Customized Valve Design by Means of CFD Flow Simulation
In many cases, the standard block design with cartridge or CETOP valves is not sufficient and must be supplemented with special functions. A parts-in-body block design can then be a solution, as the freedom of parts-in-body enables our engineers to design and optimize customer specific blocks. Fluitronics uses flow simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to minimize pressure losses in the manifold and determine valve behavior and valve forces in advance. For this purpose, the flow path is divided into a mesh of many thousands of small units that are mechanically linked to each other. Based on the given boundary parameters, the CFD simulation software solves a complex system of equations and thus determines flow lines and pressure losses along these lines. Based on these results, we then work with our customers to determine a design that meets their needs.