SimScale: engineering simulation to the valve industry

The first cloud-based simulation platform in the world is transforming the CAE field

Industries worldwide have an increased demand for different types of valves. This demand is influencing valve manufacturers to seek new ways of building innovative valves with the lowest costs and time to market.

Often referred to as “the tool of the future”, engineering simulation is being adopted by all the large manufacturing companies that have discovered its unique advantages ― from reducing the number of physical prototypes needed in product design to virtually testing multiple changes and scenarios with massive cost reductions and increased efficiency. Despite the undeniable advantages, simulation has until now been largely inaccessible to small and medium-sized companies. Traditional simulation software requires large up-front investments into hardware and professional training for engineers, a cost that many firms cannot pay.

Since its launch in 2012, the German company SimScale has been turning these barriers into history, empowering both SMEs and large companies to use the SimScale powerful simulation platform directly in the browser (100{87a03eb4327cd2ba79570dbcca4066c6d479b8f7279bafdb318e7183d82771cf} cloud-based), without any hardware or installation needed and with hundreds of free learning resources to help companies train their employees in a shorter time ― a new, remarkable way of designing and developing products.

With more than 50.000+ users in 190 countries, SimScale is offering a powerful 3D simulation solution for any valve producing company that is looking to optimize their valve development process. With the SimScale platform, valve professionals can design and build better valves based on the CAD model:

  • Reduce weight and maintain strength
  • Identify cavitation risk areas
  • Reduce pressure drop
  • Adjust flow field and optimize flow through a valve
  • Test how a valve will perform under extreme conditions

To meet the need of valve manufacturers and designers, SimScale has created a unique pricing model that allows users to pay only for what they use, making the adoption of simulation risk-free and far more flexible. Moreover, as long as they agree to make their projects public, users can simulate their product on SimScale for free.

“Helping manufacturers discover optimization potential ― which is crucial to obtain and keep market leadership ― simulation has advanced to a state-of-the-art technology in valve design. By taking advantage of virtual prototyping, the production cost of valves can be reduced and the development cycle significantly shortened.

Simulation used to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the benefits are noticeable right away, but on the other hand, most of the simulation software has not been easily accessible for various reasons. SimScale tackles these entry barriers and provides a complete end-to-end solution which puts simulation technology into the hands of all manufacturers. This allows engineers to stay focused on product improvement.”, says Johannes Probst, Director of Fluid Mechanics at SimScale.

Here are 3 reasons why you should try SimScale for your simulation projects:

  1. Get reliable results

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Industry-proven accuracy: Validation of a Butterfly Valve Simulation Performed with SimScale

This validation case is a comparison between a simulation performed with SimScale and the related physical experiment. The focus of the analysis was to prove the adequacy and accuracy of SimScale for the development of valves and related products.

2. Pay only for what you use and save money

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Thermostructural analysis of a steam stop valve

Simulation run time: 32 min

Computing cores: 32

Cost: 1,78€ (cost for private project, free for public

3. Start Quickly and Efficiently

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SimScale provides you with free learning resources such as valve webinars, tutorials, documentation, Public Projects and more.

To learn more about how the SimScale simulation platform can help you design better valves, read the case study on the company website: “How to Reduce Pressure Drop in a Valve by 17{87a03eb4327cd2ba79570dbcca4066c6d479b8f7279bafdb318e7183d82771cf}”.

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