A study on thermal behavior of pump-controlled actuator

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In this research, a time-proven concept from the aircraft industry supports development and application of an electrohydraulic actuator (EHA) in stationary application. EHA allows to achieve high power density and high performance in a compact package as well as flexibility in system architecture for stationary applications. The electrohydraulic actuator can eliminate hoses, fittings, valves and fixtures and is easy to integrate into larger systems. Due to good energy efficiency, cooling usually is not required. However, a thermo-dynamic analysis clearly indicates that the electric machine is acting as a high temperature heat source, while the hydraulics of the actuator maintain relatively lower temperature. Therefore, this paper targets the simulation of the thermal behavior of a pump-controlled actuator by means of lumped parameter model in order to predict the operational temperature. The developed model is validated against measurements utilizing thermocouples under various operative conditions. Conclusions are drawn concerning thermal behavior and energy dissipation of the proposed pump-controlled actuator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Scandinavian International conference on fluid power, SICFP'17
Subtitle of host publicationFluid Power in the Digital Age
EditorsPetter Krus, Liselott Ericson, Magnus Sethson
PublisherLinköping University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7685-369-6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventScandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power - Lindköping, Sweden
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherLinköping University
ISSN (Print)1650-3686
ISSN (Electronic)1650-3740


ConferenceScandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power
Abbreviated titleSICFP

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