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Sample records for hydraulic control systems

  1. Hydraulically powered dissimilar teleoperated system controller design

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    This paper will address two issues associated with the implementation of a hydraulically powered dissimilar master-slave teleoperated system. These issues are the overall system control architecture and the design of robust hydraulic servo controllers for the position control problem. Finally, a discussion of overall system performance on an actual teleoperated system will be presented

  2. Highly reliable electro-hydraulic control system

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    The unscheduled shutdown of nuclear power stations disturbs power system, and exerts large influence on power generation cost due to the lowering of capacity ratio; therefore, high reliability is required for the control system of nuclear power stations. Toshiba Corp. has exerted effort to improve the reliability of the control system of power stations, and in this report, the electro-hydraulic control system for the turbines of nuclear power stations is described. The main functions of the electro-hydraulic control system are the control of main steam pressure with steam regulation valves and turbine bypass valves, the control of turbine speed and load, the prevention of turbine overspeed, the protection of turbines and so on. The system is composed of pressure sensors and a speed sensor, the control board containing the electronic circuits for control computation and protective sequence, the oil cylinders, servo valves and opening detectors of the valves for control, a high pressure oil hydraulic machine and piping, the operating panel and so on. The main features are the adoption of tripling intermediate value selection method, the multiplying of protection sensors and the adoption of 2 out of 3 trip logic, the multiplying of power sources, the improvement of the reliability of electronic circuit hardware and oil hydraulic system. (Kako, I.)

  3. Hydraulic Actuator System for Rotor Control

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    Ulbrich, Heinz; Althaus, Josef

    1991-01-01

    In the last ten years, several different types of actuators were developed and fabricated for active control of rotors. A special hydraulic actuator system capable of generating high forces to rotating shafts via conventional bearings is addressed. The actively controlled hydraulic force actuator features an electrohydraulic servo valve which can produce amplitudes and forces at high frequencies necessary for influencing rotor vibrations. The mathematical description will be given in detail. The experimental results verify the theoretical model. Simulations already indicate the usefulness of this compact device for application to a real rotor system.

  4. TG 220 MW hydraulic control system diagnostics

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    The TG power output control system comprises a hydraulic and an electronic part. TG speed, power output or the main steam header pressure (HPK) depend on the steam flow at the turbine inlet. The steam admission into the turbine is controlled by four control valves and one by-pass valve in case of the HP part and by four capture flap valves in case of the LP part. The task of the SKODA K-220 MW turbine protection and control systems is to provide both the turbine speed and power output control to the setpoint value. Diagnostic measurements were aimed at getting an overview of both technical and functional states of all power output control elements. Principally, it can be stated that some deficiencies of a design nature originating from the manufacturer's factory were revealed and some other deficiencies related to hydraulic control elements functionality were identified more closely by the new method. 5 figs

  5. Robust control of hydraulically operated gimbal system

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    A transmitting antenna operated on the naval vessels can be easily excited by exogenous disturbances such as tidal wave and impact. Gimbal system that supports the antenna needs the controller to maintain the robust performance against various modeling uncertainties and disturbance. PI controller, however, cannot guarantee the reasonable robust performance under these kinds of severe conditions. Thus a robust H ? control scheme is recommended to ensure a specified dynamic response under heavy operating conditions. Gimbal system is simplified as two degree of freedom model that ignores coordinate co-relations of each direction and hydraulic system is modelled linearly. The simulation and experimental results of H ? controller proposed in this paper showed the better responses and stability than those of PI controller

  6. Pressure control of hydraulic servo system using proportional control valve

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    The purpose of this study is to develop a control scheme for the hydraulic servo system which can rapidly control the pressure in a hydraulic cylinder with very short stroke. Compared with the negligible stroke of the cylinder in the system, the flow gain of the proportional pressure control valve constituting the hydraulic servo system is relatively large and the time delay on the response of the valve is quite long. Therefore, the pressure control system, in this study tends to get unstable during operations. Considering the above mentioned characteristics of the system, a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme, composed of the I-PDD2... feedback compensator and the feedforward controller, is proposed. The reference model scheme is used in deciding the parameters of the controllers. The validity of the proposed control scheme is confirmed through the experiments

  7. Pressure Control in Hydraulic Power Steering Systems

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    Dell’Amico, Alessandro

    2013-01-01

    There is a clear trend in the vehicle industry to implement more safetyrelated functions, where the focus is on active safety systems and today the steering system is also involved. Steering-related active safety functions can only be realised with a steering system that allows electroniccontrol of either the road wheel angle or the torque required to steer the vehicle, called active steering. The high power requirement of heavy vehicles means they must rely on hydraulic power to assist the d...

  8. A Flexible Adjustment and Control System for Hydraulic Machines

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    Daniel Banyai; Lucian Marcu

    2012-01-01

    Due to the advantages of hydraulic systems with variable displacement, it was necessary to design a control system that can adjust the pressure, flow, power or a combination of these features, that can be easily integrated into the pump body without changing its mechanical construction. The objective of this work was to study the dynamic behavior of this electro-hydraulic control system. To achieve these objectives, first the adjusting system was analyzed by numerical simulations, and then a ...

  9. Flow versus pressure control of pumps in mobile hydraulic systems

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    Axin, Mikael; Eriksson, Bjo?rn; Krus, Petter

    2014-01-01

    This work studies an innovative working hydraulic system design for mobile applications, referred to as flow control. The fundamental difference compared to load-sensing systems is that the pump is controlled based on the operator’s command signals rather than feedback signals from the loads. This control approach enables higher energy efficiency since the pressure difference between pump and load is given by the system resistance rather than a prescribed pump pressure margin. Furthermore, ...

  10. The Realistic Model and Simulation of Hydraulic Position Control Systems

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    BECAN, Mustafa Resa; KUZUCU, Ahmet; KUTLU, Kenan

    1998-01-01

    Hydraulic position control systems are generally modeled and simulated using constant estimated values of the Bulk modulus. In fact, this component affects considerably the behavior of the system and the validity of the model. First a state-space modeling of a basic volume changes in the cylinder are taken into consideration. Control algorithm coefficients are determined and compared in both cases. System behavior is observed through simulation results and discussed for a realistic modelli...

  11. Ringhals 2 steam control system reliability/thermal-hydraulic analysis

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    This paper evaluates the reliability of the proposed Westinghouse Distributed Processing Family (WDPF) control system and compares it to the reliability of the existing mechanical/ hydraulic control system at the Ringhals 2 nuclear power plant. The probabilities of the postulated failures in the existing control system are contrasted to those that would exist for the WDPF enhanced control and protection system. This paper is limited to a discussion about the reliability that relates to failures that have the potential to cause an overpressure in the moisture separator/reheaters (MSRs) of the Ringhals 2 plant. This power plant was built at a time when the requirements (in Sweden) did not include overpressure relief valves in the MSR. When the plant was originally constructed, the mechanical/ hydraulic control system was designed to be, and was used as, a method to prevent an overpressure condition in the MSR. The control system response time was fast enough to close the MSR inlet lines in the event that one or more discharge line valves was closed or failed closed. The authors also include a thermal-hydraulic analysis of some of the postulated (very low probability) secondary-side transients

  12. Seismic analysis of hydraulic control rod driving system

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    A simplified mathematical model was developed for the Hydraulic Control Rod Driving System (HCRDS) of a 200 MW nuclear heating reactor, which incorporated the design of its chamfer-hole step cylinder, to analyze its seismic response characteristics. The control rod motion was analyzed for different sine-wave vibration loadings on platform vibrator. The vibration frequency domain and the minimum acceleration amplitude of the control rod needed to cause the control rod to step to its next setting were compared with the design acceleration amplitude spectrum. The system design was found to be safety within the calculated limits. The safety margin increased with increasing frequency. (author)

  13. Fuzzy Immune PID Control of Hydraulic System Based on PSO Algorithm

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    Ma Yu; Gu Lichen

    2013-01-01

    This paper takes the permanent magnet servo motor-driven hydraulic system as the research object. The hydraulic system power source uses servo motor instead of the original asynchronous motor, becoming a new energy-saving, fast response, and easy to realize closed-loop control hydraulic power systems. Aiming at variability of the load for the hydraulic system, immune algorithm is introduced to incremental PID controller and derive control law. Using fuzzy strategy approximating antibodies...

  14. Nonlinear, Adaptive and Fault-tolerant Control for Electro-hydraulic Servo Systems

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    Choux, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Fluid power systems have been in use since 1795 with the rst hydraulic press patented by Joseph Bramah and today form the basis of many industries. Electro hydraulic servo systems are uid power systems controlled in closed-loop. They transform reference input signals into a set of movements in hydraulic actuators (cylinders or motors) by the means of hydraulic uid under pressure. With the development of computing power and control techniques during the last few decad...

  15. Hydraulic engine valve actuation system including independent feedback control

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    Marriott, Craig D

    2013-06-04

    A hydraulic valve actuation assembly may include a housing, a piston, a supply control valve, a closing control valve, and an opening control valve. The housing may define a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, and a third fluid chamber. The piston may be axially secured to an engine valve and located within the first, second and third fluid chambers. The supply control valve may control a hydraulic fluid supply to the piston. The closing control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the second fluid chamber to the supply control valve. The opening control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the supply control valve to the second fluid chamber.

  16. Evaluation of Linear and Non-Linear Control Schemes Applied to a Hydraulic Servo System

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    Andersen, Torben Ole; Hansen, Michael Rygaard

    2005-01-01

    Due to the innovation of low-cost electronics such as sensors, microcontrollers etc., the focus on highperformance motion control is increasing. This work focuses on position control of single-input single-output hydraulic servo-systems in general. A hydraulically actuated robotic manipulator is used as test facility acting as load for the hydraulic servo system. An experimentally verified non-linear model of the complete system has been developed and used to design a series of both linear and non-linear control schemes. The controllers from each category are compared with respect to design parameters such as performance, robustness and implementation

  17. System and method for controlling hydraulic pressure in electro-hydraulic valve actuation systems

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    Brennan, Daniel G; Marriott, Craig D; Cowgill, Joel; Wiles, Matthew A; Patton, Kenneth James

    2014-09-23

    A control system for an engine includes a first lift control module and a second lift control module. The first lift control module increases lift of M valves of the engine to a predetermined valve lift during a period before disabling or re-enabling N valves of the engine. The second lift control module decreases the lift of the M valves to a desired valve lift during a period after enabling or re-enabling the N valves of the engine, wherein N and M are integers greater than or equal to one.

  18. Research of the Electro-hydraulic Servo System Based on RBF Fuzzy Neural Network Controller

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    Huaizhong Chen

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the composition and working principle of electro-hydraulic position servo control system, and establishes a systematic mathematical model. This article presents a controller which is based on Fuzzy neural networks for an electro-hydraulic speed governor. The design process of the RBF Fuzzy neural network control is introduced in detail. This controller which combines the advantages of the Fuzzy control and Neutral networks control can get the best PID parameters by self-adjustment on line. The simulation study proves that this control system has a better adaptability and can improve the control effect greatly.

  19. Error evaluation of the linearized equation of servo valve in hydraulic control systems

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    In the procedure of the hydraulic control system analysis, a linearized approximate equation described by the first order term of Taylor's series has been widely used. Such a linearized equation is effective just near the operating point. In this study, the authors estimate computational errors in the process of applying the existing linearized equation stated above. For evaluating the computational accuracy in practical applications of the linearized equations, dynamic behaviors of hydraulic control systems are investigated through simulations with several kinds of representative hydraulic systems and the linearized equations suggested in this study

  20. Optimization for PID Control Parameters on Hydraulic Servo Control System Based on Artificial Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm

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    Youxin Luo; Xiaoyi Che; Zhaoguo Chen

    2012-01-01

    PID control is used widely in hydraulic servo control system. The PID control parameters are very important to performance of hydraulic servo control system and how to find rapidly the optimum values of PID control parameters is very difficult problem. Based on Matlab/simulink software and taking the IATE standards of the optimization design as objective function, a global search optimization method, called Artificial Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm was applied for the o...

  1. Electro Hydraulic Hitch Control

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    Hansen, M. R.; Andersen, T. O.

    2003-01-01

    This paper present and discusses R&D results on electro hydraulic hitch control for off-road vehicle, in particular active damping of oscillation occuring on tractors. The research deals with analysis and control of the oscillations occuring on tractors which are design without any susspection system for agricultural applications and driving for transportation. During tranport phases, the lack of suspension causes the vehicle to bounce and pitch, and makes it difficalt to control. Many systems have been proposed to cope with the oscillatory behavior, and different solutions exist. Common for most of the systems are that they operate on the hydrailc actuators generally providing the motive forces for moving the implement and/or attachment, typically a plough. The basic idea and physical working principle are to use the implement, moveable relative to the vehicle, as a damper mass. The paper includes results on the phenomenon mention above on investigation with special focus on agricultucal tractors. For this purpose a mathematical model and its simulation model descibing the performance of the tractor with its mechanical linkages, and an attached implement. The model is in use as the basis for a parameter research study with emphasis on the requirements to the hitch control by use of hydraulic pressure compensated proportional control valve.

