1996-08-01

Hydraulic Safety Valve Design Using PC Simulation 961835

ABSTRACT

In today's global fluid power industry, successful hydraulic component manufacturers must utilize technical resources to maintain a competitive edge. When designing new products, past practice required an understanding of engineering theory and reliable and accurate lab and field testing of new products, but today's designers have a new tool at their disposal. Personal computer based software can be used to model and simulate individual hydraulic components or entire systems before prototypes are available for design and performance evaluation. This paper discusses the design of a hydraulic safety valve and how PC simulation was used to design and analyze valve performance during the design process.

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