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CFD and FE Analysis of a pressure control valve
CADFEM (Suisse) AG

CFD and FE Analysis of a pressure control valve

Our customer Grande Dixence SA is a leading supplier of electrical power and owner of the tallest gravity dam in the world. Several pressure control valves of the hydroelectric power plant had to be inspected in a revision campaign. Due to working conditions different than those used in the design phase 55 years ago, the mechanical behavior of these valves had to be analyzed in order to guarantee the mechanical integrity of the system.
A one way fluid-structure simulation was performed to determine the pressure acting on the valve during the newly defined operating conditions and the structural behavior of the system. The most critical areas to be carefully checked in the revision campaign have been highlighted.

ANSYS Workbench shortens development period
EDR&Medeso

ANSYS Workbench shortens development period

Fläkt Woods decided to move the major part of its development work from laboratory scale to computational simulation models. Together with EDR&Medeso, Fläkt Woods implemented the use of ANSYS Workbench software to facilitate for a parametric simulation study of the new product design.