Development of an Automated Design System for Oil Pumps with Multiple Profiles (Circle, Ellipse and Involute)
An internal lobe pump is suitable for oil hydraulics of machine tools, automotive engines, compressors, constructions and other other applications. In particular, this type of pump is an essential element of an automotive engine to feed lubricant oil. We perform a theoretical analysis of the internal lobe pump whose main components are rotors. Usually, the outer is characterized by a lobe with elliptical and involute shapes, while the inner rotor profile is determined as the conjugate to the other rotor. Our integrated system, which is composed of three main modules, was developed through AutoLISP using AutoCAD. It generates a new lobe profile, and automatically calculates the flow rate and flow rate irregularity according to the lobe profile generated. Results obtained from the analysis enable the designer and manufacturer of oil pumps to be more efficient.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
C. Kim et al., "Development of an Automated Design System for Oil Pumps with Multiple Profiles (Circle, Ellipse and Involute)", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 37-40, 2009