A novel reduced order dynamic model of axial piston motors with compression flow losses and Coulomb friction losses

Lichen Gu (School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an, China)
Rui Xu (School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an, China)
Nan Wang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong, China)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 9 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the energy losses factors during the hydro-mechanical conversion process at high pressure via a novel reduced order dynamic model.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel reduced order dynamic model of the axial piston motor was proposed, which provides an explicit insight to the compression flow losses and the Coulomb friction losses. A fully coupled dynamic model of the piston motor was obtained based on the array bond graph method. And then, a reduced order model was obtained by the composition analysis of flow and torque of the axial piston motor. After that, the energy losses estimation model was presented to predict the energy loss of the piston motor under a wide range of working conditions. The model was verified by comparing the experimental and simulation results.

Findings

The simulation result indicates that the flow loss caused by oil compression accounts for 59 per cent of the total flow loss, and the Coulomb friction torque accounts for 40 per cent of the total torque loss under a specific working condition. The compression flow loss and Coulomb friction torque are the major factors that lead to the aggravation of energy loss under extreme working conditions of the piston motor.

Originality/value

At high-pressure condition, the compression flow losses due to fluid compressibility cannot be neglected, and the hydro-mechanical losses in varies friction pairs should involve Coulomb friction losses. Flow and torque loss analytical expression in the model involve the design and control parameters of the piston equipment, which can realize the parameter optimization of the piston equipment for the purpose of energy-saving.

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Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51675399, No. 51605269).

Citation

Gu, L., Xu, R. and Wang, N. (2019), "A novel reduced order dynamic model of axial piston motors with compression flow losses and Coulomb friction losses", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 72 No. 5, pp. 567-573. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-01-2019-0010

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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