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# Effect of Modification in Flow Distributor Valve Geometry on the Pressure Drop and Chamber Pressures, in Numerical and Analytical Way, in ORBIT Motor HST Unit

Version 1 : Received: 6 September 2018 / Approved: 11 September 2018 / Online: 11 September 2018 (05:34:52 CEST)

How to cite: Roy, D.; Kumar, A.; Maiti, R.; Das, P.K. Effect of Modification in Flow Distributor Valve Geometry on the Pressure Drop and Chamber Pressures, in Numerical and Analytical Way, in ORBIT Motor HST Unit. Preprints 2018, 2018090184. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201809.0184.v1 Roy, D.; Kumar, A.; Maiti, R.; Das, P.K. Effect of Modification in Flow Distributor Valve Geometry on the Pressure Drop and Chamber Pressures, in Numerical and Analytical Way, in ORBIT Motor HST Unit. Preprints 2018, 2018090184. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201809.0184.v1

## Abstract

In this paper, an attempt has been made to analyze the effect of spool port/ groove geometry on the pressure drop and chamber pressures which effect the performance parameters of the flow distributor valve. The work mainly involves formulation of detailed mathematical model of the valve and compare them on the same platform. For mathematical modelling, Matlab has been used. The size of the orifices is considered same throughout the model for better comparison. Initially the construction and functioning of flow distributor valve along with working principles of hydrostatic motor (Rotary Piston) is shown. Next shown the analytical analysis of area change and pressure drops due to different geometry of the spool valve ports. After that the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been shown. A complete mathematical model to describe such flow distributor valve is developed after having a comprehensive knowledge of orifice characteristics, flow interactions based on valve geometry. Equations of flow through different orifices (fixed and variable area) of the valve have been developed based on the relationships obtained earlier.

## Keywords

pintle type rotary spool valve; flow distributor valve; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); orbit motor

## Subject

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering