A swing-type hydraulic check valve was found to vibrate continuously when a damper was applied to prevent slamming. A research program was conducted to develop an understanding of the phenomenon and thereby determine a method of alleviation. This paper describes the flow phenomena observed during flow visualization studies of a two dimensional full scale model of the valve. Such observations give insight into the mechanism of vibration.
Weaver, D. S. and Adubi, F. A., "Flow Visualization Studies of Check Valve Vibrations" (1975). Symposia on Turbulence in Liquids. 23.
4th Biennial Symposium on Turbulence in Liquids (1975: Sep., Rolla, MO)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
Turbulent Fluid-Structure Interaction Phenomena
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