In this paper, the load torque on the swashplate of axial piston variable displacement pumps with conical cylinder blocks is studied. At present, general analytical solution for the load torque of axial piston variable displacement pump is not available, which makes the dynamic analysis and controller design an uneasy work. The main contribution of this paper is that the analytical solution of the swashplate torque caused by piston inertia and centrifugal force was derived. First, based on the piston acceleration and centrifugal force, the piston kinematic and dynamic models were developed, the analytical solution of the swashplate torque caused by piston inertia and centrifugal force was derived. In addition, the piston chamber pressure dynamics were established, the pressure distribution in the cylinder bore and the load torque of the swashplate under different working conditions were obtained. Finally, the relationship between the swashplate average load torque and the swashplate angle, swashplate angular velocity, pump load pressure and the pump input shaft velocity was uncovered. It is shown that the swashplate angle has greater influence on the load torque when the pump load pressure is higher, besides, it is interesting to observe that the swashplate angular velocity has a damping influence upon swashplate dynamics which helps to stabilize the swashplate during pump displacement regulation transients.
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The Torque on the Swashplate of Axial Piston Variable Displacement Pumps With Conical Cylinder Blocks
Xu, Y, Guo, K, Li, J, & Wang, K. "The Torque on the Swashplate of Axial Piston Variable Displacement Pumps With Conical Cylinder Blocks." Proceedings of the BATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. BATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. Bath, UK. September 12–14, 2018. V001T01A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FPMC2018-8822
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