The basic problem with the existing valve design was cavitation. First and foremost our goal was to identify the regions of cavitation.
Then based on the simulations, we would have to propose design changes to increase efficiency by minimizing the pressure losses in the valve.
To achieve the goals, we did a computational study of the following design parameters:
Based on the CFD simulations:
The mandate of the project was to minimize flow losses.
With performance prediction we recommended the following design improvements: