Danfos: Thermostatic Radiator Valves: ESGI35 report

Niels Gregersen, James Oliver, Poul G. Hjorth

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    This problem deals with modelling the flow through a typical Danfoss thermostatic radiator valve.Danfoss is able to employ Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in calculations of the capacity of valves, but an experienced engineer can often by rules of thumb "guess" the capacity, with a precision similar to the one achieved by the expensive and time-consuming CFD calculations. So CFD is only used in case of entirely new designs or where a very detailed knowledge of the flow is required. Even though rules of thumb are useful for those, who have developed them, Danfoss needs an objective and general method that can be used to predict the performance of valves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 35th European Study Group with Industry-Final Report
    Place of PublicationOdense
    PublisherUniversity of Southeren Denmark
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event35th European Study Group with Industry - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 23 Aug 199927 Aug 1999
    Conference number: 35


    Workshop35th European Study Group with Industry
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