Vane pump power split transmission: Three dimensional computational fluid dynamics modeling

Emma Frosina, Adolfo Senatore, Dario Buono, Kim A. Stelson, Feng Wang, Biswaranjan Mohanty, Michael J. Gust

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Abstract

A three dimensional CFD analysis of a novel vane pump power split transmission is studied in this paper. The model was built using PumpLinx®, a three-dimensional CFD commercial code developed by Simerics Inc.® The Mathers Hydraulics® vane pump is a double-acting vane pump with a floating ring. By coupling the floating ring to an output shaft, the vane pump becomes a hydrostatic transmission. The focus of this activity is the optimization of the vane pump analyzing the internal fluid dynamics of each part during the pump operation and redesign. The study is a result of collaboration between the University of Minnesota and the University of Naples "Federico II" research groups. The universities involved in this project worked in close cooperation on these simulations. A prototype pump will be tested on a hydraulic test bench at the University of Minnesota, and the experimental data will be used to validate the simulation model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857236
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2015Oct 14 2015

Publication series

NameASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2015

Other

OtherASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/12/1510/14/15

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