  2. Robust Adaptive Backstepping Control Design for a Nonlinear Hydraulic-Mechanical System

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    Choux, Martin; Karimi, Hamid Reza

    2009-01-01

    The complex dynamics that characterize hydraulic systems make it difficult for the control design to achieve prescribed goals in an efficient manner. In this paper, we present the design and analysis of a robust nonlinear controller for a nonlinear hydraulic-mechanical (NHM) system. The system consists of an electrohydraulic servo valve and two hydraulic cylinders. Specifically, by considering a part of the dynamics of the NHM system as a norm-bounded uncertainty, two adaptive controllers are developed based on the backstepping technique that ensure the tracking error signals asymptotically converge to zero despite the uncertainties in the system according to the Barbalat lemma. The resulting controllers are able to take into account the interval uncertainties in Coulomb friction parameters and in the internal leakage parameters in the cylinders. Two adaptation laws are obtained by using the Lyapunov functional method and inequality techniques. Simulation results demonstrate the performance and feasibility ofthe proposed method.

  3. Power control units with secondary controlled hydraulic motors - a new concept for application in aircraft high lift systems

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    Biedermann, Olaf; Geerling, Gerhard

    1998-01-01

    Today?s high lift systems of civil transport aircraft are driven by Power Control Units using valve controlled constant displacement hydraulic motors. This concept leads to complex valve blocks, attended by high power losses to realise discrete speed control, positioning and pressure maintaining functionality. The concept of secondary controlled hydraulic motors with variable displacement offers reduction in flow consumption without pressure losses and decreases the complexity of the valve b...

  4. Nonlinear, Adaptive and Fault-tolerant Control for Electro-hydraulic Servo Systems

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    Choux, Martin

    2011-01-01

    Fluid power systems have been in use since 1795 with the rst hydraulic press patented by Joseph Bramah and today form the basis of many industries. Electro hydraulic servo systems are uid power systems controlled in closed-loop. They transform reference input signals into a set of movements in hydraulic actuators (cylinders or motors) by the means of hydraulic uid under pressure. With the development of computing power and control techniques during the last few decades, they are used increasingly in many industrial elds which require high actuation forces within limited space. However, despite numerous attractive properties, hydraulic systems are always subject to potential leakages in their components, friction variation in their hydraulic actuators and deciency in their sensors. These violations of normal behaviour reduce the system performances and can lead to system failure if they are not detected early and handled. Moreover, the task of controlling electro hydraulic systems for high performance operations is challenging due to the highly nonlinear behaviour of such systems and the large amount of uncertainties present in their models. This thesis focuses on nonlinear adaptive fault-tolerant control for a representative electro hydraulic servo controlled motion system. The thesis extends existing models of hydraulic systems by considering more detailed dynamics in the servo valve and in the friction inside the hydraulic cylinder. It identies the model parameters using experimental data from a test bed by analysing both the time response to standard input signals and the variation of the outputs with dierent excitation frequencies. The thesis also presents a model that accurately describes the static and dynamic normal behaviour of the system. Further, in this thesis, a fault detector is designed and implemented on the test bed that successfully diagnoses internal or external leakages, friction variations in the actuator or fault related to pressure sensors. The presented algorithm uses the position and pressure measurements to detect and isolate faults, avoiding missed detection and false alarm. The thesis also develops a high performance adaptive nonlinear controller for the hydraulic system which outperforms comparable linear controllers widely used in the industry. Because of the controller adaptivity, uncertainties in the model parameters can be handled. Moreover, a special attention is given to reduce the complexity of the controller in order to demonstrate its real-time implementation. Finally the thesis combines the techniques developed in fault detection and nonlinear control in order to develop an active fault-tolerant controller for electro hydraulic servo systems. In order to maintain overall service and performances as high as possible when a potential fault occurs, the fault-tolerant controlled system prognoses the fault and changes its controller parameters or structure. The consequences of an unexpected fault are avoided, high availability is ensured and the overall safety in electro hydraulic servo systems is increased.

  5. Design and Optimization of Controllers for an Electro-Hydraulic System

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    Andre?, Simon

    2014-01-01

    Electro-Hydraulic (EH) systems are commonly used in the industry for applications that require high power-weight ratios and large driving forces. The EH system studied in this master thesis have recently been upgraded with new hardware components and as a part of this upgrade a new controller was requested. The system consists of a controller that computes a control signal for an electric motor. The motor drives a gear pump that generates a flow of hydraulic fluid. The flow is then directed t...

  6. Control method and system for hydraulic machines employing a dynamic joint motion model

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    Danko, George (Reno, NV)

    2011-11-22

    A control method and system for controlling a hydraulically actuated mechanical arm to perform a task, the mechanical arm optionally being a hydraulically actuated excavator arm. The method can include determining a dynamic model of the motion of the hydraulic arm for each hydraulic arm link by relating the input signal vector for each respective link to the output signal vector for the same link. Also the method can include determining an error signal for each link as the weighted sum of the differences between a measured position and a reference position and between the time derivatives of the measured position and the time derivatives of the reference position for each respective link. The weights used in the determination of the error signal can be determined from the constant coefficients of the dynamic model. The error signal can be applied in a closed negative feedback control loop to diminish or eliminate the error signal for each respective link.

  7. System and method for controlling engine knock using electro-hydraulic valve actuation

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    Brennan, Daniel G

    2013-12-10

    A control system for an engine includes a knock control module and a valve control module. The knock control module adjusts a period that one or more of an intake valve and an exhaust valve of a cylinder are open based on engine knock corresponding to the cylinder. The valve control module, based on the adjusted period, controls the one or more of the intake valve and the exhaust valve using one or more hydraulic actuators.

  8. Adaptive Backstepping Control of Nonlinear Hydraulic-Mechanical System Including Valve Dynamics

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    Choux, M.; Hovland, G.

    2010-01-01

    The main contribution of the paper is the development of an adaptive backstepping controller for a nonlinear hydraulic-mechanical system considering valve dynamics. The paper also compares the performance of two variants of an adaptive backstepping tracking controller with a simple PI controller. The results show that the backstepping controller considering valve dynamics achieves significantly better tracking performance than the PI controller, while handling uncertain parameters related to ...

  9. Experiments on scram for hydraulic control rod driving system in utmost accident at normal temperature

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    Based on the principle of hydraulic control rod driving system (HCRDS), the paper gives a new scram method, which makes the inside pressure of step cylinder discharge, to solve the scram problem of HCRDS in control rod hang up accident and inversion conditions, and some experiments were carried out with the 1:1 experimental loop of the HCRDS for the 200 MW nuclear heating reactor (NHR-200). The results show that the control rod falls much quickly than that in normal condition. The differential pressure between the outside and inside of step cylinder can reach a large value after the inside pressure of step cylinder discharge. In other word, the hydraulic control rod, which can overcome certain frictional resistance in control rod hang up accident of its gravity in inversion condition, can insert the nuclear reactor core

  10. Cascade Controller Including Back-stepping for Hydraulic-Mechanical Systems

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    Choux, Martin; Hovland, Geir

    2012-01-01

    Development of a cascade controller structure including adaptive backstepping for a nonlinear hydraulic-mechanical system is considered in this paper where a dynamic friction (LuGre) model is included to obtain the necessary accuracy. The paper compares the performance of two variants of an adaptive backstepping tracking controller with earlier results. The new control architecture is analysed and enhanced tracking performance is demonstrated when including the extended friction model. The complexity of the backstepping procedure is significantly reduced due to the cascade structure. Hence, the proposed control structure is better suited to real-time implementation. © 2012 IFAC.

  11. A new linearized equation for servo valve in hydraulic control systems

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    In the procedure of the hydraulic control system analysis, a linearized approximate equation described by the first order term of Taylor's series has been widely used. Such a linearized equation is effective just near the operating point. And, as of now, there are no general standards on how to determine the operating point of a servo valve in the process of applying the linearized equation. So, in this study, a new linearized equation for valve characteristics is proposed as a modified form of the existing linearized equation. And, a method for selecting an optimal operating point is proposed for the new linearized equation. The effectiveness of the new linearized equation is confirmed through numerical simulations and experiments for a model hydraulic control system

  12. Kinematics characters of a hydraulic driving system of control rods under rocking

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    The experimental equipment consist of the test object of the hydraulic driving system of control rod (HDSCR), 6-freedom rocking test plate, measure system and control system, which was used to study kinematic characters of HDSCR under rocking. By using this equipment, several experiments were made when the test object followed the rocking test plate to rock: 1) the control rod lifted or fell step by step; 2) the control rod fast fell by gravity. Also, the experiment of control rod fast falling was made when the test object bending angle was 45 degree. Experimental results indicate: 1) HDSCR has favourable moving reliability and inherent safety when rocking angle is less than 35 degree; 2) the control rod can fall smoothly by gravity when bending angle is 45 degree. This system can be satisfied with ship rocking requirements when it will be appropriately changed. This research will provide experimental basis for HDSCR to be used in the ship power reactors

  13. Hydraulic system provides smooth control of large tracking and antenna drive systems at very low tracking rates

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    Parker, G. L.

    1967-01-01

    Hydraulic system provides smooth control of large tracking and antenna drive systems at very low tracking rates. This configuration modifies a series connection of the drive motors with compensating orifices to offset the effects of drain line loss. Linearization of response by eliminating cogging or cyclic operation is thus obtained.

  14. Deterministic Control Strategy for a Hybrid Hydraulic System with Intermediate Pressure Line

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    Dengler, Peter; Geimer, Marcus; Dombrowski, René von

    2012-01-01

    The paper introduces a new hydraulic system for mobile machines based on a constant pressure system with the aim to increase the efficiency of actuation of hydraulic cylinders. Using a third pressure level located between high pressure and tank pressure called intermediate pressure the system enables additional pressure potentials from high pressure to intermediate pressure and from intermediate pressure to tank pressure. This reduces throttle losses at hydraulic cylinders when driven at low ...

  15. Design, analysis and control of hydraulic soft yaw system for 5MW wind turbine

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2012-01-01

    As wind turbines increase in size and the demands for lifetime also increases, new methods of load reduction needs to be examined. One method is to make the yaw system of the turbine soft/flexible and wereby dampen the loads to the system. This paper presents work done on dampening of these loads by active control of a hydraulic yaw system. The control is based on a non-linear and linear model derived based on a concept yaw system for the NREL 5MW wind turbine. The control strategies show a reduction in pressure pulsations under load and it is concluded that the strategie including high-pass pressure feedback is the most suitable for this application.

  16. Investigation of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Using a Post-Peak Control System Coupled with Acoustic Emission

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    Chen, Li-Hsien; Chen, Wei-Chih; Chen, Yao-Chung; Benyamin, Leo; Li, An-Jui

    2015-05-01

    This study investigates the fracture mechanism of fluid coupled with a solid resulting from hydraulic fracture. A new loading machine was designed to improve upon conventional laboratory hydraulic fracture testing and to provide a means of better understanding fracture behavior of solid media. Test specimens were made of cement mortar. An extensometer and acoustic emission (AE) monitoring system recorded the circumferential deformation and crack growth location/number during the test. To control the crack growth at the post-peak stage the input fluid rate can be adjusted automatically according to feedback from the extensometer. The complete stress-deformation curve, including pre- and post-peak stages, was therefore obtained. The crack extension/growth developed intensively after the applied stress reached the breakdown pressure. The number of cracks recorded by the AE monitoring system was in good agreement with the amount of deformation (expansion) recorded by the extensometer. The results obtained in this paper provide a better understanding of the hydraulic fracture mechanism which is useful for underground injection projects.

  17. High Precision Position Control of Electro-Hydraulic Servo System Based on Feed-Forward Compensation

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    Yao Jian-jun

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The study is focused on an electro-hydraulic servo system which is a position control system. It is a non-minimum phase system when it was discretized with a certain sample time. To improve its tracking performance and extend its bandwidth, based on invariance principle, feed-forward compensation is developed by pole-zero placement theory for the system. The task is accomplished by transforming instable zero of the system into pole of the fitted closed-loop transfer function, forming the zero of feed-forward compensator and completing the compensation of the instable zero for the closed-loop system. The simulation and experimental results show the validity of the analytical results and the ability of the proposed algorithm to efficiently improve the system tracking performance and greatly extend system bandwidth.

  18. Electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic system

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    Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Rakestraw, David J. (Fremont, CA); Arnold, Don W. (Livermore, CA); Hencken, Kenneth R. (Pleasanton, CA); Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Neyer, David W. (Castro Valley, CA)

    2001-01-01

    An electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic pump for manipulating fluids in capillary-based systems. The pump uses electro-osmotic flow to provide a high pressure hydraulic system, having no moving mechanical parts, for pumping and/or compressing fluids, for providing valve means and means for opening and closing valves, for controlling fluid flow rate, and manipulating fluid flow generally and in capillary-based systems (Microsystems), in particular. The compact nature of the inventive high pressure hydraulic pump provides the ability to construct a micro-scale or capillary-based HPLC system that fulfills the desire for small sample quantity, low solvent consumption, improved efficiency, the ability to run samples in parallel, and field portability. Control of pressure and solvent flow rate is achieved by controlling the voltage applied to an electrokinetic pump.

  19. Water Hydraulic Systems

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    Conrad, Finn

    2005-01-01

    The paper presents research results using IT-Tools for CAD and dynamic modelling, simulation, analysis, and design of water hydraulic actuators for motion control of machines, lifts, cranes and robots. Matlab/Simulink and CATIA are used as IT-Tools. The contributions include results from on-going research projects on fluid power and mechatronics based on tap water hydraulic servovalves and linear servo actuators and rotary vane actuators for motion control and power transmission. Development and design a novel water hydraulic rotary vane actuator for robot manipulators. Proposed mathematical modelling, control and simulation of a water hydraulic rotary vane actuator applied to power and control a two-links manipulator and evaluate performance. The results include engineering design and test of the proposed simulation models compared with IHA Tampere University’s presentation of research measurements from a similar robot manipulator driven by tap water hydraulic components. Experimental and simulation results are compared for evaluation and verification of developed mathematical models of the motion control of the manipulator. Furthermore, this paper presents the selected experimental results and performance results.

