1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 3, 2009 4:10 AM by 1-DPNRTK

    Flow simulation in Valves

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      I want to analyse the flow through a valve. To do this, how much length of a pipe should be taken across the valve to apply the boundary conditions? Is there any thumb rule for this?
        • Flow simulation in Valves
          I guess it all depends. As a rule of thumb, you should model any geometry that you believe will affect the flow.
          If there is no significant geometry changes before the valve inlet, you can specify a fully developed flow at the inlet.

          Usually where it makes the most difference is the valve OUTLET. Make sure you add enough geometry after the valve to account for this.