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Analysis Of A Valve Body Using 2D And 3D Models - Introducing BEM Into The Classroom

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950481

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

655 kb

Author(s)

R.E. Dippery, Jr & T.C. Wang

Abstract

Analysis of a valve body using 2D and 3D models - introducing BEM into the classroom R.E. Dippery, Jr, T.C. Wang Department of Mechanical Engineering, GMI Engineering ABSTRACT This paper represents efforts of an engineering student to become familiar with the boundary element method (BEM) and the advantages which BEM offers to a design and/or analytical engineer. In the project described in this paper, the student worked to develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of a valve body used in a snowmaking water hydrant. In performing this work, the student was required to develop AutoCAD models, use the proper interface with BEASY to input the geometry, then complete model development within BEAS Y itself. Three-dimensional modeling illustrated the ease in which a structural discontinuity (drilled hole) can be introduced into a model without a great deal of effort. Work of this type is being used to demonstrate the need to make courses or course content involving BEM available to s

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