  20. Decoupling Control Research on Test System of Hydraulic Drive Unit of Quadruped Robot Based on Diagonal Matrix Method

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    Lingxiao Quan; , Wei Zhang; Bin Yu; Liang Ha

    2013-01-01

    The mathematical model of hydraulic drive unit of quadruped robot was built in this paper. According to the coupling characteristics between position control system and force control system, the decoupling control strategy was realized based on diagonal matrix method in AMESim?. The results of simulation show that using diagonal matrix method can achieve the decoupling control effectively and it can achieve the decoupling control more effectively with the method of not offset pole-zero in th...

  1. Control strategy of hydraulic/electric synergy system in heavy hybrid vehicles

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    Energy consumption and exhaust emissions of hybrid vehicles strongly depend on the energy storage source and the applied control strategy. Heavy vehicles have the characteristics of frequent starts/stops and significant amounts of braking energy, which needs to find a more efficient way to store and use the high power flow. A novel parallel hybrid vehicles configuration consisting of hydraulic/electric synergy system is proposed to overcome the existing drawbacks of single energy storage source in heavy hybrid vehicles. A control strategy combining a logic threshold approach and key parameters optimization algorithm is developed to achieve acceptable vehicle performance while simultaneously maximizing engine fuel economy and maintaining the battery state of charge in its rational operation range at all times. The experimental and simulation results illustrate the potential of the proposed control strategy in terms of fuel economy and in keeping the deviations of SOC at high efficiency range.

  2. Thermal hydraulics of the impurity control system for FED/INTOR

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    This paper addresses two important aspects of thermal hydraulics related to the design of the impurity control system (limiter and divertor) of the Fusion Engineering Device (FED) and the International Tokamak Reactor (INTOR). The first part of the paper is devoted to the determination of temperature distributions in various combinations of the coating/structural materials proposed for the limiter/divertor of FED and INTOR. The second part of the paper describes the analysis of the tangential motion of the melt layer under the influence of magnetic force during plasma disruption. The results of both analysis provide inputs to the determination of the life time of the limiter (or divertor) which is the most critical problem for the impurity control system as far as engineering and materials consideration is concerned

  3. On Application of Second Order Sliding Mode Control to Electro-Hydraulic Systems

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the application of second order mode controls to hydraulic valve-cylinder drives with a special focus on the limitations resulting from nonlinear dynamic effects in flow control valves. Second order sliding mode algorithms appear highly attractive in the successive implementation of sliding mode control, achieving continuous control inputs, while maintaining the main properties of sliding modes. Under certain model assumptions, some of these controllers may even be applied as output feedback controllers. However, intrinsic nonlinear dynamic effects of hydraulic valves such as slew rates and time delays arising in the amplification stages, limits the applicability of such methods, and may lead to partial losses of robustness and limit cycles. These properties are analyzed and experimentally verified, and compensation methods are proposed. The application of the second order sliding algorithm known as the super twisting controller is considered for output feedback control and compared withconventional first order sliding mode control. The controllers under consideration are applied for position tracking control of a hydraulic valve-cylinder drive exhibiting strong variations in inertia- and gravitational loads. Results demonstrate that the super twisting algorithm may be successfully applied for output feedback control of hydraulic valve-cylinder drives, with modifications guaranteeing robust control performance in a small vicinity of the control target.

  4. Development of adaptive control system using the fuzzy theory for thermal-hydraulic analysis code, AQUA

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    An adaptive control system using the Fuzzy theory has been implemented into the single-phase three-dimensional thermal-hydraulic analysis code AQUA. The system is designed to yield the optimum time step sizes as a control parameter. It fully utilizes the experiences accumulated by numerical experts: e.g., the use of a very small time step size when a symptom of instabilities appear. Asymtotic behaviors in the course of numerical integration due to AQUA are monitored by checking mass residual and relative variations for three velocity components u, v and w, turbulent parameters k and ? and enthalpy h every time step. The validity of overall idea could be interpreted by analogy with the fact experts in many industries are capable of operating plants without profound knowledge of the control characteristics. As a result of numerical experiments, the total CPU time has been reduced typically by 40% in comparison with the cases when the time step size is not controlled by the system. In general, the adaptive control system using the Fuzzy theory is an efficient measure to save computing efforts when one wishes to perform an extremely large scale simulation over a long transient time span. (author)

  5. Mechatronic System Design and Intelligent Motion Control of Hydraulic Robots and Machines

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    Conrad, Finn; SŘrensen, Torben

    2003-01-01

    The paper presents an approach and concept to mechatronic system design and intelligent motion control. The Information Technology (IT) offers software and hardware for improvement of R&D Mechatronic Teams to create products and solutions for industrial applications. The latest progress in IT makes integration of an overall design and manufacturing IT- concept feasible and commercially attractive. An IT-tool concept for modelling, simulation and design of mechatronic products and systems is proposed in this paper. It built on results from a Danish mechatronic research program on intelligent motion control as well as from the Esprit project SWING on IT-tools for rapid prototyping of fluid power components and systems. A mechatronic test facility for a DTU-AAU hydraulic robot żThorż, and a CNC XY-machine table was implemented. The controller applies digital signal processors (DSPs). The DSP controller utilizes the dSPACE System suitable for real-time experimentation, evaluation and validation of control laws and algorithms.

  6. Hydraulic Yaw System

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    As wind turbines increase in size, combined with increased lifetime demands, new methods for load reduction needs to be examined. One method is to make the yaw system of the turbine soft/flexible and hereby dampen the loads to the system, which is the focus of the current paper. By utilizing the HAWC2 aeroelastic code and an extended model of the NREL 5MW turbine combined with a simplified linear model of the turbine, the parameters of the soft yaw system are optimized to reduce loading in critical components. Results shows that a significant reduction in fatigue and extreme loads to the yaw system and rotor shaft when utilizing the soft yaw drive concept compared to the original stiff yaw system. The physical demands of the hydraulic yaw system are furthermore examined for a life time of 20 years. Based on the extrapolated loads, the duty cycles show that it is possible to construct a hydraulic soft yaw system, which is able to reduce the loads on the wind turbine significantly. A full scale hydraulic yaw test rig is available for experiments and tests. The test rig is presented as well as the system schematics of the hydraulic yaw system.

  7. Hydraulic management in a soil moisture controlled SDI wastewater dispersal system in an Alabama black belt soil

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    An experimental field moisture controlled subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system was designed and installed as a field trial in a Vertisol in the Alabama Black Belt region for two years. The system was designed to start hydraulic dosing only when field moisture was below field capacity. Results sho...

  8. Development, field testing and implementation of automated hydraulically controlled, variable volume loading systems for reciprocating compressors

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    Hickman, Dwayne A. [ACI Services, Inc., Cambridge, OH (United States); Slupsky, John [Kvaerner Process Systems, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Chrisman, Bruce M.; Hurley, Tom J. [Cooper Energy Services, Oklahoma City, OK (United States). Ajax Division

    2003-07-01

    Automated, variable volume unloaders provide the ability to smoothly load/unload reciprocating compressors to maintain ideal operations in ever-changing environments. Potential advantages provided by this load control system include: maximizing unit capacity, optimizing power economy, maintaining low exhaust emissions, and maintaining process suction and discharge pressures. Obstacles foreseen include: reliability, stability, serviceability and automation integration. Results desired include: increased productivity for the compressor and its operators, increased up time, and more stable process control. This presentation covers: system design features with descriptions of how different types of the devices were developed, initial test data, and how they can be effectively operated; three actual-case studies detailing the reasons why automated, hydraulically controlled, variable volume, head-end unloaders were chosen over other types of unloading devices; sophisticated software used in determining the device sizing and predicted performance; mechanical and field considerations; installation, serviceability and operating considerations; device control issues, including PC and PLC considerations; monitoring of actual performance and comparison of such with predicted performance; analysis of mechanical reliability and stability; and preliminary costs versus return on investment analysis. (author)

  9. Space shuttle main engine: Hydraulic system

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    Geller, G.; Lamb, C. D.

    1981-01-01

    The hydraulic actuation system of the space shuttle main engine is discussed. The system consists of five electrohydraulic actuators and a single engine filter used to control the five different propellant valves, which in turn control thrust and mixture ratio of the space shuttle main engine. The hydraulic actuation system provides this control with a precision of 98.7 percent or an error in position no greater than 1.3 percent of full scale rotational travel for critical positions.

  10. Trends in Modelling, Simulation and Design of Water Hydraulic Systems – Motion Control and Open-Ended Solutions

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    Conrad, Finn Technical University of Denmark,

    2006-01-01

    The paper presents and discusses a R&D-view on trends in development and best practise in modelling, simulation and design of both low-pressure and high-pressure tap water hydraulic components and systems for motion control as well as open-ended solutions various industrial applications. The focus is on the advantages using ordinary tap water and the range of application areas are illustrated with examples, in particular within the food processing industry, humidification operations, water mist systems for fire fighting, high water pressure cleaners, water moisturising systems for wood processing, lumber drying process and mobile machines and equipment that operate in environmentally sensitive surroundings. Today’s progress in water hydraulics includes electro-water hydraulic proportional valves and servovalves for design of motion control solutions for machines and robots. The remarkable property is that the components operate with pure water from the tap without additives of any kind. Hence water hydraulicstakes the benefit of pure water as fluid being environmentally friendly, easy to clean sanitary design, non-toxic, non-flammable, inexpensive, readily available and easily disposable. The low-pressure tap water hydraulic systems cover up to around 50 bar, and 2-4 kW having a strong potential to compete with pneumatic and electrical solutions in many applications. The high-pressure water hydraulic systems cover typically up to 160 bar pressure from pump and to motors and actuators 140 bar. Recently, dedicated pumps and accessories running with sea-water as fluid are available. A unique solution is to use reverse osmosis to generate drinking water from sea-water, and furthermore for several off-shore applications. Furthermore, tap water hydraulic components of the Nessie® family and examples of measured performance characteristics are presented and the trends in industrial applications and need for future are discussed.

  11. Thermo hydraulic analysis and control of the HELOKA water cooling system

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    In the framework of the European Fusion Program, various Helium cooled Test Blanket Modules (TBM), such as the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) blanket, are proposed for tests under reactor relevant experimental conditions in ITER. To qualify the TBM module design for ITER, it is necessary to test full size mock-ups in a helium loop under realistic pressure, temperature and flow conditions. The HCPB mock-ups will be tested at the Helium Loop Karlsruhe (HELOKA) test facility, at present in advanced status of design. As far as possible, HELOKA shall operate with requirements similar to those of the Helium coolant circuit of the TBM modules in ITER. One of the main requirements of the ITER main helium loop is its ancillary water cooling system, hence the need of a Water Cooling System (WCS) for HELOKA. An existing WCS, recently used for the COMET (Core Melt Accidents) experiment, is foreseen for this purpose. The system, designed in the 80's for a heat load of about 7 MW, will be used first for the HELOKA TBM experimental campaign, where the maximum expected heat load does not exceed 5 MW, and later on, for the Test Divertor Modules (TDM). The thermal hydraulic effect has been studied using the system code RELAP5, where the pumps, the heat exchanger (HX), the cooling tower, the valves, the piping, etc., can be modeled and the whole loop can be simulated for steady state, transient accident processes or cyclic operation. In order to improve the efficiency of the system and save energy, it has been proposed to install variable frequency converters for the electric drivers and new feedback controllers. An evaluation of the overall performances of the system with the proposed feedback controllers has been conducted with computer models developed with SIMULINK. At present most of the components have been modeled using manufacturer's data. For some components, technical data are scarce and therefore a comparison with experimental data to validate the models is planned. After the validation based on the experimental data, the code will allow the testing of the control strategies for steady state, transients or cyclic operation and check the possible upgrade of the system to 10 MW (expected heat load for the HELOKA TDM experimental campaign). The control system is being modernized using state of the art hardware and software components. The upgrade also includes additional sensors and a new data acquisition system. (author)

  12. The study on the hydraulic control rod driving system in cyclical swing

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    This paper discusses the behavior of the hydraulic control rod driving system (HCRDS) in cyclical swing. The first generation HCRDS with the hole-hole step cylinder, the important driving component, has been applied in 5 MW nuclear heating reactor for several years and run well all along. The second generation with the chamfer-hole step cylinder has also been developed and studied. The HCRDS working principle, as well as the particular design of the hole-hole step cylinder, has been introduced in the paper. The control rod (CR) behavior when HCDRS vacillating in certain swing and cycle has been analyzed subsequently. The calculating result indicates that the CR can keep its balance in such unstable state and the operation of driving CR upwards or downwards can function properly likewise. In cyclical swing, the CR can drop down quickly and meet the reactor shut-down needs. The theoretical analysis proves the HCRDS reliable and safe, establishing basement for its further research and wide use

  13. Switching sliding mode force tracking control of piezoelectric-hydraulic pump-based friction element actuation systems for automotive transmissions

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    In this study, a nonlinear sliding-mode controller is designed for force tracking of a piezoelectric-hydraulic pump (PHP)-based actuation system, which is developed to replace the current electro-hydraulic actuation systems for automatic transmission (AT) friction elements, such as band brakes or clutches. By utilizing the PHP, one can eliminate the various hydraulic components (oil pump, regulating valve and control valve) in current ATs and achieve a simpler configuration with more efficient operation. With the derived governing equation of motion of the PHP-based actuation system integrated with the friction element (band brake), a switching control law is synthesized based on the sliding-mode theory. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed control law, its force tracking performance for the engagement of a friction element during an AT 1?2 up-shift is examined experimentally. It is shown that one can successfully track the desired force trajectory for AT shift control with small tracking error. This study demonstrates the potential of the PHP as a new controllable actuation system for AT friction elements

  14. Hydraulic servo system increases accuracy in fatigue testing

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    Dixon, G. V.; Kibler, K. S.

