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effect of cavitation on the flow characteristics of spool and poppet valves.

Angus Beck

effect of cavitation on the flow characteristics of spool and poppet valves.

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Thesis (M. Sc.)--The Queen"s University of Belfast, 1966.

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Ou et al. simulated the cavitation flow in pressure relief valve with high pressure differentials for different valve openings, inlet pressure and outlet pressure. Yi et al. investigated the interactions between the poppet vibration characteristics and cavitation property in relief valves with the unconfined poppet . The hydraulic motor must have a defined direction of rotation when using Sunfab’s anti-cavitation valve. The valve can be adapted to both left and right rotation. Function: A check valve between the pressure and return ports opens to ensure a flow of oil to the motor if . Cavitation consists of rapid vaporization and condensation within a liquid. When local pressure falls to vapor pressure (approximately psi/ bar absolute for cold water), vapor bubbles are formed and when these bubbles travel to an area of higher pressure, the bubbles collapse with phenomenal force and great localized stress. It is the violent collapse of these vapor bubbles near. 21) The straight line, poppet - type construction of the CU 7 minimizes pressure drop and provides smooth flow characteristics. 22) This is the air-actuated poppet .


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effect of cavitation on the flow characteristics of spool and poppet valves. by Angus Beck Download PDF EPUB FB2

The performance of valves in fluid power control systems is affected by cavitation. The spool valve finds numerous applications in this field and it is essential that these effects be thoroughly understood. In this paper a study is made of the occurrence of cavitation and its effect on the discharge characteristics of spool by: The situation of cavitation appearance, the effects of cavitation on the characteristics of flow rate, noise level, pressure distributions and the boundary of inception of the cavitation are.

The situation of cavitation appearance, the effects of cavitation on the characteristics of flow rate, noise level, pressure distributions and the boundary of inception of the cavitation are investigated.

Comparison between a poppet valve with sharp edged seat Cited by: As for the influence of cavitation on vibration characteristics, it is found that the generated cavitation bubbles in the downstream circuit decrease the flow coefficient and fluid viscosity, and.

In this study, the flow cavitation in a poppet valve, which is a typical hydraulic element in fluid power engineering systems, is numerically simulated. Poppet valves as the industrial directional control valves are characterized by having a movable element (the poppet) to direct the flow through the valve body.

Cavitation happens in control valves when there’s variation in the flow velocity, in particular, when the fluid in the valve accelerates rapidly. It occurs when the pressure drop in the valve exceeds a critical point or when downstream pressure exceeds the fluid vapor pressure.

Valve characteristics can also contribute to cavitation. This is mainly due to the detrimental effects of cavitation such as erosion, noise and vibrations, caused by the growth and collapse of vapour bubbles. The flow inside the poppet valve is a complex process which is strongly dependent on the details of the valve geometry, the.

The direction of air flow is at right angles to that of the spool. The spool can be moved manually or by means of an air pilot or electrically operated solenoid. Spool valves offer a considerably higher level of functionality than poppet valves and are unaffected by changes in operating pressure, enabling response times to remain constant.

The valve design needs to include the effect of flow forces, which are discussed in the force analysis. Considering the poppet valve shown in Figure 2 the force analysis needs to consider the pressure force on the valve face that will vary with the velocity of the fluid in the small valve opening.

Types of control valve There are essentially three types of control valve; poppet valves spool valves and rotary valves. Poppet valves In a poppet valve, simple discs, cones or balls are used in conjunc­tion with simple valve seats to control flow.

Figure shows the construction and symbol of a simple 2/2 normally-closed valve, where. spool valve and analyzed the relation between flow pattern, jet orientation and energy spectra. Oshima et al., () investigated the effects of cavitation on the characteristics of flow rate, noise level, pressure distri-butions and the inception of cavitation in water hydrau-lic poppet valves.

Various indirect methods such as CFD analysis and. However, the characteristics of the cavitation’s distribution seem discrepant in valves with different grooves. In the valves with V-grooves, cavitation always grows up by the throttling edges, and in the valves with U-grooves, two grow-up states exist.

