This paper presents a hydraulic analysis of a fluid coupling which is designed to operate either in a forward or reverse mode when a set of turning vanes are respectively withdrawn or inserted into the flow between the driving and driven rotors. The flow path is subdivided into a set of streamtubes and an iterative method is used to adjust the cross-sectional areas of these streamtubes in order to satisfy radial equilibrium. Though the analysis requires the estimation of a number of loss coefficients, it predicts coupling performance data which are in good agreement with that measured in NAVSSES tests of a large reversible coupling intended for use in a ship drive train.
Hydraulic Analysis of a Reversible Fluid Coupling
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division, August 4, 2000; revised manuscript received December 5, 2000. Associate Editor: Y. Tsujimoto.
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McKinnon, C. N., Brennen, D., and Brennen, C. E. (December 5, 2000). "Hydraulic Analysis of a Reversible Fluid Coupling ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 2001; 123(2): 249–255. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1350819
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