The latest BOSfluids release brings improved and extended Surge Vessel, Tank and Orifice element types. The Surge Vessel element has been extended with support for modeling vented air vessels. This essentially combines a surge vessel with an air valve that closes when the liquid in the vessel exceeds a specified height. The Surge Vessel element now also provides support for specifying the gas pressure and volume at the time of installation. In that case the initial liquid height is determined in a steady state analysis such that it balances the specified gas pressure.
The Tank element has been extended with support for specifying an arbitrary area profile. That is, you can provide a table that specifies the cross-sectional (or wetted) area along the height of the tank. In this way you can account for internal piping and other objects located inside the tank.
The Orifice element has been extended with support for the ISO 5167 (2003) calculation method. This means that you do not need to specify a discharge coefficient (or an equivalent quantity) anymore; BOSfluids will determine the discharge coefficient automatically during a steady state analysis. The Orifice element has also been extended with support for modeling multi-hole orifice plates.
The extended element types expand the scope of BOSfluids and provide you with an even more
powerful tool for the analysis of many different piping systems and flow conditions.
Furthermore, we would also like to inform new and future users that our “Water hammer/surge analysis using BOSfluids” training course is available as an online training course. For more information on this course and other courses please visit us on EngineeringTrainer.com.
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