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Publication date: 6 March 2009

Fazil Canbulut, Erdem Koç and Cem Sinanoğlu

The purpose of this paper is to experimentally and theoretically investigate slippers, which have an important role on power dissipation in the swash plate axial piston pumps.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to experimentally and theoretically investigate slippers, which have an important role on power dissipation in the swash plate axial piston pumps.

Design/methodology/approach

The slipper geometry and working conditions affected on the slipper performance have been analyzed experimentally. The model of the slipper system has been established by original neural network (NN) method.

Findings

First, the effects of the slipper geometry with smooth and conical sliding surfaces on the slipper performance were experimentally analyzed. Smooth sliding surface slippers showed a better performance then the conical surface ones. According to the results, the neural predictor would be used as a predictor for possible experimental applications on modeling this type of system.

Originality/value

This paper discusses a new modeling scheme known as artificial NNs an experimental and a NN approach have been employed for analyzing axial piston pumps. The simulation results suggest that the neural predictor would be used as a predictor for possible experimental applications on modeling bearing system.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 61 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 May 2009

Fazil Canbulut, Cem Sinanoğlu and Erdem Koç

The purpose of this paper is to investigate experimentally slippers, which have an important role on power dissipation in the swash plate axial piston pumps. Since…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate experimentally slippers, which have an important role on power dissipation in the swash plate axial piston pumps. Since slippers affect the performance of the system considerably, the effects of surface roughness on lubrication have been studied in slippers with varying hydrostatic bearing areas and surface roughness.

Design/methodology/approach

An experimental set‐up was designed to determine the performance of slippers, which are capable of increasing the efficiency of axial piston pumps, in different conditions.

Findings

The findings suggest that the frictional power loss has been caused by surface roughness, capillary tube diameter, and the size of the hydrostatic bearing area, supply pressure and the relative velocity. In the case of the 0.7 and 9.5 μm surface roughness more power is needed to overcome the friction force between slippers and slipper plates, but less power loss occurs with the slippers with surface roughness of 1.5 μm. The slippers with surface roughness of 1.5 μm are considered, because of the optimum power loss. Moreover, the power loss decreases with increasing capillary tube diameter and supply pressure.

Originality/value

In order to investigate slipper behaviour under different operating conditions, with different capillary tube size and supply pressure an experimental work was carried out for finding exact design parameters of the real time system.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 61 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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