Computational Method for the Analysis of Valve Transients

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T. Siikonen

Technical Research Centre of Finland, Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 105(3), 227-233 (Aug 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264269 History: Received May 10, 1983; Online November 05, 2009


A computational method for valve dynamics is discussed. The method consists of a hydraulic part and the equations describing valve dynamics. These are coupled together using a boundary condition in the hydraulic model. Some important parameters for the boundary condition are determined experimentally. The hydraulic equations are solved using the method of characteristics. Some example calculations for a boiling water reactor are presented.

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