    1967-01-01

    Hydraulic servo system increases accuracy in applying fatigue loading to a specimen under test. An error sensing electronic control loop, coupled to the hydraulic proportional closed loop cyclic force generator, provides an accurately controlled peak force to the specimen.

  15. Integrating Experiment, Modeling and Design using a Hands on Hydraulic Positioning Laboratory for Mechanical Control Systems Education

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    Birdsong, Charles

    As part of a laboratory intensive curriculum, Mechanical Engineering students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo are required to take a senior level class in Mechanical Control Systems. In addition to three one-hour lectures, students attend a weekly three hour laboratory session where course concepts are reinforced through hands-on modeling and experimentation. This paper describes a newly implemented and innovative laboratory experience which is centered on a hydraulic position control system. Often experiments in Mechanical Controls are heavily influenced by non-linearities such as friction or backlash which cause inexperienced students to lose confidence in linear system modeling as an effective analysis and design tool. A hydraulic system was chosen for this laboratory due to excellent correlation between experimental results and the linear modeling techniques taught in the course. This laboratory experience is designed to integrate linear system modeling techniques, experimentation and data collection, control system design, and design verification through physical testing using a variety of hardware and software tools. The main objectives of the laboratory are to give the students practice and confidence in advanced control system modeling, experience with precision hydraulic positioning systems, practice in designing Proportional-Integral (PI) controllers, exposure to digital control systems and experience and physical understanding of the sometimes dramatic condition of instability. The methodology includes a unique procedure that uses root locus concepts and asks the students to drive the system to instability to determine system parameters. The paper describes the laboratory experience in detail and gives some example results and an assessment of student learning.

  16. Health Management System for the Hydraulic Servoactuators of Fly-by-Wire Primary Flight Control Systems

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    Vignolo, Matteo; Mornacchi, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    Aircraft maintenance is one of the most important cost items faced by the operators of air fleets and is a major contributor to the aircraft life cycle cost. An aircraft fly-by-wire flight control system has a total of primary flight control actuators ranging from 10 to 20 depending on the aircraft type, with a failure rate of 1/1000 flight-hours; therefore, a health monitoring system for primary flight control actuators, able to recognize an actuator degradation in its early stage could grea...

  17. Control rod driving hydraulic device

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    In a control rod driving hydraulic device for an improved BWR type reactor, a bypass pipeline is disposed being branched from a scram pipeline, and a control orifice and a throttle valve are interposed to the bypass pipeline for restricting pressure. Upon occurrence of scram, about 1/2 of water quantity flowing from an accumulator of a hydraulic control unit to the lower surface of a piston of control rod drives by way of a scram pipeline is controlled by the restricting orifice and the throttle valve, by which the water is discharged to a pump suction pipeline or other pipelines by way of the bypass pipeline. With such procedures, a function capable of simultaneously conducting scram for two control rod drives can be attained by one hydraulic control unit. Further, an excessive peak pressure generated by a water hammer phenomenon in the scram pipeline or the control rod drives upon occurrence of scram can be reduced. Deformation and failure due to the excessive peak pressure can be prevented, as well as vibrations and degradation of performance of relevant portions can be prevented. (N.H.)

  18. Design and Control of a Novel Hydraulically/Pneumatically Actuated Robotic System for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery

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    Walter Kucharczyk

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the design of a novel modular hydraulic/pneumatic actuated tele-robotic system and a new infrastructure for MRI-guided intervention for closed-bore MRI-guided neurosurgery are presented. Candidate neurosurgical procedures enabled by this system would include thermal ablation, radiofrequency ablation, deep brain stimulators, and targeted drug delivery. The major focus is the application of the designed MR-compatible robotic system to MRI-guided brain biopsy. Navigation and operating modules were designed to undertake the alignment and advancement of the surgical needle respectively. The mechanical design and control paradigm are reported.

  19. 14 CFR 25.1435 - Hydraulic systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hydraulic systems. 25.1435 Section 25...Miscellaneous Equipment § 25.1435 Hydraulic systems. (a) Element design. Each element of the hydraulic system must be designed...

  20. 14 CFR 23.1435 - Hydraulic systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hydraulic systems. 23.1435 Section 23.1435 Aeronautics...Miscellaneous Equipment § 23.1435 Hydraulic systems. (a) Design. Each hydraulic system must be designed as follows:...

  1. 14 CFR 29.1435 - Hydraulic systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hydraulic systems. 29.1435 Section 29.1435 Aeronautics...Miscellaneous Equipment § 29.1435 Hydraulic systems. (a) Design. Each hydraulic system must be designed as follows:...

  2. 14 CFR 27.1435 - Hydraulic systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hydraulic systems. 27.1435 Section 27.1435 Aeronautics...Equipment Safety Equipment § 27.1435 Hydraulic systems. (a) Design. Each hydraulic system and its elements must withstand,...

  3. Space Shuttle Upgrades Advanced Hydraulic Power System

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    2004-01-01

    Three Auxiliary Power Units (APU) on the Space Shuttle Orbiter each provide 145 hp shaft power to a hydraulic pump which outputs 3000 psi hydraulic fluid to 41 hydraulic actuators. A hydrazine fuel powered APU utilized throughout the Shuttle program has undergone many improvements, but concerns remain with flight safety, operational cost, critical failure modes, and hydrazine related hazards. The advanced hydraulic power system (AHPS), also known as the electric APU, is being evaluated as an upgrade to replace the hydrazine APU. The AHPS replaces the high-speed turbine and hydrazine fuel supply system with a battery power supply and electric motor/pump that converts 300 volt electrical power to 3000 psi hydraulic power. AHPS upgrade benefits include elimination of toxic hydrazine propellant to improve flight safety, reduction in hazardous ground processing operations, and improved reliability. Development of this upgrade provides many interesting challenges and includes development of four hardware elements that comprise the AHPS system: Battery - The battery provides a high voltage supply of power using lithium ion cells. This is a large battery that must provide 28 kilowatt hours of energy over 99 minutes of operation at 300 volts with a peak power of 130 kilowatts for three seconds. High Voltage Power Distribution and Control (PD&C) - The PD&C distributes electric power from the battery to the EHDU. This 300 volt system includes wiring and components necessary to distribute power and provide fault current protection. Electro-Hydraulic Drive Unit (EHDU) - The EHDU converts electric input power to hydraulic output power. The EHDU must provide over 90 kilowatts of stable, output hydraulic power at 3000 psi with high efficiency and rapid response time. Cooling System - The cooling system provides thermal control of the Orbiter hydraulic fluid and EHDU electronic components. Symposium presentation will provide an overview of the AHPS upgrade, descriptions of the four hardware elements, and a summary of development results to date.

  4. Development of a quality management system for borehole investigations. (1) Quality assurance and quality control methodology for hydraulic packer testing

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    A quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) system for the hydraulic packer tests has been established based on the surface-based investigations at JAEA's underground research laboratories in Mizunami and Horonobe. The established QA/QC system covers field investigations (data acquisition) and data analysis. For the field investigations, the adopted procedure is selection of a test section based on a detail fluid logging and checking with tally list, followed by inspection of test tools such as pressure transducers and shut-in valves, etc., test method selection using a 'sequential hydraulic test' for deciding appropriate method, and finally data quality confirmation by pressure changes and derivatives on a log-log plots during testing. Test event logs should also be described during testing for traceability. For the test data analysis, a quick analysis for rough estimation of hydraulic parameters, and a detailed analysis using type curve and/or numerical analyses are conducted stepwise. The established QA/QC system has been applied to the recent borehole investigations and its efficiency has been confirmed. (author)

  5. Hydraulic drive system prevents backlash

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    Acord, J. D.

    1965-01-01

    Hydraulic drive system uses a second drive motor operating at reduced torque. This exerts a relative braking action which eliminates the normal gear train backlash that is intolerable when driving certain heavy loads.

  6. Flow Distribution in Hydraulic Systems

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    Nguyen, S. N.

    1983-01-01

    General Flow Distribution Program analyzes pressure drops and flow distribution in closed and open hydraulic systems. Analyzes system on basis of incompressible flow though system may contain either compressible or incompressible fluid. Program solves fixed or variable flow problems for series, parallel, or series/parallel systems.

  7. Transputer Control of Hydraulic Actuators and Robots

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    Conrad, Finn

    1996-01-01

    Results from a Danish mechatronics research program entitled IMCIA - Intelligent Control and Intelligent Actuators. The objective is development of intelligent actuators for intelligent motion control. A mechatronics test facility with a transputer controlled hydraulic robot suiteable for real-time experiments and evaluation of control laws and algorithms is presented. Concepts of intelligent motion control and intelligent hydraulic actuators are proposed. Promising experimental path-tracking results obtained from model-based adaptive control algorithms are presented and discussed.

  8. Hydraulic Actuation System with Active Control for the Lateral Suspensions of High Speed Trains

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    Gastaldi, Laura; Jacazio, Giovanni

    2013-01-01

    High speed trains normally use actively controlled pneumatic systems to recenter the carbody with respect to the bogie when the train negotiates a curve. Pneumatic systems are used because of their softness, which adds a little contribution to the elastic force generated by the mechanical springs of the lateral suspension system, thereby allowing the neccessary dynamic isolation between carbody and bogie. Howeve, pneumatic systems have the drawbacks of large dimensions and slow response, ofte...

  9. Precision Force Control for an Electro-Hydraulic Press Machine

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    Hong-Ming Chen; Guo-Wei Yang; Chong-Cyuan Liao

    2014-01-01

    This thesis is primarily intended to design a PC-based control system to control the force of an electro-hydraulic servo press system for implementing precision force control. The main feature is to develop a composite control by using the relief valve and the flow servo valve. Using feedback from a force sensor, a fuzzy controller was designed with LabVIEW software as the system control core for achieving a precision force control for the hydraulic cylinder on its travel and output. The weak...

  10. Improved feedwater control through microprocessor based reactor feedpump turbine electro-hydraulic controls

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    Matched response between the feedwater control system and the reactor feedpump turbine (RFPT) control system enhances plant performance and cushions the interface between the turbine generator and feedwater systems. Digital control techniques, applied through the latest microprocessor technology, provide the flexibility to match characteristics of these systems. Most older systems use mechanical hydraulic governors utilizing a hydraulic supply common with the bearing lubrication system. Along with inherently slow dynamic responses, these systems are subject to contamination related control problems and associated high levels of maintenance. A retrofittable system is described that combines a conversion to a high pressure electro-hydraulic fluid system with microprocessor based control technology for improved feedwater system performance

  11. Precision Force Control for an Electro-Hydraulic Press Machine

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    Hong-Ming Chen

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This thesis is primarily intended to design a PC-based control system to control the force of an electro-hydraulic servo press system for implementing precision force control. The main feature is to develop a composite control by using the relief valve and the flow servo valve. Using feedback from a force sensor, a fuzzy controller was designed with LabVIEW software as the system control core for achieving a precision force control for the hydraulic cylinder on its travel and output. The weakness of hydraulic systems is that hydraulic oil is compressible and prone to leaking, and its characteristics can vary with oil temperature, thus making it difficult for a general linear controller to achieve accurate control. Therefore, a fuzzy controller was designed with LabVIEW along with a NI-PCI_6221 interface card and a load cell to control the servo valve flow and the relief valve to control the pressure source. The testing results indicate that accurate force control output of an electro-hydraulic servo press system can be obtained.

  12. PLC Based Hydraulic Auto Ladle System

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    Amogh Tayade

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have implemented a PLC based Hydraulic Auto Ladle System for Casting Department of Victory Precisions Pvt. Ltd. Chakan, Pune. This project work presents the study and design of PLC based Hydraulic Auto Ladle System. Aluminium pouring is the key process in Casting and Forging industry. Different products are manufactured by the company for automobile sector using aluminium. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC is used for the automation of pouring process. Automation is done to increase the accuracy and consistency in the quality of the product. Human errors, while pouring the aluminium, which in-turn results in defective production are eliminated by introducing automation.

  13. Digital hydraulic valving system. [design and development

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    1973-01-01

    The design and development are reported of a digital hydraulic valving system that would accept direct digital inputs. Topics include: summary of contractual accomplishments, design and function description, valve parameters and calculations, conclusions, and recommendations. The electrical control circuit operating procedure is outlined in an appendix.

