FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS
Oilgear employs computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the detailed effects of fluid flow in hydraulic control products and systems. CFD analysis can shed light on design issues such as flow restrictions, cavitation, erosion, flow transients, and flow forces.
Oilgear has both the Autodesk and Ansys CFD software packages so that we can adapt to the needs of our customers.
Oilgear uses finite element analysis (FEA) to investigate and optimize structural components of hydraulic products and systems. FEA is a powerful tool in guiding material selection and for improving weight and packaging.
As with CFD, Oilgear has both the Autodesk and Ansys FEA software packages so that we can adapt to the needs of our customers.
Oilgear leverages CFD and FEA for Oilgear-internal projects and also offers CFD and FEA as a service. Some recent applications include:
Optimization of flow efficiency for subsea BOP control valve
Proppant suspension analysis for hydraulic fracturing pumping
Optimization of pump valve port to minimize cavitation
Gas emergency shutoff valve analysis
Optimization of high-speed relief valve for rock crusher application
Design of next generation subsea pressure regulator
Weight optimization of subsea ROV manifold
Material selection for axial-piston, variable-displacement pump
Design of locking mechanism for offshore drillstring and landing string inline compensator
Material selection for 2-position 3-way control valve
Weight optimization of air pressure vessel (APV)