Moreover, the flow-choking phenomenon has been found in the cases of test valves. Valves are widely used in various working conditions for their flow control functions, and the cavitation inside valves has been investigated owing to its harm to the valve itself and the connecting downstream parts.

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the progress that has been achieved in the past years about cavitation in valves including both mechanical heart valves. It is of interest to know the potential cavitation damage, as well as any effect of cavitation on system performance under both steady and unsteady flow conditions.

The flow inside the poppet valve is a complex process that is strongly dependent on the details of the valve geometry, the fluid properties, and the operating conditions. The liquid gets stuck in a pattern of high-speed flow between the impeller and the housing, creating a vacuum effect that forms bubbles near the housing wall.

The vapor bubbles collapse, causing impact damage that can wear away at the impeller until the shaft breaks. Warning signs. The sound of pump cavitation in a centrifugal pump is unmistakable. hydraulic systems, cavitation most frequently occurs in system valves, pumps, and actuators.

Large differences in pressure is a frequent cause of small-scale cavitation in chambers of four-way spool valves, while high frequency motion of a valve-controlled actuator can lead to large-scale cavitation. Poppet valves (Figs.

and ) are the most expensive but are also the most have an effective lift area approximately 50% greater than that provided by the same size concentric ring valve. Poppet valves can operate with lifts as great as ¼ inch and are used extensively in natural gas pipeline booster applications.

Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs when there is an increase in fluid velocity and a corresponding decrease in local pressure creating vapor bubbles that can cause erosion, noise, vibration and mechanical failure.

Cavitation can be prevented with centered flow control valves, multiple control valves or downstream orifice plates. Figure 1 and the associated discussion of liquid choked flow is the classical discussion, and implies that there is a sudden transition from non-choked flow to fully choked flow.

In reality, at pressure drops approaching, but below the calculated value of ΔP choked, there is usually some formation of vapor bubbles and some degree of cavitation.

Causes of Cavitation. The liquid enters hydraulic turbines at high pressure; this pressure is a combination of static and dynamic components. Dynamic pressure of the liquid is by the virtue of flow velocity and the other component, static pressure, is the actual fluid pressure which the fluid applies and which is acted upon it.

The influence of shape and number of notches in hydraulic directional spool valves on flow characteristics was investigated by Borghi [7,8] and Ryu. Borghi conducted a series of tests on axial flow forces, discharge coefficient, velocity coefficient and jet angle in both fully turbulent and transitional region of motion, while Ryu studied the.

Aiming at the problems of cavitation noise in the cone throttle valve, triangle groove cone throttle valves w 53, 60 degree were selected as the research objects. Firstly the structure characteristics of the throttle valves were analyzed, then the three-dimensional models and mathematical models were established.

By using the finite element simulation software ADINA, the simulation. A good understanding of hydraulic valves is a prerequisite for understanding the control of hydraulic pumps as well as systems. This chapter considers the function and performance characteristics of hydraulic valves.

It considers three valve constructions: spool valves, poppet valves, and flapper nozzle valves. This can often occur in throttling type valves, such as gate valves or ball valves.

If the pressure differential from one side of the valve to the other becomes too great, the fluid can vaporize across the valve and implode on the downstream side of the valve. The way to avoid cavitation in valves is to size them properly for the proper velocities.

Oshima et al. 6 studied cavitation flow characteristic using a transparent hemisection model of poppet valve. They obtained the effects of cavitation on the characteristics of flow rate, noise level, and pressure distributions.

The spool valves studied by Deng et al. 8 were simplified and used in a real servo system, in which a spool. Cavitation is a common phenomenon in industrial control valves, which has a strong influence on the internal flow. Herein, characteristics of cavitation flow inside conical throttle valve have been numerically analysed using a two-phase mixture model via computational fluid dynamics software firstly.

The accuracy of the numerical model is proven by comparing the numerical results with the. One of the major problems in oil-hydraulic poppet valve is the deteriorated performance accompanied by occurrence of cavitation.