  14. Assessment of the reliability of thermal-hydraulic and neutronics parameters of Ghana research reactor-1 control systems

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    The thermal-hydraulics and neutronics parameters of GHARR-1 control systems were assessed for its reliability after 18 years of operation using the Micro-Computer Closed Loop System (MCCLS) and original control Console (CC). The MCCLS and some components that control the sensitivity and the reading mechanism of the meters on the control systems have been replaced with new ones over the years, due to ageing, repairs and obsolescence. The results show that when reactor is operated at the different power levels the preset neutron fluxes at the control systems is 1.6 times the neutron fluxes obtained using a flux monitor at the inner irradiation site two of the reactor. The average percentage of deviation of fluxes from the actual preset was 36.5% which compares very well with the reactivity decrease of 36.3% after operating the reactor at critical neutron flux of 1.0 × 109n/cm2s. The reactivity regulators were adjusted to increase the core reactivity to 4 mk and the reactor operated at 15kW. The preset neutron flux at the control systems reduced to 1.07 times the Neutron fluxes obtained using a flux monitor at the inner irradiation site 2 of the reactor. The performance of the current micro - amplifiers in the two independent control instrumentations was assessed at an input current of 10µA. The results showed that the flux registered on both the CC and MCCLS varied by a factor of 1.2. The correlation between neutron flux and power, as well as temperature and power at transient state produced almost the same thermal power at about 20% above the rating power of 30 kW but deviated at lower and higher power ratings. The dynamic test through positive reactivity insertion, demonstrate or confirm the inherent safety of the reactor. (au)

  15. A Robust Adaptive Hydraulic Power Generation System for Jet Engines

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    Ronco, Pierantonio; Sorli, Massimo; Mornacchi, Andrea; Jacazio, Giovanni

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents an innovative hydraulic power generation system able to enhance performance, reliability and survivability of hydraulic systems used in military jet engines, as well as to allow a valuable power saving. This is obtained by a hydraulic power generation system architecture that uses variable pressure, smart control, emergency power source and suitable health management procedures. A key issue is to obtain all these functions while reducing to a minimum the number of additiona...

  16. A study on reliability of electro-hydraulic governor control system for large steam turbine in power plant

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    In this work, the right management procedure for hydraulic power oil will be discussed and suggested. A thermal power plant turbine should respond to the change of load status. However, to satisfy the frequency of alternating current, the revolution per minute should be kept constant. Therefore, by controlling the flow rate of the steam to the turbine, the governor satisfies the load variation without alternating the revolution per minutes of the turbine. To protect the governor, the hydraulic power unit should be managed carefully by controlling the quality and the flow rate of the oil

  17. Experimental Verification of Fault Predictions in High Pressure Hydraulic Systems

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    P. Athanasatos; D. Koulocheris; Th. Costopoulos; Spitas, V.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper a model of a high pressure hydraulic system was developed to simulate the effect of increased internal leakages inside the hydraulic cylinder and the 4/2 way directional control valve and to calculate the main parameters of the hydraulic system under various loads through the use of leakage-simulating throttle valves. After the completion of modeling, the throttle valves that simulate the internal leakages were calibrated and a number of test runs were performed for the cas...

  18. Plug & Play Control of Hydraulic Networks

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    Jensen, Tom NŘrgaard

    2012-01-01

    Typically, control systems are designedwith little or no consideration for possible changes in the structure of the system process to be controlled. In classic control design, a monolithic approach is taken where structural changes in the system process require the development of a new mathematical model of the system and a subsequent redesign of the control system. This process can be expensive and time consuming. Therefore, an attractive alternative is to design the control system such that it automatically reconfigures whenever structural changes occur. This is the aim of the Plug & Play Process Control research program, which the work presented here is a part of. An industrial case study involving a large-scale hydraulic network with non-linear dynamics is studied. The hydraulic network underlies a district heating system, which provides heating water to a number of end-users in a city district. The case study considers a novel approach to the design of district heating systems in which the diameter of the pipes used in the system is reduced in order to reduce the heat losses in the system, thereby making it profitable to provide district heating to areas with low energy demands. The new structure has the additional benefit that structural changes such as the addition or removal of end-users are easily implementable. In this work, the problem of controlling the pressure drop at the end-users to a constant reference value is considered. This is done by the use of pumps located both at the end-users and at designated places across the network. The control architecture which is used consists of a set of decentralized linear control actions. The control actions use only the measurements obtained locally at each end-user. Both proportional and proportional-integral control actions are considered. Some of the work considers control actions which are constrained to non-negative values only. This is due to the fact that the actuators in this type of system typically consist of centrifugal pumps which are only able to deliver non-negative actuation. Other parts of the work consider control actions which have been quantized. That is, they are restricted to piecewise constant signals taking value in a bounded set. This is done in order to facilitate sending the control signals across a finite bandwidth communication network. This is necessary since the actuators in the system are geographically separated from the logic circuitry implementing the control actions. The results presented here consist of a series of global stability results of the closedloop system using the control actions described above. The stability analysis is complicated by the non-linearities present in the system process. Specifically, global practical output regulation can be shown when using proportional control actions, while global asymptotical output regulation can be shown when using proportional-integral control actions. Since the results are global in the state space, it is concluded that the closed-loop system maintains its stability properties when structural changes are implemented.

  19. Experimental evaluation of control strategies for hydraulic servo robot

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    Bech, Michael MŘller; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    In this paper different linear and non-linear controllers applied to a hydraulically driven servo robot are evaluated and validated. The task is to make the actuators of the manipulator track a position reference with minimum error. Hydraulic systems are intrinsically non-linear and using linear control techniques typically results in conservatively dimensioned controllers to obtain stable performance. Non-linear control techniques have the potential of overcoming these problems and in this paper the focus is on applying simple nonlinear robust and adaptive controllers feasible for implementation in industrial servo drives. The different controllers are compared and evaluated from simulation and experimental results.

  20. Saving Energy in Construction Machinery using Displacement Control Hydraulics : Concept Realization and Validation

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    Heybroek, Kim

    2008-01-01

    In the sector of mobile hydraulics, valve controlled systems are predominant. In these systems the load force and speed are adjusted by control valves. In machines where multiple drives are used in parallel at extremely varying loads the energy efficiency of such systems is often compromised over large working regions. Most valve controlled systems also lack the possibility to recuperate potential energy. A different category of hydraulic systems, called displacement controlled hydraulics are...

  1. Modified hydraulic braking system limits angular deceleration to safe values

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    Briggs, R. S.; Council, M.; Green, P. M.

    1966-01-01

    Conventional spring actuated, hydraulically released, fail-safe disk braking system is modified to control the angular deceleration of a massive antenna. The hydraulic system provides an immediate preset pressure to the spring-loaded brake shoes and holds it at this value to decelerate the antenna at the desired rate.

  2. Modeling, Optimization & Control of Hydraulic Networks

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    Tahavori, Maryamsadat

    2014-01-01

    Water supply systems consist of a number of pumping stations, which deliver water to the customers via pipeline networks and elevated reservoirs. A huge amount of drinking water is lost before it reaches to end-users due to the leakage in pipe networks. A cost effective solution to reduce leakage in water network is pressure management. By reducing the pressure in the water network, the leakage can be reduced significantly. Also it reduces the amount of energy consumption in water networks. The primary purpose of this work is to develop control algorithms for pressure control in water supply systems. To have better understanding of water leakage, to control pressure and leakage effectively and for optimal design of water supply system, suitable modeling is an important prerequisite. Therefore a model with the main objective of pressure control and consequently leakage reduction is presented. The nonlinear network model is derived based on the circuit theory. A suitable projection is used to reduce the state vector and to express the model in standard state-space form. Then, the controllability of nonlinear nonaffine hydraulic networks is studied. The Lie algebra-based controllability matrix is used to check if the network is controllable. Afterward the pressure control problem in water supply systems is formulated as an optimal control problem. The goal is to minimize the power consumption in pumps and also to regulate the pressure drop at the end-users to a desired value. The formulated optimal control problem is non-convex. To solve the nonlinear optimal control problem, first the maximum principle is used. Subsequently the toolbox ICLOCS is used to solve the optimal control problem. In ICLOCS the nonlinear problem solver IPOPT is used. The IPOPT uses the interior point optimization method to solve nonlinear optimal control problems. In the water supply system model, the hydraulic resistance of the valve is estimated by real data and it is considered to be a disturbance. The disturbance in our system is updated every 24 hours based on the amount of water usage by consumers every day. Model Predictive Control can handle disturbances much better compared with the other control strategies. Therefore the pressure control problem is formulated within model predictive control framework. Because of nonlinearity which we have in both cost function and constraints, the model predictive control method could only solve the problem for a short time frame (three hours). Solving model predictive control and optimal control problems for large-scale, nonlinear, non-convex systems generally is not trivial. There are a lot of computational prob-lems and issues such as sensitivity, feasibility and computational burden which one has to face with. To cope with these problems a static approximation is used. The steady state model of water network is derived by removing all dynamics in the system. The problem of pressure management in new system is presented in the form of nonlinear non-convex optimization problem. The toolbox IPOPT is used to solve this optimization problem. Water supply companies are dividing their networks into pressure zones to enable better control of leakages in their networks. Dividing the network into different pressure zones in the optimal way is a non-trivial task. The problem of dividing the pressure zones in an optimal way is studied in the last part of this Ph.D. study. To this end, the problem is formulated as an optimization problem, which minimizes the power consumption in all pumping stations and maintains the pressure at end-users bigger than some specific values. The defined optimization problem is solved for all possible pump positions in the network and an optimal place of an extra pumping station is found.

  3. Hydraulic Yaw System

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    Stubkier, Sřren; Pedersen, Henrik C.; Mřrkholt, M.

    2012-01-01

    As wind turbines increase in size, combined with increased lifetime demands, new methods for load reduction needs to be examined. One method is to make the yaw system of the turbine soft/flexible and hereby dampen the loads to the system, which is the focus of the current paper. By utilizing the HAWC2 aeroelastic code and an extended model of the NREL 5MW turbine combined with a simplified linear model of the turbine, the parameters of the soft yaw system are optimized to reduce loading in cr...

  4. Design and Control of a Novel Hydraulically/Pneumatically Actuated Robotic System for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery

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    Walter Kucharczyk; Andrew A. Goldenberg; Cyrus Raoufi

    2008-01-01

    In this paper the design of a novel modular hydraulic/pneumatic actuated tele-robotic system and a new infrastructure for MRI-guided intervention for closed-bore MRI-guided neurosurgery are presented. Candidate neurosurgical procedures enabled by this system would include thermal ablation, radiofrequency ablation, deep brain stimulators, and targeted drug delivery. The major focus is the application of the designed MR-compatible robotic system to MRI-guided brain biopsy. Navigation and operat...

  5. System Design and Performance Test of Hydraulic Intensifier

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    Components such as pressure vessel, hydraulic hose assembly, accumulator, hydraulic cylinder, hydraulic valve, pipe, etc., are tested under the impulse-pressure conditions prescribed in ISO and SAE standards. The impulse pressure test machine needs to have a high pressure, a precise control system and a long life. It should satisfy the requirements for fabrication of the impulse tester to generate ultra high pressure in the hydraulic system. In the impulse tester, a servo-valve control system is adopted; although the control application is convenient, it is expensive owing to the cost of developing the system. The type of the control system determines the pressure wave, which affects the components that are tested. In this study, the manufacturing process and the intensifier system design related to the flow, pressure, and the increasing rate of pressure are investigated. The results indicate the ultra high pressure waves in the system

  6. System Topology Optimization - An Approach to System Design of Electro-Hydraulic-Mechanical Systems

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    Andersen, T. O.; Hansen, M. R.

    2003-01-01

    The current paper presents an approach to system design of combined electro-hydraulic-mechanical systems. The approach is based on the concurrent handling of the topology as well as the design parameters of the mechanical, hydraulic and controller sub- systems, respectively. Based on an initial design the procedure attempts to find the optimal topology and the related parameters. The topology considerations comprise the type of hydraulic pump, the employment of knee linkages or not as well as the type of hydraulic actuators. The design variables also include the signals to the proportional valve in a number of predefined load cases as well as the hydraulic and mechanical parameters.

  7. X-15 hydraulic-system development

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    Culleton, R J

    1958-01-01

    Despite the exacting requirements and conditions of the X-15 including much higher temperature, high horsepower, and extreme vibration and duty cycles, the hydraulic flight control systems compare favorably, weightwise, with preceding models. Although some items, such as the pumps, are heavier, the total system, excluding actuators, weighs approximately 195 pounds as compared with 196 pounds for the F-107A airplane. Use of the new piggy-back pump, with its low flow during most of the operating time, also permitted a reduction in fluid capacity of the hydraulic reservoirs and the total systems, even though the volume of some of the actuators is quite large. This effected a considerable saving in fluid weight. Complete ground-support equipment is available and this equipment, as well as the airplane systems, contains means for complete 5- to 15- micron filtration under controlled temperature conditions. By use of advanced engineering techniques and extensive laboratory testing, it has been possible to provide a sound, lightweight hydraulic system for this advanced, high-performance airplane. (author)

  8. Hydraulic manipulator design, analysis, and control at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    To meet the increased payload capacities demanded by present-day tasks, manipulator designers have turned to hydraulics as a means of actuation. Hydraulics have always been the actuator of choice when designing heavy-life construction and mining equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, and tunneling devices. In order to successfully design, build, and deploy a new hydraulic manipulator (or subsystem) sophisticated modeling, analysis, and control experiments are usually needed. To support the development and deployment of new hydraulic manipulators Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has outfitted a significant experimental laboratory and has developed the software capability for research into hydraulic manipulators, hydraulic actuators, hydraulic systems, modeling of hydraulic systems, and hydraulic controls. The hydraulics laboratory at ORNL has three different manipulators. First is a 6-Degree-of-Freedom (6-DoF), multi-planer, teleoperated, flexible controls test bed used for the development of waste tank clean-up manipulator controls, thermal studies, system characterization, and manipulator tracking. Finally, is a human amplifier test bed used for the development of an entire new class of teleoperated systems. To compliment the hardware in the hydraulics laboratory, ORNL has developed a hydraulics simulation capability including a custom package to model the hydraulic systems and manipulators for performance studies and control development. This paper outlines the history of hydraulic manipulator developments at ORNL, describes the hydraulics laboratory, discusses the use of the equipment within the laboratory, and presents some of the initial results from experiments and modeling associated with these hydraulic manipulators. Included are some of the results from the development of the human amplifier/de-amplifier concepts, the characterization of the thermal sensitivity of hydraulic systems, and end-point tracking accuracy studies. Experimental and analytical results are included

  9. Robust Control of a Hydraulically Actuated Manipulator Using Sliding Mode Control

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    Hansen, Michael Rygaard; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an approach to robust control called sliding mode control (SMC) applied to the a hydraulic servo system (HSS), consisting of a servo valve controlled symmetrical cylinder. The motivation for applying sliding mode control to hydraulically actuated systems is its robustness towards structured (parametric) and unstructured (unmodeled dynamics) uncertainties. A third-order model of the actuated system is used to develop a sliding mode control which is implemented and tested on a simulation model. To avoid measurement of velocity and acceleration a simple first-order model is furthermore used to develop a simple sliding mode control (SSMC). The performance of the two controllers are compared and discussed.

