Impact of dynamics on the losses at radial ball piston pump interfaces

Garrett Bohach, Md Minal Nahin, Eric L Severson, James D. Van De Ven

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Abstract

This paper presents a mathematical model of a radial ball piston pump/motor. The specific application of the pump is for direct integration with a high speed electric motor for use in off highway vehicles. The pump/motor must operate across all four quadrants with high flow rates at a low pressure differential. The model captures the major mechanical and volumetric losses within the hydraulic machine with specific attention given to the ball-cylinder interface and the pintle-rotor interface. The leakage and shear at the ball piston interface are dependent on the position of the ball piston in the cylinder; therefore, the dynamics of the ball piston are calculated. The pintle-rotor model includes the port geometry, which influences the flow rates into and out of the pump/motor. Leakage and shear at the interface are dependent on the gap height between the two surfaces; consequently, the model calculates the radial forces acting on the rotor and uses journal bearing theory to predict the eccentricity. This eccentricity balances the other forces and is necessary to determine the interface losses. Lastly, the importance of these dynamics is evaluated to determine which are needed in a future optimization framework. It is shown that considering the dynamics of both interfaces captures significantly more losses and results in a more accurate model than an earlier simplified one.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBATH/ASME 2020 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2020
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883754
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventBATH/ASME 2020 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Sep 9 2020Sep 11 2020

Publication series

NameBATH/ASME 2020 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2020

Conference

ConferenceBATH/ASME 2020 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/9/209/11/20

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 Award Number DE-EE0008384.”

Keywords

  • Radial ball piston pump

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