Experimental and simulation flow rate analysis of the 3/2 directional pneumatic valve
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Aleja Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The work includes a study on the comparative analysis of two test methods. The first method - numerical method, consists in determining the flow characteristics with the use of ANSYS CFX. A modeled poppet directional valve 3/2 3D CAD software – SolidWorks was used for this purpose. Based on the solid model that was developed, simulation studies of the air flow through the way valve in the software for computational fluid dynamics Ansys CFX were conducted. The second method - experimental, entailed conducting tests on a specially constructed test stand. The comparison of the test results obtained on the basis of both methods made it possible to determine the cross-correlation. High compatibility of the results confirms the usefulness of the numerical procedures. Thus, they might serve to determine the flow characteristics of directional valves as an alternative to a costly and time-consuming test stand.
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