  10. Technology and control for hydraulic manipulators

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    Hydraulic manipulators are candidate for fusion reactor maintenance. Their main advantages are their large payload with respect to volume and mass, their reliability and their robustness. However, due to their force control limitations, they are disqualified for precise manipulation and are dangerous for the environment and themselves in case of unexpected collision. CEA, in collaboration with CYBERNETIX and IFREMER has developed the advanced hydraulic robot MAESTRO. Force and hybrid control has been developed in order to avoid the previous problems. Using 'pressure' control servo-valve instead of the standard 'flow' control servo-valve (standard configuration of the MAESTRO) makes a real simplification of the control loop. No more pressure sensors are needed for monitoring the hydraulic joint in force control mode and using this kind of valves makes big safety improvements. The French company IN-LHC, designed and manufactured a prototype of servo-valve that fits the performances and space constraints of the Maestro arm. A characterisation of this new product was made on a mock-up and a set of these prototypes integrated in the Maestro slave-arm. A comparison between the two actuating technologies was made and showed that the performances of the pressure servo-valves make it applicable to general application

  11. Hydraulically actuated fuel injector including a pilot operated spool valve assembly and hydraulic system using same

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    Shafer, Scott F. (Morton, IL)

    2002-01-01

    The present invention relates to hydraulic systems including hydraulically actuated fuel injectors that have a pilot operated spool valve assembly. One class of hydraulically actuated fuel injectors includes a solenoid driven pilot valve that controls the initiation of the injection event. However, during cold start conditions, hydraulic fluid, typically engine lubricating oil, is particularly viscous and is often difficult to displace through the relatively small drain path that is defined past the pilot valve member. Because the spool valve typically responds slower than expected during cold start due to the difficulty in displacing the relatively viscous oil, accurate start of injection timing can be difficult to achieve. There also exists a greater difficulty in reaching the higher end of the cold operating speed range. Therefore, the present invention utilizes a fluid evacuation valve to aid in displacement of the relatively viscous oil during cold start conditions.

  12. 49 CFR 570.55 - Hydraulic brake system.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Hydraulic brake system. 570.55 Section...Than 10,000 Pounds § 570.55 Hydraulic brake system. The following requirements apply to vehicles with hydraulic brake systems. (a) Brake...

  13. 14 CFR 33.72 - Hydraulic actuating systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hydraulic actuating systems. 33.72 Section 33...Construction; Turbine Aircraft Engines § 33.72 Hydraulic actuating systems. Each hydraulic actuating system must function...

  14. Large Scale Geologic Controls on Hydraulic Stimulation

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    McLennan, J. D.; Bhide, R.

    2014-12-01

    When simulating a hydraulic fracturing, the analyst has historically prescribed a single planar fracture. Originally (in the 1950s through the 1970s) this was necessitated by computational restrictions. In the latter part of the twentieth century, hydraulic fracture simulation evolved to incorporate vertical propagation controlled by modulus, fluid loss, and the minimum principal stress. With improvements in software, computational capacity, and recognition that in-situ discontinuities are relevant, fully three-dimensional hydraulic simulation is now becoming possible. Advances in simulation capabilities enable coupling structural geologic data (three-dimensional representation of stresses, natural fractures, and stratigraphy) with decision making processes for stimulation - volumes, rates, fluid types, completion zones. Without this interaction between simulation capabilities and geological information, low permeability formation exploitation may linger on the fringes of real economic viability. Comparative simulations have been undertaken in varying structural environments where the stress contrast and the frequency of natural discontinuities causes varying patterns of multiple, hydraulically generated or reactivated flow paths. Stress conditions and nature of the discontinuities are selected as variables and are used to simulate how fracturing can vary in different structural regimes. The basis of the simulations is commercial distinct element software (Itasca Corporation's 3DEC).

  15. Hydraulics

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    These interactive learning objects, created by instructors from Fox Valley Technical College and other colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College program, focus on concepts that cover a broad-based electromechanical program. Here visitors will find learning objects in Hydraulics with over 25 lessons in Actuators, Relief Valves, Basic Concepts, and Directional Control Valves.

  16. Computerized hydraulic scanning system for quantitative non destructive examination

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    A hydraulic scanning system with five degrees of freedom is described. It is primarily designed as a universal system for fast and accurate ultrasonic inspection of materials for their internal variation in properties. The whole system is controlled by a minicomputer which also is used for evaluating and presenting of the results of the inspection. (author)

  17. Design of a fractional order PID controller for hydraulic turbine regulating system using chaotic non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II

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    Highlights: • Multi-objective optimization based fractional order controller is designed for HTRS. • NSGAII is improved by iterative chaotic map with infinite collapses (ICMIC) operator. • ISE and ITSE are as chosen as objective functions in tuning parameters of HTRS. • FOPID controller outperforms the PID controller under various running conditions. • Trade-off between speed of reference tracking and damping of oscillation are shown. - Abstract: Fractional-order PID (FOPID) controller is a generalization of traditional PID controller using fractional calculus. Compared to the traditional PID controller, in FOPID controller, the order of derivative portion and integral portion is not integer, which provides more flexibility in achieving control objectives. Design stage of such an FOPID controller consists of determining five parameters, i.e. proportional, integral and derivative gains {Kp, Ki, Kd}, and extra integration and differentiation orders {?,?}, which has a large difference comparing with the conventional PID tuning rules, thus a suitable optimization algorithm is essential to the parameters tuning of FOPID controller. This paper focuses on the design of the FOPID controller using chaotic non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGAII) for hydraulic turbine regulating system (HTRS). The parameters chosen of the FOPID controller is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem, in which the objective functions are composed by the integral of the squared error (ISE) and integral of the time multiplied squared error (ITSE). The chaotic NSGAII algorithm, which is an incorporation of chaotic behaviors into NSGAII, is used as the optimizer to search true Pareto-front of the FOPID controller and designers can implement each of them based on objective functions priority. The designed chaotic NSGAII based FOPID controller procedure is applied to a HTRS system. A comparison study between the optimum integer order PID controller and optimum fractional order PID controller is presented in the paper. The simulation and some experimental results validate the superiority of the fractional order controllers over the integer controllers

  18. Stomatal control and hydraulic conductance, with special reference to tall trees.

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    Franks, Peter J

    2004-08-01

    A better understanding of the mechanistic basis of stomatal control is necessary to understand why modes of stomatal response differ among individual trees, and to improve the theoretical foundation for predictive models and manipulative experiments. Current understanding of the mechanistic basis of stomatal control is reviewed here and discussed in relation to the plant hydraulic system. Analysis focused on: (1) the relative role of hydraulic conductance in the vicinity of the stomatal apparatus versus whole-plant hydraulic conductance; (2) the influence of guard cell inflation characteristics and the mechanical interaction between guard cells and epidermal cells; and (3) the system requirements for moderate versus dramatic reductions in stomatal conductance with increasing evaporation potential. Special consideration was given to the potential effect of changes in hydraulic properties as trees grow taller. Stomatal control of leaf gas exchange is coupled to the entire plant hydraulic system and the basis of this coupling is the interdependence of guard cell water potential and transpiration rate. This hydraulic feedback loop is always present, but its dynamic properties may be altered by growth or cavitation-induced changes in hydraulic conductance, and may vary with genetically related differences in hydraulic conductances. Mechanistic models should include this feedback loop. Plants vary in their ability to control transpiration rate sufficiently to maintain constant leaf water potential. Limited control may be achieved through the hydraulic feedback loop alone, but for tighter control, an additional element linking transpiration rate to guard cell osmotic pressure may be needed. PMID:15172837

  19. Development of NTD Hydraulic Rotation System for Kijang Research Reactor

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    The KJRR will be mainly utilized for isotope production, NTD (Neutron Transmutation Doping) production, and related research activities. During irradiation for the NTD process, the irradiation rigs containing the silicon ingot rotate at a constant speed to ensure precisely defined homogeneity of the irradiation. The NTDHRS requires only hydraulic piping conveniently routed to the rotating devices inside the reactor pool. The resulting layout leaves the pool area clear of obstructions which might obscure vision and hinder target handling for operators. Pump banks and control valves are located remotely in a dedicated plant room allowing easy access and online maintenance. The necessities and major characteristic of NTD hydraulic rotation system are described in this study. A new NTD hydraulic rotation system are being developed to rotate the irradiation rigs at a constant speed and supply cooling flow for the irradiation rigs and reflector assembly. The configuration of the NTD hydraulic rotation device is discussed and practical methods to improve the rotational performance are suggested

  20. Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for Hydraulic Drives : A New Approach

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new adaptive sliding mode controller generally applicable for position tracking control of electro-hydraulic valve-cylinder drives (VCD’s). The proposed control scheme requires limited knowledge on system parameters, and employs only piston- and valve spool position feedback. The main target is to overcome problems with linear controllers deteriorating performance due to the inherent nonlinear nature of such systems, without requiring extensive knowledge on system parameters nor advanced control theory. In order to accomplish this task, an integral sliding mode controller employing parameter adaption through a recursive algorithm is presented. This is based on a reduced order model approximation of a VCD with unmatched valve flow- and cylinder asymmetries. Bounds on parameters are obtained despite lack of parameter knowledge, and the proposed controller demonstrates improved position tracking performance and robustness / adaptability compared with a conventional feedforward-PI controller, when subjected to perturbations in supply pressure and coulomb friction.

  1. Plug & Play Control of Hydraulic Networks

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    Jensen, Tom Nřrgaard

    2012-01-01

    Typically, control systems are designedwith little or no consideration for possible changes in the structure of the system process to be controlled. In classic control design, a monolithic approach is taken where structural changes in the system process require the development of a new mathematical model of the system and a subsequent redesign of the control system. This process can be expensive and time consuming. Therefore, an attractive alternative is to design the control system such that...

  2. Analysis of an controller design for an electro-hydraulic servo pressure regulator

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    Pedersen, Henrik C.; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2009-01-01

    Mobile hydraulics is in a transition phase, where electronic sensors and digital signal processors are starting to become standard on a high number of machines, hereby replacing hydraulic pilot lines and oering new possibilities with regard to both control and feasibility. For controlling some of the existing hydraulic components there are, however, still a need for being able to generate a hydraulic pilot pressure, as e.g. almost all open-circuit pumps are hydraulically controlled. The focus of the current paper is therefore on the analysis and controller design an electro-hydraulic servo pressure regulator, which generates a hydraulic LS-pressure based on an electrical reference, hereby synergistically integrating knowledge from all parts of the mechatronics area. The servo pressure regulator is used to generate the LS-signal for a variable displacement pump, and the paper rst presents the considered system and an experimentally veried model of this. A linearized model is then presented, which comprisethe basis for a stability and sensitivity analysis of the system. Based on the results of the analysis, a control strategy is designed in combination with optimisation of the mechanical design to generate a controlled leakage  ow that aids in stabilising the system. The robustness of the system is then discussed in relation to dierent pilot line volumes and pump dynamics. Finally experimental results are presented, where the performance is compared to that of a similar hydraulic reference system, which has been the basis for the specification of performance requirements.

  3. A Novel Energy Recovery System for Parallel Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator

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    Wei Li; Baoyu Cao; Zhencai Zhu; Guoan Chen

    2014-01-01

    Hydraulic excavator energy saving is important to relieve source shortage and protect environment. This paper mainly discusses the energy saving for the hybrid hydraulic excavator. By analyzing the excess energy of three hydraulic cylinders in the conventional hydraulic excavator, a new boom potential energy recovery system is proposed. The mathematical models of the main components including boom cylinder, hydraulic motor, and hydraulic accumulator are built. The natural frequency of the pro...

  4. Hydraulic Motor Driving Variable-Pitch System for Wind Turbine

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    Huang, Ye; JiBao QI

    2013-01-01

    The present hydraulic variable-pitch mechanism of wind turbine uses three hydraulic cylinders to drive three crank and connecting rod mechanisms respectively; the blades are moved with the cranks. The hydraulic variable-pitch mechanism has complex structure, occupies a lot of space and its maintenance is trouble. In order to make up for the shortcomings of hydraulic cylinder variable-pitch system, the present hydraulic variable-pitch mechanism should be changed as follows: hydraulic motors ar...

