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Noise reduction by means of non-uniform placement of pistons in a fluid power machine
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Fluid and Mechanical Engineering Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Pump and Motor Division, Parker Hannifin Corp., Flygmotorv. 2, 461 82 Trollhättan, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Fluid and Mechanical Engineering Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In conventional machines, the pulsations are periodic and originate from the uniform placement of a given number of pistons. This paper discusses the possibilities to introduce non-uniform placement of the pistons. The pulsations periodicity is thus changed, which can have a major impact on the noise level and how the noise is experienced. A number of approaches are presented, evaluated and ranked and the usefulness of the modifications is assessed. This study employs a transfer function methodology to map simulated internal pump dynamics, such as piston forces and bending moments, to audible noise. Using these transfer functions, it is possible for instance to predict how changed valve plate timing affects simulated piston forces and bending moments and in turn how this will affect audible noise. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73978DiVA: diva2:479581
Conference
2nd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference October 12-14, Hollywood, CA, USA
Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2012-01-18Bibliographically approved
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1. On Fluid Power Pump and Motor Design: Tools for Noise Reduction
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Fluid Power Pump and Motor Design: Tools for Noise Reduction
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Noise and vibration are two of the main drawbacks with fluid power  systems. The increasing requirements concerning working environment as well as machines' impact on surroundings put components and systems to harder tests. The surrounding machines, e.g. combustion engines, have made considerable progress regarding the radiated noise. This allows the fluid power system's noise to become more prominent. Noise from fluid power systems has been a research topic for several decades and much improvement has been achieved. However, considerable potential for improvement still remains.

In addition to the legislation governing working environment, the machines tend to be used as more multi-quadrant machines, which require more flexible noise reduction features. One of the main benefits with fluid power is the high power density. To increase this value even more, the system's working pressure increases, which correlates with increased noise level.

The main source of noise is considered to be the pump and motor unit in the fluid power system. The noise can be divided into two parts: fluid-borne noise and structure-borne noise. The fluid borne noise derives from flow pulsation which is subsequently spread through pipeline systems to other parts of the fluid power systems. The flow pulsation is created due to the finite stiffness of oil and the limited number of pumping elements. The structure-borne noise generates directly from pulsating forces in the machine. The pulsating forces are mainly created by the pressure differences between high and low pressure ports.

Effective and accurate tools are needed when designing a quiet pump/motor unit. In this thesis simulation based optimisation is used with different objective functions including flow pulsation and pulsating forces as well as audible noise. The audible noise is predicted from transfer functions derived from measurements. Two kinds of noise reduction approaches are investigated; cross-angle in multi-quadrant machines and non-uniform placement of pistons. The simulation model used is experimentaly validated by source flow measurements. Also, source flow measurements with the source admittance method are investigated.

In addition, non-linear flow through a valve plate restrictor is investigated and the steady state restrictor equation is proposed to be extended by internal mass term.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. 130 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1417
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73981 (URN)978-91-7519-994-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-01-20, Sal A35, Hus A, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2012-01-18Bibliographically approved

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