Simulation of Particle Erosion in a Hydraulic Valve

Simulation of Particle Erosion in a Hydraulic Valve

DOMAGAŁA Mariusz, MOMENI Hassan, DOMAGALA-FABIS Joanna, FILO Grzegorz, KRAWCZYK Mariusz, RAJDA Janusz

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Abstract. This paper presents an attempt of simulation particle erosion in a hydraulic flow control valve. A simulation of particle behavior during fluid flow was conducted in the Ansys CFX general purpose CFD code using two phases of flow: hydraulic fluid and solid particles. Simulations were performed for two types of particle material, steel and sand, and Finnie’s model of erosion wear was applied. As a result of CFD simulations, particle trajectories were obtained as well as erosion rate on valve components for both particle materials. The obtained results made it possible to compare the influence of particle material on erosion wear in the flow control valve and components of valve which are exposed to particle erosion.

Particle Erosion, CFD Simulation, Hydraulic Valve

Published online 7/16/2018, 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: DOMAGAŁA Mariusz, MOMENI Hassan, DOMAGALA-FABIS Joanna, FILO Grzegorz, KRAWCZYK Mariusz, RAJDA Janusz, ‘Simulation of Particle Erosion in a Hydraulic Valve’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 5, pp 17-24, 2018


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