Dynamics of the nozzle valve with regard to the properties of the piping system
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Victor Kaplan Department of Fluids Engineering, Technická 2, 61669 Brno, Czech Republic
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Published online: 4 June 2018
It is obvious that the main function of the nozzle valve is to shut off the stream of fluid in the piping system. The response rate of the valve to the decreasing or reversing flow in the system will then depend on the valve properties and equally on the properties of the piping system. The interaction of these two elements is also important for the origin of pressure pulsations in the system. While the pressure pulsations were the cause for design of this particular valve it should be noted that the general design of the valve for any pipeline system is not possible. The valve cannot properly work under all circumstances and operating conditions. With respect to this, the dynamic properties of the valve will be assessed on the basis of the valve equation of motion and the pipeline model. An adequate response of the whole system can be obtained by combining both approaches. The valve equations of motion are also complemented by CFD simulations, which enable to capture the movement of the valve disc with respect to flow rate.
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