Torque and Cavitation Characteristics of Butterfly Valves

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Turgut Sarpkaya

Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

J. Appl. Mech 28(4), 511-518 (Dec 01, 1961) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641776 History: Received April 26, 1960; Revised September 08, 1961; Online September 16, 2011


The present study deals with torque and cavitation characteristics of idealized two-dimensional and axially symmetrical butterfly valves. Theoretical results obtained for the two-dimensional case are compared with the ones obtained experimentally and by a relaxation technique. Based on the results of the two-dimensional case, an approximate solution is presented for the more general and practical case of three-dimensional butterfly valves. The results are in good agreement with the actual flow tests.

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