Multiple Applications of STAR-CCM+® for CFD in the Flow Control Industry

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The application of CFD in the flow control industry can be very widespread. Flowserve has implemented CD-adapco™’s flagship program STAR-CCM+ to successfully simulate many different aspects of the control valve industry. This includes a wide array of problems such as cavitation prediction, vaporization modeling, 2-phase sizing, design iteration, thermal analysis, vibration analysis, large valve flow capacity testing and full flow capacity curve generation (Cv curve). CD-adapco’s recent addition of Optimate has allowed for easy generation of the full flow curve. Flowserve’s ability to quickly and accurately perform the above analyses has allowed them to become one of the world’s premier providers of control valves to many different industries.

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Gifford Z. Decker