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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Hydraulic Failure Analysis: Fluids, Components, and System Effects
By
GE Totten
GE Totten
1
Union Carbide Corporation
?
Tarrytown, NY,
USA
Symposium Co-Chairman and Editor
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DK Wills
DK Wills
2
Sauer-Danfoss
?
Ames, IA,
USA
Symposium Co-Chairman and Editor
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DG Feldmann
DG Feldmann
3
Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
?
Hamburg,
Germany
Symposium Co-Chairman and Editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-2883-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-2883-5
No. of Pages:
611
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
2001

This paper provides an overview of hydraulic fluid impact on the inlet condition and cavitation potential. A clear understanding of physical properties is vital to properly evaluate their effect on lubrication and cavitation. Proper hydraulic system design is critical for optimal operation and to eliminate cavitation as a root cause of wear. The importance of proper inlet conditions on hydraulic system performance is reviewed. The effect of physical properties, including vapor pressure, viscosity, density and bulk modulus on cavitation, as well as the idea of a pump-specific critical cavitation number is also discussed.

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