  5. Tracking control of the hydraulically actuated flexible manipulator

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    The remediation of single-shell radioactive waste storage tanks is one of the urgent tasks of the Department of Energy that challenge state-of-the-art equipment and methods. The use of long-reach manipulators is being seriously considered for this remediation task. Because high payload capacity and high length-to-cross-section ratio requirements, these long-reach manipulator systems are expected to use hydraulic actuators and to exhibit significant structural flexibility. The controller has been designed to compensate for the hydraulic actuator dynamics by using a load-compensated velocity feedforward loop and to increase the bandwidth by using a pressure feed backloop. Shaping filter techniques have been applied as a feedforward controller to avoid structural vibrations during operation. Among various types of shaping filter methods investigated an approach, referred to as a ''feedforward simulation filter'' that uses embedded simulation, has been presented

  6. Robust force control in a novel electro-hydraulic structure using polytopic uncertainty representation.

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    Baghestan, K; Rezaei, S M; Talebi, H A; Zareinejad, M

    2014-11-01

    Electro-hydraulic servo systems (EHSS) are used in many industrial applications for position and force control. Force control with a hydraulic actuator is challenging and requires complicated control algorithms used along with high crossover frequency electro-hydraulic valves, even for simple force control tasks. In this paper, a different hydraulic structure is proposed to improve the force tracking quality and increase efficiency in the EHSS. This comes at the cost of a new model with linearization and uncertainty challenges. To address these challenges, a robust H? control design approach is followed to control the proposed EHSS. Model linearization uncertainties are approximated by a polytope and a robust controller is designed to keep the system stable and satisfy the H? performance conditions within this polytope. Experimental results verify that the objectives of the paper are satisfied after using the proposed system. PMID:25160870

  7. FOREWORD: 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems

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    Wu, Yulin; Wang, Zhengwei; Liu, Shuhong; Yuan, Shouqi; Luo, Xingqi; Wang, Fujun

    2012-11-01

    The 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, will be held in Beijing, China, 19-23 August 2012. It is jointly organized by Tsinghua University, State Key Laboratory of Hydro Science and Hydraulic Engineering, China, Jiangsu University, Xi'an University of Technology, China Agricultural University, National Engineering Research Center of Hydropower Equipment and Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. It is the second time that China hosts such a symposium. By the end of 2011, the China electrical power system had a total of 1 050 GW installed power, out of which 220 GW was in hydropower plants. The energy produced in hydropower facilities was 662.6 TWh from a total of 4,720 TWh electrical energy production in 2011. Moreover, in 2020, new hydropower capacities are going to be developed, with a total of 180 GW installed power and an estimated 708 TWh/year energy production. And in 2011, the installed power of pumped storage stations was about 25GW. In 2020, the data will be 70GW. At the same time, the number of pumps used in China is increasing rapidly. China produces about 29,000,000 pumps with more than 220 series per year. By the end of 2011, the Chinese pumping system has a total of 950 GW installed power. The energy consumed in pumping facilities was 530 TWh in 2011. The pump energy consumption accounted for about 12% of the national electrical energy production. Therefore, there is a large market in the field of hydraulic machinery including water turbines, pump turbines and a variety of pumps in China. There are also many research projects in this field. For example, we have conducted National Key Research Projects on 1000 MW hydraulic turbine, and on the pump turbines with high head, as well as on the large capacity pumps for water supply. Tsinghua University of Beijing is proud to host the 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems. Tsinghua University was established in 1911, after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University now has over 25 900 students, including 13 100 undergraduates and 12 800 graduate students. As one of China's most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talents and scientific research. The International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) particularly promotes the advancement and exchange of knowledge through working groups, specialty symposia, congresses, and publications on water resources, river and coastal hydraulics, risk analysis, energy, environment, disaster prevention, and industrial processes. The IAHR Committee on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems deals with the advancement of technology associated with the understanding of steady and unsteady flow characteristics in hydraulic machinery and conduit systems connected to the machinery. The technology elements include the fluid behaviour within machine components, hydro-elastic behaviour of machine components, cavitation and two phase flow in turbines and pumps, hydraulic machine and plant control systems, the use of hydraulic machines to improve water quality, and even considerations to improve fish survival in their passage through hydro plants. The main emphases of the IAHR Committee on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems are to stimulate research and understanding of the technologies associated with hydraulic machinery and to promote interaction between the machine designers, machine users, the academic community, and the community as a whole. Hydraulic machinery is both cost effective and environmentally friendly. The goals of the IAHR Committee on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems are to improve the value of hydraulic machinery to the end user, to the societies, and to improve societies u

  8. Thermal Equilibrium of a Hydraulic Driving System

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    Tarawneh S. Muafag

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available To put into evidence the consequence of the energetic losses that appears in a hydraulic driving systems and to evaluate how does the system performance and reliability are strongly affected by the temperature increase due-to the flowing fluid, in this study a thermal analysis is presented for improving the possibility of developing a practical and simplified method for establishing the optimum working temperature at any instant time. Focus is on computational methods that to be used for controlling the working temperature around the limit of admissible temperature, if the working temperature exceeds this limit, the fluid properties alteration will occur rapidly and a slow deterioration in the internal working parts of the system is expected, based on the failure rule rate that doubles for every 10?C of a temperature increase. Heat load duration is evaluated for both short and long operation periods, in which thermal equations are introduced to describe the conduction, convection and radiation modes of the heat transfer for the given mode of operation .The main conclusion of this study draws an important attention, that must be taken into account even during the first stages of designing such systems, in order to establish the optimum dimensions for the heat exchanger solution, as a design option when required for reducing the heat load for satisfying the needed working temperature and then keeping the system within the energy balance condition

  9. Hydraulic model of the systemic resistance.

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    Leitermann, D.; Pražák, Josef; Musil, Jan; Poušek, L.; Konvi?ková, S.

    San Diego : American Society of Biomechanics, 2001, s. 265-266. [Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics. San Diego (US), 08.08.2001-11.08.2001] Grant ostatní: ÚT AV ?R(XC) PP50252 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2076919 Keywords : systemic resistance * hydraulic model * cardiovascular system Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  10. Nonelastomeric Rod Seals for Advanced Hydraulic Systems

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    Hady, W. F.; Waterman, A. W.

    1976-01-01

    Advanced high temperature hydraulic system rod sealing requirements can be met by using seals made of nonelastomeric (plastic) materials in applications where elastomers do not have adequate life. Exploratory seal designs were optimized for advanced applications using machinable polyimide materials. These seals demonstrated equivalent flight hour lives of 12,500 at 350 F and 9,875 at 400 F in advanced hydraulic system simulation. Successful operation was also attained under simulated space shuttle applications; 96 reentry thermal cycles and 1,438 hours of vacuum storage. Tests of less expensive molded plastic seals indicated a need for improved materials to provide equivalent performance to the machined seals.

  11. Concept Evaluation for Hydraulic Yaw System

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2013-01-01

    The yaw system is the subsystem on a wind turbine which ensures that the rotor plane of the turbine always is facing the wind direction. Studies from [1] show that a soft yaw system may be utilized to dampen the loads in the wind turbine structure. The soft yaw system operates much like a suspension system on a car, leading the loads away from the turbine structure. However, to realize a soft hydraulic yaw system a new design concept must be found. As a part of the development of the new concept a preliminary concept evaluation has been conducted, evaluating seven different hydraulic yaw concepts, ranging from a one-to-one copy of the electrical drive (electrical drives replaced by hydraulic dittos), to floating suspension systems mounted on hydraulic cylinders. Rough calculations of size and consequences of the different systems are presented ending up with the final concept for further investigation. Loads and yaw demands are based on the IEC 61400-1 standard for wind turbine design, and the loads for this examination are extrapolated from the HAWC2 aeroelastic design code. The concepts are based on a 5 MW off-shore turbine.

  12. Hydraulics.

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    Decker, Robert L.; Kirby, Klane

    This curriculum guide contains a course in hydraulics to train entry-level workers for automotive mechanics and other fields that utilize hydraulics. The module contains 14 instructional units that cover the following topics: (1) introduction to hydraulics; (2) fundamentals of hydraulics; (3) reservoirs; (4) lines, fittings, and couplers; (5)…

  13. Dynamic behavior of upper hydraulic drive control rod

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    200 MW nuclear heating reactor (NHR) is developed based on 5 MW testing heating reactor (THR-5). If 200 MW NHR is constructed as commercial demonstration reactor, it will be used as heat source for desalination or urban heat supply. In order to improve its economics INET has been optimized its structure design. The upper hydraulic drive control rod just is the optimization result. the control rod drive is located at the upper part of reactor core, the fuel rod in each corner of the bundle will not be removed as THR-5. In order to investigate the dynamic behavior of the upper control rod driving system, the method of characteristics based on solving the equations of continuity and momentum is used. The mathematical model includes all component modules (pump, valve, impulse cylinder, drive cylinder, etc.). The typical actions of control rod, withdraw, insertion and scram with relation to the parameters of driving system are studied sufficiently. The variation of physical parameters will lead to vary of dynamic behavior of control rod certainly. The temperature characteristic of hydraulic drive control rod is important on its reliable operating. This paper will this question and obtain the reasonable design parameters. (authors)

  14. Control device for hydraulic pressure of control rod driving

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    The present invention concerns a control rod drives suitable to a BWR type reactor scram system. One of the purposes for the patrol around the hydraulic pressure control device is monitoring for the nitrogen gas pressure. However, since the pressure gage for the nitrogen gas has been disposed below a nitrogen vessel, pressure reading involves a problem in view of easiness leading. Further, a bursting plate is disposed for the protection of the nitrogen vessel, but the plate is disposed also at the downmost portion in the nitrogen vessel to possibly cause unexpected bursting due to the reduction of wall thickness by corrosion. The object of the present invention is to provide an improvement therefor. That is, an instrumentation block is disposed in the upper portion of the nitrogen vessel. Then, a pressure gage and a bursting plate are attached to the instrumentation block. In this way, since the pressure gage can be disposed at a level of an operator's eye, the gradations can be read easily. Further, since the bursting plate situated at a position most remote from water in the nitrogen vessel, deposition of water causing corrosion can be prevented. (I.S.)

  15. Sliding Control with Chattering Elimination for Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the development of a sliding mode control scheme with chattering elimination, generally applicable for position tracking control of electro-hydraulic valve-cylinder drives. The proposed control scheme requires only common data sheet information, no knowledge on load characteristics, and employs piston- and valve spool positions- and load- and supply pressure feedback. The main target is to overcome problems with linear controllers deteriorating performance due to the inherent nonlinear nature of such systems. In order to accomplish this task, an integral sliding mode controller is developed for the control derivative based on a reduced order model. Simulation results demonstrate strong robustness when subjected to parameter perturbations and that chattering is eliminated.

  16. Hydraulic fluid properties and its influence on system performance

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    Singireddy, Swaroop Reddy; Javalagi, Santosh

    2012-01-01

    Hence hydraulic fluid is the medium of power transfer in hydraulic equipment, it is important to know the properties of hydraulic fluids and its influence on system performance. There are different types of fluids based on their availability, working purpose etc. So selection of fluid depends on the working conditions of the hydraulic equipment. So to select a fluid one has to be clear about the operating conditions of hydraulic equipment and this can be achieved by testing the equipment with...

  17. Hydraulic Press with LS System for Modelling of Plastic Working Operations

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    Janusz Pluta

    2008-01-01

    At first, the paper describes destination of the presented hydraulic press. Next, the substance of load sensing (LS) systems’ operation was introduced, and electro-hydraulic system of this type, installed in laboratory hydraulic press, was described. The control and measurement circuit of the device was also described, and exemplary test results obtained during plastic working operations on soft non-ferrous alloys were presented.

  18. Application of multi-objective controller to optimal tuning of PID gains for a hydraulic turbine regulating system using adaptive grid particle swam optimization.

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    Chen, Zhihuan; Yuan, Yanbin; Yuan, Xiaohui; Huang, Yuehua; Li, Xianshan; Li, Wenwu

    2015-05-01

    A hydraulic turbine regulating system (HTRS) is one of the most important components of hydropower plant, which plays a key role in maintaining safety, stability and economical operation of hydro-electrical installations. At present, the conventional PID controller is widely applied in the HTRS system for its practicability and robustness, and the primary problem with respect to this control law is how to optimally tune the parameters, i.e. the determination of PID controller gains for satisfactory performance. In this paper, a kind of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, named adaptive grid particle swarm optimization (AGPSO) is applied to solve the PID gains tuning problem of the HTRS system. This newly AGPSO optimized method, which differs from a traditional one-single objective optimization method, is designed to take care of settling time and overshoot level simultaneously, in which a set of non-inferior alternatives solutions (i.e. Pareto solution) is generated. Furthermore, a fuzzy-based membership value assignment method is employed to choose the best compromise solution from the obtained Pareto set. An illustrative example associated with the best compromise solution for parameter tuning of the nonlinear HTRS system is introduced to verify the feasibility and the effectiveness of the proposed AGPSO-based optimization approach, as compared with two another prominent multi-objective algorithms, i.e. Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGAII) and Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm II (SPEAII), for the quality and diversity of obtained Pareto solutions set. Consequently, simulation results show that this AGPSO optimized approach outperforms than compared methods with higher efficiency and better quality no matter whether the HTRS system works under unload or load conditions. PMID:25481821

  19. Common cause failure analysis of hydraulic scram and control rod systems in the Swedish and Finnish BWR plants

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    The main task of the project included the analysis of the operating experiences at the BWRs of ABB Atom design, comprising 9 units in Sweden and 2 in Finland. International experience and reference information were also surveyed. A reference application was done for the Barsebaeck plant. This pilot study covered all systems which contribute to the reactor shutdown, including also the actuation relays at the interface to the reactor protection system. The Common Load Model was used as the quantification method, which proved to be a practicable approach. This method provides a consistent handling of failure combinatorics and workable extension to evaluate localized dependence between adjacent control rod and drive assemblies (CRDAs). As part of this project, instructions of handbook style were prepared for the CCF analysis of high redundancy systems. The primary focus in the analysis of operating experience was placed on the scram valves and CRDAs. Due to the limited component population, the experiences for the scram valve constitute only a few single failures and some potential but none actual CCF event. These insights are compatible with the generic data for these valves. The experiences for the CRDAs include several single failures, and some actual and many potential CCF events of varying degree of functional impact. Special emphasis was placed to identify any multiple failure or degradation indicating that adjacent rods would be more vulnerable to failure, because such phenomena are far more critical for the scram function as compared to failure of randomly placed rods. 17 refs

  20. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 2. UNIT X, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS--HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS (PART II).

