Numerical Method for Pressure Distribution Calculation on Spherical Distribution Pair of IHT
To calculate the pressure distribution of oil film on spherical port plate of Innas hydraulic transformer (IHT), finite difference method (FDM) based on boundary fitted coordinate (BFC) technique is presented. Spherical curvilinear grid system was obtained with a coincident boundary of irregular physical area. The flux conservation form of Reynolds’ equation was applied as control equation. By FDM, the thickness distribution and pressure distribution of distribution pair were calculated. It shows that BFC transformation method is advantaged to closely simulate the physical domain with complex geometrical boundaries.
S. H. Yuan et al., "Numerical Method for Pressure Distribution Calculation on Spherical Distribution Pair of IHT", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 1427-1432, 2011