This is mainly a consequence of lack in understanding of the cavitating jet, which has inhibited the development of sufficiently general and. The influence of the poppet angle and the oil temperature on the flow characteristics and the cavitation phenomena of an oil hydraulic poppet valve are studied experimentally using a half cut model.

The following results are obtained. Ball-style control valves, with their relatively high pressure recovery (low pressure recovery factor F L values) are more prone to cavitation than globe valves, all other factors being equal.

Special ball trim designed to help distribute pressure drops over a longer flow path is available, an example of this shown in the next photograph. However, the characteristics of the cavitation's distribution seem discrepant in valves with different grooves. In the valves with V-grooves, cavitation always grows up by the throttling edges, and in the valves with U-grooves, two grow-up states exist.

Moreover, the flow-choking phenomenon has been found in the cases of test valves. Cavitation. The formation of cavities in a flowing stream is a potential problem to hydraulic equipment designers.

Symptoms include noise; it sounds like gravel flowing through the line, vibration, loss of efficiency, and physical damage. Valves subject to cavitation. The effect of cavitation on vibration characteristics of a two-stage throttle valve is experimentally studied by changing inlet pressure, outlet pressure and opening.

The shadow photograph of the flow field in the throttle is obtained by a high-speed camera, and the signal of vibration induced by cavitation of the two-stage throttle is obtained by an acceleration sensor.

The pressure-reducing characteristics that make control valves useful also make them susceptible to cavitation. However, an effective combination of system design, valve selection and design, and material selection can minimize or eliminate the unwanted effects of cavitation. Flashing is a vaporizing process similar to cavitation.

The pressure and cavitation characteristics of fluid through throttle valves with different structure parameters were investigated numerically using computational fluid dynamics. The mass flow rate, pressure drop, and the volume fraction of the vapor in the.

component (spool) thereby altering flow supply or direction to a load. There are two variations of solenoids currently available in the marketplace; on/off and proportional. On/off type electro-hydraulic valves use a solenoid to move the valve spool from one position (off or no flow) to another position (on or maximum flow).

A mechanical spring. Proportional valves are well suited for circuits that need to vary either flow or pressure to reduce lunge and shock. The solenoids on these valves shift the spool more or less, According to the voltage applied to proportional solenoids, they can change the speed at which the spool.

Four severity levels of cavitation erosion have been defined in the literature: incipient cavitation, critical cavitation, incipient damage and choking cavitation.

The prediction method, which for the most part is empirical, is based on a variety of data including flow characteristics, sound and vibration levels, more» and the pitting rates. • The hysteresis effect is due to the radial unbalanced force on the valve spool.

• The maximum radial unbalanced force the valve spool can withstand is N. • A double-channel valve is designed for the L/min large flow condition. • Symmetrical flow passages have to be taken into account for large flow valves.

In aircraft hydraulic systems cavitation most frequently occurs in system valves, pumps, and actuators. Large differences in pressure is a frequent cause of small-scale cavitation in chambers of four-way spool valves, while high frequency motion of a valve-controlled actua- tor can lead to large-scale cavitation in the cylinder.

performance degradation. A lot of studies on cavitation noise and vibration has been conducted for oil hydraulic components.

[4]- [6] Especially for cavitation in a spool valve, most of studies focused on cavitation choked flow by measurement of pressure-flow rate coefficient. [7]- [8] These literatures. Four 2-way valves may seem to be a complex and expensive way to operate a cylinder.

However, in the past few years, poppet type slip-in cartridge valves have been operating large bore hydraulic cylinders this way. See chapter four on Cartridge Valves for the advantages of these valves in high flow .The pressure pulsations' characteristics and noise characteristics are studied at three different oil viscosities experimentally by focusing on the flapper-nozzle pilot stage of a two-stage servovalve.

The cavitation-induced and vortex-induced pressure pulsations' characteristics at upstream and downstream of the turbulent jet flow path are.In this paper, in order to reduce the hydrodynamic cavitation inside globe valves, effects of valve body geometrical parameters including bending radius, deviation distance, and arc curvature linked to in/export parts on hydrodynamic cavitation are investigated by using a cavitation model.