The paper presents an extensive analysis of the influence on the suction capacity of the main geometric parameters of gerotor lubricating pumps. The study was carried out using a CFD model developed with the commercial software PumpLinx®. The model of a reference gerotor unit was validated experimentally in terms of delivered flow rate in different operating conditions, in open and closed circuit configuration. In the former case different geometries of the inlet pipe were tested. In the latter the influence of the suction pressure at constant speed was analysed. After the model validation, several geometric features were changed to assess their influence on the volumetric efficiency in conditions of incomplete filling, such as the thickness and the diameter of the gears, the position of the inlet pipe with respect to the rotors (radial, axial and tangential), the shape of the port plate.

CFD ANALYSIS OF GEROTOR LUBRICATING PUMPS AT HIGH SPEED: GEOMETRIC FEATURES INFLUENCING THE FILLING CAPABILITY / Altare, Giorgio; Rundo, Massimo. - ELETTRONICO. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno ASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control tenutosi a Chicago nel 12-14 ottobre 2015 [10.1115/FPMC2015-9539].

CFD ANALYSIS OF GEROTOR LUBRICATING PUMPS AT HIGH SPEED: GEOMETRIC FEATURES INFLUENCING THE FILLING CAPABILITY

ALTARE, GIORGIO;RUNDO, Massimo
2015

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The paper presents an extensive analysis of the influence on the suction capacity of the main geometric parameters of gerotor lubricating pumps. The study was carried out using a CFD model developed with the commercial software PumpLinx®. The model of a reference gerotor unit was validated experimentally in terms of delivered flow rate in different operating conditions, in open and closed circuit configuration. In the former case different geometries of the inlet pipe were tested. In the latter the influence of the suction pressure at constant speed was analysed. After the model validation, several geometric features were changed to assess their influence on the volumetric efficiency in conditions of incomplete filling, such as the thickness and the diameter of the gears, the position of the inlet pipe with respect to the rotors (radial, axial and tangential), the shape of the port plate.
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