• Intended for

    Those using the BOSfluids software to perform surge and transient flow analysis.

  • Prerequisites

    Basic knowledge of flow analysis is not required but beneficial.

  • Course Highlights

    Exercises based on real life surge analyses & demonstrations of unbalanced loads evaluations.

  • Duration

    The course is designed to take approximately 10 hours of your time.

  • Software License

    Licenses for BOSfluids can be optained from Dynaflow Research Group

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: Introduction into Surge Analysis
    • Introduction into surge phenomena
    • The BOSfluids interface
    • The BOSfluids workflow - Demonstration
    • Test you knowledge
  • 2
    Chapter 2: Modelling your piping system
    • The modelling tab
    • Import/Export options
    • All element types
    • Backgrounds on element parameters
    • Exercise 2.1: Industrial cooling water system
    • Intermezzo - ISOtracer
    • Exercise 2.2: Defining your pumps
    • Survey
  • 3
    Chapter 3: The steady state of your system
    • Steady state analysis options
    • Fluid properties
    • Exercise 3.1: Analytical vs. numerical solutions
    • Boundary conditions
    • Resistance
    • Balancing
    • Exercise 3.2: Balancing your steady state
    • Quiz
    • Typical error messages
    • Q&A with trainer
  • 4
    Chapter 4: Transient Pressure Assessment
    • Analysis methods & unbalanced forces
    • Transient analysis settings in BOSfluids
    • Valve closure
    • Result visualization & Interpretation
    • Exercise 4.1: Instant valve closure
    • Pump trip & startup scenarios
    • Exercise 4.2: Pump trip in cooling water system
    • The valve modelling module
    • Exercise 4.3: Comparing different valves
    • Exporting unbalanced forces
    • Special elements
    • Typical error messages
    • Group discussion: valve closure
  • 5
    Chapter 5: Cavitation
    • Numerical methods for modeling cavitation effects
    • Exercise 5.1: Vacuum breakers
    • Q&A with trainer
    • Quiz
  • 6
    Summary
    • Recapture
    • Quiz
  • 7
    Exam
    • Exam Introduction
    • Exam (20 Questions)
    • Your Certificate!

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Dynaflow Research Group

This training course is the starting point for using BOSfluids. This software package allows you to perform surge or waterhammer analysis in a full 3D piping model. The training covers both basic software skills as the considerations for proficient surge assessment.
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