Theoretical study of flow ripple for an aviation axial-piston pump with damping holes in the valve plate
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
Chinese Journal of Aeronautics,
TL1-4050 | Mechanical Engineering | Axial-piston pump | Simulation | Mathematical models | Flow ripple | Swash plate | Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics | Aerospace Engineering | Damping hole
Based on the structure of a certain type of aviation axial-piston pump’s valve plate which adopts a pre-pressurization fluid path (consisting a damping hole, a buffer chamber, and an orifice) to reduce flow ripple, a single-piston model of the aviation axial-piston pump is presented. This single-piston model comprehensively considers fluid compressibility, orifice restriction effect, fluid resistance in the capillary tube, and the leakage flow. Besides, the instantaneous discharge areas used in the single-piston model have been calculated in detail. Based on the single-piston model, a multi-piston pump model has been established according to the simple hydraulic circuit. The single- and multi-piston pump models have been realized by the S-function in Matlab/Simulink. The developed multi-piston pump model has been validated by being compared with the numerical result by computational fluid dynamic (CFD). The effects of the pre-pressurization fluid path on the flow ripple and the instantaneous pressure in the piston chamber have been studied and optimized design recommendations for the aviation axial-piston pump have been given out.