Gate Valve

Public Projects, Case Studies & Resources

In this gate valve application guide, find some of our most popular public projects where you can learn how to perform a fluid flow (CFD) analysis, and quickly iterate and optimize your water gate valve designs. On this page, you can also find relevant resources from our blog. What’s more? Hear what our customers with similar applications have to say about working with SimScale. A gate valve, or sluice valve, differs from other applications in its family as it operates by raising a barrier up and down to control the fluid path. These types of valves require minimal space along a pipe’s axis, and have an extremely low resistance to fluid flow when the barrier is fully lifted allowing full stream power. A gate valve design’s main goal is to shut off the flow of fluid.
What is a gate valve

Typical Gate Valve Applications

These types of valves can be applied in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to:

  • Refinery machinery
  • Petrochemical plant machinery
  • Low-pressure and high-temperature operations
What is a gate valve

Why Is Online Simulation with SimScale Needed for This Application?

Gate valve applications need to be analyzed in the early design process to predict performance in terms of thermal as well as pressure shock. In addition to this, pressure drop and the force acting upon the walls of the valve should be evaluated.

Using CFD, FEA, and thermodynamic simulation from SimScale, you can assess the pressure forces, shock, stress and strain, as well as proposed fluid flow through the device. Additionally, you can identify recirculation zones and study the effect of surface roughness on the performance of the pressure vessel. Using online evaluation engineers can quickly make design iterations for optimization before physical prototyping, thereby saving time and resources.’ button1_text= ” button1_link=”]

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Analysis of Water Flow Through a Gate Valve with CFD

This project simulates the fluid flow through a water gate valve, using CFD analysis from SimScale.

sluice gate valve simulation

Sluice Valve Simulation

This project simulates water flow through a sluice, or gate valve design. This resource explains the difference between a gate valve, a globe valve, and a ball valve, ultimately studying the performance of the water gate valve with CFD.

Disposable Pump from Quantex

Quantex used SimScale to test and optimize the design of its disposable pumps

“At Quantex, the SimScale platform gives us access to powerful tools, in an economic package. The support is outstanding and helps add the most value to our engineering capabilities.”

Daryn Bertelson CAE Egineer

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EJ Consulting Increased the Size of Their Valve Quickly with SimScale

“With the simulations done on SimScale, we characterized the valve (original goal), and gained much greater insight into the interaction between the valve and the fluid at each valve position. This will help us provide a better analysis in the future. SimScale has proved to be for the firm a flexible and scalable tool, which was critical for a HUBZone firm like ours.”
EJ Consulting
globe valve customer success story

Diinef reduced pressure drop and minimized cavitation damage risk in hydraulic valves with SimScale

“Approaching the design process using simulation with SimScale allowed Diinef to avoid a costly and slow testing process of physical models in the early stages of the project.”

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