EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF SUBSYSTEM MODELS FOR A NOVEL VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT HYDRAULIC MOTOR

Jacob Larson, Jonatan Pozo-Palacios, Grey C Boyce-Erickson, Nathaniel J Fulbright, Jaichen Dai, John Voth, Ninaad Gajghate, Jordan Saikia, Paul Michael, Thomas Chase, James Van De Ven

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Abstract

A novel, variable displacement, low-speed high-torque hydraulic motor is being developed that is expected to be highly efficient across a broad operating range. To ensure the final hardware achieves the expected performance, the models used in the development of the motor must be experimentally validated and revised. The focus of this work is on mechanical energy loss models that were used to guide the design of a single-cylinder motor prototype and then experimental tests used for validation. Losses were modeled and organized into five primary groups: main shaft bearings, main shaft seal, case windage, valve actuation, and linkage losses. The single-cylinder prototype was fabricated, and test parameters were defined. Two test rigs were designed and built to capture losses of the motor experimentally; one was used to collect low torque, zero/lowpressure differential results, and the other used to collect high torque, high-pressure differential results. A staged assembly procedure was developed to capture the independent contributions of each loss. By reviewing the quality of correlation between test observations and model predictions and revising the model when necessary, the models were validated. The correlation was improved by reviewing and modifying model inputs. This allows future solutions to be more accurately predicted in the design phase to drive the design of better machines. The validated model package was able to predict the motor performance within an acceptable range of error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ASME/BATH 2021 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2021
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791885239
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventASME/BATH 2021 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Oct 19 2021Oct 21 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of ASME/BATH 2021 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2021

Conference

ConferenceASME/BATH 2021 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/19/2110/21/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Vehicle Technologies Office Award Number DE-EE0008335 Disclaimer: “This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.”

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