Computational design optimization of industrial single piece ball valve to enhance the flow performance

Ravichandra Rangappa, B. R.N. Murthy, Avinash Porali, S. Rajesha, N. Natarajan

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The characteristics of flow through the fluid flow system largely depends on the control valves and their performance. Ball valves are one among the major valves widely used in various industries due to their simple construction and ease of manufacturing. Thus investigating flow characteristics of these valves is most essential to minimize the losses due to friction and cavitation caused within the valve body. The main objective of the current work is to carry out the computational fluid dynamics analysis using Ansys® Fluent® as solver and Solidworks® as 3D modelling tools to investigate the flow patterns through the single piece ball valve to determine the various flow characteristic and there by suggest design optimization for improved flow rate and performance. Various designs of ball valve such as BVD1, BVD2 and BVD3 were tested through CFD simulation. The simulation results reveals that BVD1 and BVD2 are failed in bidirectional flow characteristics. However BVD3 shows the significant improvement in all the flow characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012197
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17-11-2021
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Physical Sciences and Materials 2021, ICAPSM 2021 - Virtual, Online, India
Duration: 12-08-202113-08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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