Variable-displacement bidirectional hydraulic pump

Pumps and Motors

The Variable-Displacement Pump block represents a variable-displacement bidirectional pump of any type as a data-sheet-based model. The pump delivery is proportional to the control signal provided through the physical signal port C. The pump efficiency is determined based on volumetric and total efficiencies, nominal pressure, and angular velocity. All these parameters are generally provided in the data sheets or catalogs.

Two block parameterization options are available:

By the pump maximum displacement and stroke — The displacement is assumed to be linearly dependent on the control member position.

By table-specified relationship between the control member position and pump displacement — The displacement is determined by one-dimensional table lookup based on the control member position. You have a choice of two interpolation methods and two extrapolation methods.

The variable-displacement pump is represented with the following equations:

$$q=D\cdot \omega -{k}_{leak}\cdot p$$

$$T=D\cdot p/{\eta}_{mech}$$

$$D=\{\begin{array}{l}\frac{{D}_{\mathrm{max}}}{{x}_{\mathrm{max}}}\cdot x\hfill \\ D(x)\text{}\hfill \end{array}$$

$${k}_{leak}=\frac{{k}_{HP}}{\nu \cdot \rho}$$

$${k}_{HP}=\frac{{D}_{\mathrm{max}}\cdot {\omega}_{nom}\left(1-{\eta}_{V}\right)\cdot {\nu}_{nom}\cdot {\rho}_{nom}}{{p}_{nom}}$$

$$p={p}_{P}-{p}_{T}$$

where

q | Pump delivery |

p | Pressure differential across the pump |

p_{P,}p_{T} | Gauge pressures at the block terminals |

D | Pump instantaneous displacement |

D_{max} | Pump maximum displacement |

x | Control member displacement |

x_{max} | Control member maximum stroke |

T | Torque at the pump driving shaft |

ω | Pump angular velocity |

k_{leak} | Leakage coefficient |

k_{HP} | Hagen-Poiseuille coefficient |

η_{V} | Pump volumetric efficiency |

η_{mech} | Pump mechanical efficiency |

ν | Fluid kinematic viscosity |

ρ | Fluid density |

ρ_{nom} | Nominal fluid density |

p_{nom} | Pump nominal pressure |

ω_{nom} | Pump nominal angular velocity |

ν_{nom} | Nominal fluid kinematic viscosity |

The leakage flow is determined based on the assumption that it is linearly proportional to the pressure differential across the pump and can be computed by using the Hagen-Poiseuille formula

$$p=\frac{128\mu l}{\pi {d}^{4}}{q}_{leak}=\frac{\mu}{{k}_{HP}}{q}_{leak}$$

where

q_{leak} | Leakage flow |

d, l | Geometric parameters of the leakage path |

μ | Fluid dynamic viscosity, μ = ν^{.}ρ |

The leakage flow at *p* = *p _{nom}* and
ν = ν

$${q}_{leak}={D}_{\mathrm{max}}\cdot {\omega}_{nom}\left(1-{\eta}_{V}\right)$$

which provides the formula to determine the Hagen-Poiseuille coefficient

$${k}_{HP}=\frac{{D}_{\mathrm{max}}\cdot {\omega}_{nom}\left(1-{\eta}_{V}\right)\cdot {\nu}_{nom}\cdot {\rho}_{nom}}{{p}_{nom}}$$

The pump mechanical efficiency is not usually available in data sheets, therefore it is determined from the total and volumetric efficiencies by assuming that the hydraulic efficiency is negligibly small

$${\eta}_{mech}={\eta}_{total}/{\eta}_{V}$$

The block positive direction is from port T to port P. This means that the pump transfers fluid from T to P as its driving shaft S rotates in the globally assigned positive direction and a positive signal is applied to port C.

Fluid compressibility is neglected.

No loading on the pump shaft, such as inertia, friction, spring, and so on, is considered.

Leakage inside the pump is assumed to be linearly proportional to its pressure differential.

**Model parameterization**Select one of the following block parameterization options:

`By maximum displacement and control member stroke`

— Provide values for maximum pump displacement and maximum control member stroke. The displacement is assumed to be linearly dependent on the control member position. This is the default method.`By displacement vs. control member position table`

— Provide tabulated data of pump displacements and control member positions. The displacement is determined by one-dimensional table lookup. You have a choice of two interpolation methods and two extrapolation methods.

**Maximum displacement**Pump maximum displacement. The default value is

`5e-6`

m^3/rad.**Maximum stroke**Maximum control member stroke. The default value is

`0.005`

m. This parameter is visible if**Model parameterization**is set to`By maximum displacement and control member stroke`

.**Pump displacements table**Specify the vector of pump displacements as a one-dimensional array. The pump displacements vector must be of the same size as the control member positions vector. The default values, in m^3/rad, are

`[-5e-06 -3e-06 0 3e-06 5e-06]`

. This parameter is visible if**Model parameterization**is set to`By displacement vs. control member position table`

.**Control member positions table**Specify the vector of input values for control member position as a one-dimensional array. The input values vector must be strictly increasing. The values can be nonuniformly spaced. The minimum number of values depends on the interpolation method: you must provide at least two values for linear interpolation, at least three values for smooth interpolation. The default values, in meters, are

`[-0.0075 -0.0025 0 0.0025 0.0075]`

. This parameter is visible if**Model parameterization**is set to`By displacement vs. control member position table`

.**Interpolation method**Select one of the following interpolation methods for approximating the output value when the input value is between two consecutive grid points:

`Linear`

— Select this option to get the best performance.`Smooth`

— Select this option to produce a continuous curve with continuous first-order derivatives.

For more information on interpolation algorithms, see the PS Lookup Table (1D) block reference page. This parameter is visible if

**Model parameterization**is set to`By displacement vs. control member position table`

.**Extrapolation method**Select one of the following extrapolation methods for determining the output value when the input value is outside the range specified in the argument list:

`Linear`

— Select this option to produce a curve with continuous first-order derivatives in the extrapolation region and at the boundary with the interpolation region.`Nearest`

— Select this option to produce an extrapolation that does not go above the highest point in the data or below the lowest point in the data.

For more information on extrapolation algorithms, see the PS Lookup Table (1D) block reference page. This parameter is visible if

**Model parameterization**is set to`By displacement vs. control member position table`

.**Volumetric efficiency**Pump volumetric efficiency specified at nominal pressure, angular velocity, and fluid viscosity. The default value is

`0.85`

.**Total efficiency**Pump total efficiency, which is determined as a ratio between the hydraulic power at the pump outlet and mechanical power at the driving shaft at nominal pressure, angular velocity, and fluid viscosity. The default value is

`0.75`

.**Nominal pressure**Pressure differential across the pump, at which both the volumetric and total efficiencies are specified. The default value is

`1e7`

Pa.**Nominal angular velocity**Angular velocity of the driving shaft, at which both the volumetric and total efficiencies are specified. The default value is

`188`

rad/s.**Nominal kinematic viscosity**Working fluid kinematic viscosity, at which both the volumetric and total efficiencies are specified. The default value is

`18`

cSt.**Nominal fluid density**Working fluid density, at which both the volumetric and total efficiencies are specified. The default value is

`900`

kg/m^3.

Parameter determined by the type of working fluid:

**Fluid kinematic viscosity**

Use the Hydraulic Fluid block or the Custom Hydraulic Fluid block to specify the fluid properties.

The block has the following ports:

`T`

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the pump suction, or inlet.

`P`

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the pump outlet.

`C`

Physical signal port that controls pump displacement.

`S`

Mechanical rotational conserving port associated with the pump driving shaft.

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