%0 Journal Article
	%A Malik I. Al-Amayreh and  Mohammad I. Kilani and  Ahmed S. Al-Salaymeh
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 96, 2014
	%T Numerical Study of a Butterfly Valve for Vibration Analysis and Reduction
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999876
	%V 96
	%X This work presents a Computational Fluid Dynamics
(CFD) simulation of a butterfly valve used to control the flow of
combustible gas mixture in an industrial process setting.The work
uses CFD simulation to analyze the flow characteristics in the
vicinity of the valve, including the pressure distributions and
Frequency spectrum of the pressure pulsations downstream the valves
and the vortex shedding allow predicting the torque fluctuations
acting on the valve shaft and the possibility of generating mechanical
vibration and resonance.These fluctuations are due to aerodynamic
torque resulting from fluid turbulence and vortex shedding in the
valve vicinity.
The valve analyzed is located in a pipeline between two opposing
90o elbows, which exposes the valve and the surrounding structure to
the turbulence generated upstream and downstream the elbows at
either end of the pipe.CFD simulations show that the best location for
the valve from a vibration point of view is in the middle of the pipe
joining the elbows.

	%P 1970 - 1974