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IJAT Vol.6 No.4 pp. 494-501
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2012.p0494
(2012)

Paper:

Flow Analysis in Pipe of a Manifold Block

Osamu Abe*, Tetsuhiro Tsukiji*, Takeshi Hara*,
and Kazutoshi Yasunaga**

*Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

**TOKYO KEIKI INC., 1-1 Sakae-cho, Sano-shi, Tochigi 327-0816, Japan

Received:
February 1, 2012
Accepted:
April 19, 2012
Published:
July 5, 2012
Keywords:
manifold block, pipe flow, CFD, pressure drop, cavitation
Abstract

Manifold blocks are recently used to connect hydraulic components in hydraulic system, which has flow channel inside. They are useful for reducing the size and weight of hydraulic systems. This paper deals with solid manifold block and laminated manifold block. They are different from machining. We investigate pressure drops of their pipe flow with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and compare those of two types. And then, we conduct experiment, measuring pressure and visualization, to validate the results of CFD analysis. By using these results, we are intended to obtain guidelines for pipeline design in laminated manifold block.

Cite this article as:
O. Abe, T. Tsukiji, T. Hara, and <. Yasunaga, “Flow Analysis in Pipe of a Manifold Block,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.6, No.4, pp. 494-501, 2012.
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