Tech Briefs

Study of a Check-Valve

The paper "CAE Applications in Hydraulics -- Experimental and Analytical Study of a Check-Valve, L. Leventhal, SAE 03NVC-377" contains an interesting application of our fluid-structure interaction code ADINA-FSI. ADINA-FSI is used as the tool in a parametric study of check-valve design features, and the parametric study is the basis for an improved check-valve design. Also a comparison is made between experimental data and the results from ADINA-FSI, and the comparison is very good.