Fluid properties have a major influence upon the energy efficiency of hydraulic equipment. The relationship between hydraulic fluid viscosity, shear stability and system fuel economy has been studied. New viscosity selection guidelines for hydraulic pumps and motors are proposed. These guidelines provide a means for improving the efficiency of fluid power systems.
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Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity Selection for Improved Fuel Economy
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Michael, P, & Herzog, SN. "Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity Selection for Improved Fuel Economy." Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. Miami, Florida, USA. October 20–22, 2008. pp. 249-251. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2008-71305
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