonomous valve CFD with simulationHub.
Global Attention
Get spotlight on your design expertise. It’s your time to shine globally.
Grab the chance to get awarded for your innovations with amazing prizes and gifts.
Digital performance certificates will be given to all the participants.
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Sign In
Sign in to the IVDC 2019 using the following button.
Sign in to your simulationHub account to view your IVDC designer profile.
File Download
Download the Valve CAD files and Technical Document.
The files are available for download even after the competition has ended for your reference.
Simulation Dashboard
View your CFD simulation of the valve design.
simulationHub CFD
View all the simulations performed for your designs. Here is a Getting Started guide for the app.
Designer Profile
View your submissions and rank in IVDC competition.
Submit Results
View your submitted results and know the final status of your submission.
simulationHub International valve design competition 2019
Prizes and Awards
First Prize : $350 + cloud credits worth $3000
Second Prize : $200 + cloud credits worth $2000
Third Prize : $100 + cloud credits worth $1000
Consolation Prizes
Top 10 valve designs outside the Top 3 will receive special gifts and cloud credits worth $500.
Best Suggestions
Top 3 suggestions for simulationHub Valve CFD will receive exciting prizes.
Performance Certificate
All participants will receive a IVDC 2019 personalized digital performance certificate.
Evaluation Process
Expert Review
All the designs submitted for the competition will be reviewed and evaluated by our expert jury.
The designs will be checked for their conformance with the required design standards and guidelines.
FEA Analysis
The IVDC team will perform FEA analysis of the valve designs to test its structural strength.
FEA analysis will be performed both to test static pressure loading as well as differential pressure loading across the valve.
The rank of the design will be determined based on the Cv value and the Weight of the valve disc.
The ranks will be updated in the leader-board which will be available for public viewing.
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International valve design competition coordinator - Sadhana Kadam
Sadhana Kadam
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