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The importance of suction port timing in axial piston pumps
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2005 (English)In: Proc. of the 9th Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power, (SICFP '05) / [ed] Palmberg, Jan-Ove, Linköping: Linköping Universitet, Institute of Technology , 2005, 32- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Hydraulic pumps give rise to flow ripples in both discharge and suction lines. The flow pulsations transform into pressure ripples which in turn create vibration and audible noise. With a careful design of the valve plate timing, flow ripple can be minimised. Much research is dedicated to the design of discharge port commutation, i.e. the pre-compression dynamics. This work, however, focuses on the suction port timing.

Besides controlling flow ripple in the tank line, suction port timing influences fluid air-release which in turn has substantial impact on the effective system bulk modulus. lncreased air-release implies reduced cylinder filling performance, reduced volumetric efficiency and increased flow pulsations. In addition, the cylinder decompression at suction port commutation directly affects the resulting piston force profile and internal bending moments which largely contributes to pump housing vibration and noise emissions. Thus. the design of the suction port timing is crucial for flow ripples, air-release, pump housing vibrations and direct noise emissions from the pump. Also. the risk for cavitation is controlled.

This paper also investigates the efficiency of an Air Drain Groove, ADC, as an alternative to conventional pressure relief grooves at suction port commutation. Correctly designed, the ADG reduces the cylinder pressure at piston top dead centre by bleeding off a very small amount of cylinder fluid to the housing drain. The air-release hereby obtained is directed into the pump casing instead of into the suction port and should thereby give rise to a higher system bulk modulus. Experiments reveal, however, that the efficiency of the ADC is not preferable to a conventional pressure relief groove, neither regarding air-release, nor noise emissions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping Universitet, Institute of Technology , 2005. 32- p.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31417Local ID: 17195ISBN: 9185457965 (print)ISBN: 9789185457960 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31417DiVA: diva2:252240
Conference
The 9th International Conference on Fluid Powers, SICFP'05, July 1-3, Linköping, Sweden
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2012-12-05
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1. Design principles for noise reduction in hydraulic piston pumps: simulation, optimisation and experimental verification
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design principles for noise reduction in hydraulic piston pumps: simulation, optimisation and experimental verification
2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Noise reduction in hydmulic systems has been an important research topic for several decades. In recent years, industry's interest in the area has grown dramatically. The reason is new national and international requirements and legislation governing working conditions. As a consequence of this, considerable reduction of noise from machinery in general has been achieved. The reduction of noise in hydraulic systems, however, has not gained from the same considerable progress, which implies that hydraulic noise has become perceptible through the surrounding machinery noise. Not only has noise reduction of hydraulic systems become increasingly important, it has also become more difficult because of the ever-increasing working pressure level, which is highly correlated to noise and vibration.

Noise in hydraulic systems is created mainly by the hydrostatic pump and motor, working with large pressure differences in the suction and delivery ports. Being exclusively of displacement type, the hydrostatic machine creates substantial flow pulsations in both the discharge and suction ports. The flow pulsations give rise to system pressure pulsations, which in turn transform into vibration and audible noise. Excessive pulsating piston forces and bending moments due to the large pressure difference between the machine's discharge and suction ports also contribute to noise and vibration.

To obtain satisfactory noise reduction, there is a need for effective and reliable design tools and design methods. This thesis concerns simulation, optimisation and experimental verification of axial piston pump design for noise reduction. Much of the work relates to the different origins of noise and how to formulate objective functions that simultaneously reflects different aspects of noise reduction. New and conventional design features are examined both theoretically and experimentally. One novel and promising design feature thoroughly investigated in this thesis is the so-called crossangle that aims to provide low noise in variable displacement machines. Different measurement approaches are employed for experimental verification. It is shown that conventional methods are often inadequate for measuring source flow in variable displacement units due to the complex outlet channel. A new method, referred to as the Source admittance method, is proposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2005. 164 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 965
Keyword
hydraulic piston pumps
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31420 (URN)17198 (Local ID)91-85457-15-9 (ISBN)17198 (Archive number)17198 (OAI)
Public defence
2005-10-14, Nobel, Hus B, Campus Valla, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2012-12-05Bibliographically approved

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