A 3D model of full-port ball valve with an actuator.
The valve is in a partially open position, and a vertical
cut-away reveals the cross-section of the valve.
Ball valves are one of the most commonly used quarter-turn valves in the industries
around the world. They are well known for their durability and reliability, which
makes them a high preference choice for both shut-off and as a control application.
Ball valves are widely used in the oil and natural gas industry, but also find a
place in many manufacturing sectors, chemical storage, and even residential
Here, we have simulated the fluid flow inside a full-port ball valve using
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to understand the behavior of fluid when the
valve is opened at 30 deg opening position. Using CFD, we are able to visualize the
fluid flow inside the valve and evidence what is the flow path and the flow
separation due to obstruction caused by the mid-way open ball valve.
Augmented Reality (AR), give this CFD simulation a more sensible appearance bringing
the CFD simulation results to a real-world scenario and helping us better interpret
the fluid flow inside the full port ball valve.
Experience CFD results in AR
This AR animation presents the results of CFD simulation performed on a ball valve
using simulationHub. The animation
of a set of flowlines representing the
streamline paths and particle velocity throughout the geometry.