A Dynamic Fluid Property Model for the Engineering Design of Hydraulic Dampers
To improve accuracy in the engineering design of hydraulic dampers, a dynamic mathematic model for its working fluid density, viscosity, modulus and stiffness is established. The dynamic flow loss due to volumetric change and pressure leakage is also formulated, wherein the dynamic back pressure in the air chamber is coupled. Simulation results show that most of the fluid properties change obviously when the damper is subjected to external excitations, they are not constant values. The viscosity would drop 74.68% and the flow loss would soar 298.68% with the increase of fluid temperature; the modulus and the stiffness would also drop over 20% when the entrapped air ratio increases, but the density is relatively robust to both variations. The established mathematic model gives a dynamic representation of the fluid property under real service conditions, it has already been applied to the engineering design of several hydraulic damper products in industry, and the effectiveness is validated by pertinent product experiments.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
W. L. Wang et al., "A Dynamic Fluid Property Model for the Engineering Design of Hydraulic Dampers", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 450, pp. 35-38, 2011