A design optimization model for an alternating flow (AF) hydraulic pump based on first principles

Mengtang Li, Ryan Foss, Kim A. Stelson, James D. Van De Ven, Eric J. Barth

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Abstract

Although current state of the art hydraulic variable displacement pumps are highly efficiently at high displacement, they have poor efficiency at low displacement. Besides, different operating speed and load pressure conditions also strongly affect their performance. This paper proposed a novel alternating flow (AF) hydraulic variable displacement pump to 1) eliminate throttling loss by acting as a high-bandwidth pump for displacement control, 2) achieve high efficiency across a wide range of operating conditions and displacements, and 3) allow multiple units to be easily common-shaft mounted for a compact multi-Actuator displacement control system from a single primemover. This paper presents a simple closed form model for the AF hydraulic pump and shows the model validation with a first generation prototype. The simple closed form model captures input motor energy, output fluid energy and associated energy losses. With the closed form model validated, it can then be used to drive optimal design for future generation prototypes using a dimensionless group method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVibration in Mechanical Systems; Modeling and Validation; Dynamic Systems and Control Education; Vibrations and Control of Systems; Modeling and Estimation for Vehicle Safety and Integrity; Modeling and Control of IC Engines and Aftertreatment Systems;Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Their Applications; Dynamics and Control of Renewable Energy Systems; Energy Harvesting; Control of Smart Buildings and Microgrids; Energy Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858295
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2017 - Tysons, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2017
Volume3

Other

OtherASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityTysons
Period10/11/1710/13/17

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