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    THIS MODULE OF A 25-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS USED ON DIESEL POWERED VEHICLES. TOPICS ARE (1) CHECKING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM, (2) SERVICING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM, (3) EXAMINING THE RANGE CONTROL VALVE, (4) EXAMINING THE LOCK-UP AND FLOW VALVE, (5) EXAMINING THE MAIN REGULATOR…

  1. A novel energy recovery system for parallel hybrid hydraulic excavator.

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    Li, Wei; Cao, Baoyu; Zhu, Zhencai; Chen, Guoan

    2014-01-01

    Hydraulic excavator energy saving is important to relieve source shortage and protect environment. This paper mainly discusses the energy saving for the hybrid hydraulic excavator. By analyzing the excess energy of three hydraulic cylinders in the conventional hydraulic excavator, a new boom potential energy recovery system is proposed. The mathematical models of the main components including boom cylinder, hydraulic motor, and hydraulic accumulator are built. The natural frequency of the proposed energy recovery system is calculated based on the mathematical models. Meanwhile, the simulation models of the proposed system and a conventional energy recovery system are built by AMESim software. The results show that the proposed system is more effective than the conventional energy saving system. At last, the main components of the proposed energy recovery system including accumulator and hydraulic motor are analyzed for improving the energy recovery efficiency. The measures to improve the energy recovery efficiency of the proposed system are presented. PMID:25405215

  2. Simulation of Dynamics of System with Hydraulic Lines and Linear Hydraulic Motor with Mass Load

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    Vašina M.; Hružík L.; Bure?ek A.

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with the numerical simulation of dynamic properties of the system consisting of hydraulic lines and linear hydraulic motor with a mass load. The mathematical model is created using Matlab SimHydraulics software. Oil bulk modulus, elasticity and volumes of pipes and hoses play a significant role in this case. Mathematical models are verified on experimental equipment. Pressure and position responses during sudden stop of a moving cylinder are measured on this equipment.

  3. Powered orthosis and attachable power-assist device with Hydraulic Bilateral Servo System.

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    Ohnishi, Kengo; Saito, Yukio; Oshima, Toru; Higashihara, Takanori

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses the developments and control strategies of exoskeleton-type robot systems for the application of an upper limb powered orthosis and an attachable power-assist device for care-givers. Hydraulic Bilateral Servo System, which consist of a computer controlled motor, parallel connected hydraulic actuators, position sensors, and pressure sensors, are installed in the system to derive the joint motion of the exoskeleton arm. The types of hydraulic component structure and the control strategy are discussed in relation to the design philosophy and target joints motions. PMID:24110321

  4. Automated Hydraulic System Design and Power Management in Mobile Applications

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    Pedersen, Henrik Clemmensen

    2007-01-01

    Since the first oil crisis in the beginning of the 1970'ties there have been an increasing focus on energy and energy consumption, in the latter years also driven by the climate changes that are taking place. Hydraulic systems have, however, traditionally been characterised by low system efficiency and therefore there is today a shift towards using electric drives as replacement for hydraulic drives. There are, however, a number of different areas, where hydraulic systems offers possibilities that cannot be matched by electric drives, as the hydraulic systems are typically characterised by a much higher force, torque and power density. One of these areas is the mobile hydraulic area, which generally comprise all type of off-highway machinery, such as construction equipment, agricultural equipment etc. But where hydraulic systems earlier was designed with primary focus on cost, dynamic performance and accuracy, energy consumption is becoming an ever more important design parameter. At the same time as the first oil crisis the first hydraulic load sensing (LS) systems also emerged on the market, which, compared to the other systems of the time, offered significant energy saving potentials and which today are found on most medium and high-end mobile hydraulic machinery. Despite the energy saving potentials that these systems posses, compared to the other open-circuit hydraulic system topologies, LS-system may still be subject to very low system efficiencies if not designed correctly. This is typically the case for systems, with highly varying operating conditions and where more work functions (consumers) are operated simultaneously. The low system efficiency is in this regard not necessarily due to low component efficiencies, which often actually have an efficiency comparable to that of electrical machines if operated in the intended and optimal work area, but due to an inappropriate system layout. Most of the power lost in open circuit hydraulic system systems is in this regard in the transmission part, i.e. hosesand fittings, and the valves used to control the system. A large part of the design task is therefore to design the system so these losses may be minimised. The problem with this is that there exist no methods for how to do this, and the design task may generally be a very complex process, which requires substantial prior knowledge and experience. Having designed a systems no methods do either not exist for ensuring that the system designed is actually suited for a given application. Today a change is furthermore happening, where new and more intelligent components, which are electrically controllable, are emerging and more and more sensors are finding their way into the hydraulic machines. This also means that the door is opened for a new range of possibilities with regard to better system utilisation. The latter is both in regard to new functions and facilities, but also with regard to utilising the system in the most energy optimal way, ensuring that all components are working under the most optimal operating conditions. The above in this way constitute the background for the work that is the basis of this report, which deals with how to design and control open-circuit hydraulic systems with multiple consumers to obtain the largest energy utilization, when also considering other design parameters like installation cost, complexity and system performance. The report begins with a presentation and definition of the problem considered and a review of the work that has been made within the area of hydraulic load sensing (LS) systems throughout the last three decades. Through this, the different stability problems that are often encountered in LS-systems are explained along with how they may be avoided. In addition hereto an overview of the work that has been made in relation to electronic load sensing (ELS) systems is presented along with an overview of the other energy efficient system topologies that exist. Finally the first part is completed with an overview of the main contributions from the present work,also d

  5. Rubber seals for fluid and hydraulic systems

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    Chandrasekaran, Chellappa

    2009-01-01

    Rubber Seals for Fluid and Hydraulic Systems is a comprehensive guide to the manufacturing and applications of rubber seals, with essential coverage for industry sectors including aviation, oil drilling and the automotive industry. Fluid leakage costs industry millions of dollars every year. In addition to wasted money, unattended leaks can result in downtime, affect product quality, pollute the environment, and cause injury. Successful sealing involves containment of fluid within a system while excluding the contaminants; the resilience of rubber enables it to be used to achi

  6. HYDRAULICS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN MAIN CHANNEL SYSTEM: CONSIDERATIONS FROM A MULTIUSE MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT

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    The report examines the relationships among hydraulic elements in the Atchafalaya Basin floodway system in terms of discharge regime, sediment load, channel form and size, flood control, water surface slope, bank elevation, overbank capacity, dredging requirements, and spoil disp...

  7. Simulation of control valve imperfections in hydraulic servos

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    Hydraulic servos employ four way valves to direct fluid flow into the chambers of the motor. The valve can be commanded by an electrical signal or a mechanical signal. High performance valves require great precision in their mechanical dimensions. The valve is ideally symmetrical; the flow characteristics of the left side should match those of the right side. Any asymmetry in the valve will results in transients on start-up and a static offset in position servos. This paper presents a derivation of a hydraulic servo valve in which the dynamic characteristics of each flow path is accounted for. The equations are combined with the state variable equations of a hydraulic motor, and a control law to obtain a model of a hydraulic servo. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the effect of valve imperfections on the start-up transient

  8. MONITORING INTENSE THE DEFORMED CONDITION HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTIONS MELIORATIVE SYSTEMS ?????????? ??????????-???????????????? ????????? ???????????????? ?????????? ????????????? ??????

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    Volosoukhin V. A.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Results of operational monitoring are given is long maintained GTS of meliorative systems with nondestructive control methods. Possibility of use of devices of nondestructive control is especially noted at inspection of hydraulic engineering constructions, on an example of water carrying out channels that allows operatively, without additional damages, to receive an objective assessment of their technical condition. When using this approach, there is a possibility justification of parameters of defects and damages, which is impossible to establish at visual survey. The program complex for modeling of a technical condition of holding channels for calculation of predicted term of their service is also presented

  9. Analysis of and H? Controller Design For An Electro-Hydraulic Servo Pressure Regulator

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2011-01-01

    Currently mobile hydraulics is in a transition phase, where electronic sensors and digital signal processors are becoming standard on a high number of machines, hereby replacing hydraulic pilot lines and offering new possibilities with regard to both control and feasibility. As most open-circuit pumps are still hydraulically controlled, there is however still a need for being able to generate a hydraulic pilot pressure. The focus of the current paper is on the analysis and controller design of an electrohydraulic servo pressure regulator, which generates a hydraulic LS-pressure for a variable displacement pump based on an electrical reference. The paper first presents the considered system and an experimentally verified model of this. A linearized model and a stability analysis is then presented, based on which an H?control strategy is selected. A nominal performance and a robustly stable controller are designed and tested in simulation and experimentally. Finally both controllers are compared to the reference system, finding that similar performance may be obtained, but the used FPGA limits the performance.

  10. Analysis of an controller design for an electro-hydraulic servo pressure regulator

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    Pedersen, Henrik C.; Andersen, Torben Ole; Madsen, A. M.; Dahl, M.; Nielsen, B.K.; Stubkier, Sřren

    2010-01-01

    Mobile hydraulics is in a transition phase, where electronic sensors and digital signal processors are starting to become standard on a high number of machines, hereby replacing hydraulic pilot lines and oering new possibilities with regard to both control and feasibility. For controlling some of the existing hydraulic components there are, however, still a need for being able to generate a hydraulic pilot pressure, as e.g. almost all open-circuit pumps are hydraulically controlled. The focus...

  11. State of the art-hydraulic yaw systems for wind turbines

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2011-01-01

    This paper addresses the yawing systems of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT’s). HAWT’s represents close to all of the commercial large wind turbines sold today and must be considered state-of-the art within wind turbine technology. Two choices exists when considering components for the active yaw system of a HAWT, electro-mechanical or hydraulic components. In the first generation of larger WT’s hydraulic yaw systems outnumbered the electrical, but in the more recent years there has been a clear shift toward electrical drives, where the yaw drive consist of multiple induction motors each mounted with a reduction gear. This paper presents state-of-the art within; hydraulic yaw system design and control of yaw systems in general. Primary focus on the advantages and disadvantages of using a hydraulic system for controlling the yaw of a wind turbine with a soft yaw concept.

  12. Fundamental Research on Hydraulic Systems Driven by Alternating Flow

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    Ioan-Lucian Marcu; Daniel-Vasile Banyai

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a new approach to rotary hydraulic systems, and the functional principles of rotary hydraulic systems that can work using alternating flows. Hydraulic transmissions using alternating flows are based on bidirectional displacement of a predefined volume of fluid through the connection pipes between the alternating flow, the pressure energy generator and the motor. The paper also presents some considerations regarding the basic calculation formulas, the design and testing pri...

  13. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting: Volume 1, Plenary session; Advanced reactor research; advanced control system technology; advanced instrumentation and control hardware; human factors research; probabilistic risk assessment topics; thermal hydraulics; thermal hydraulic research for advanced passive LWRs

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    Monteleone, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [comp.

    1994-04-01

    This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included papers presented by researchers from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The titles of the papers and the names of the authors have been updated and may differ from those that appeared in the final program of the meeting. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. This document, Volume 1 covers the following topics: Advanced Reactor Research; Advanced Instrumentation and Control Hardware; Advanced Control System Technology; Human Factors Research; Probabilistic Risk Assessment Topics; Thermal Hydraulics; and Thermal Hydraulic Research for Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors.

  14. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting: Volume 1, Plenary session; Advanced reactor research; advanced control system technology; advanced instrumentation and control hardware; human factors research; probabilistic risk assessment topics; thermal hydraulics; thermal hydraulic research for advanced passive LWRs

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    This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included papers presented by researchers from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The titles of the papers and the names of the authors have been updated and may differ from those that appeared in the final program of the meeting. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. This document, Volume 1 covers the following topics: Advanced Reactor Research; Advanced Instrumentation and Control Hardware; Advanced Control System Technology; Human Factors Research; Probabilistic Risk Assessment Topics; Thermal Hydraulics; and Thermal Hydraulic Research for Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors

  15. Borehole hydraulic coal mining system analysis

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    Floyd, E. L.

    1977-01-01

    The borehole hydraulic coal mining system accesses the coal seam through a hole drilled in the overburden. The mining device is lowered through the hole into the coal seam where it fragments the coal with high pressure water jets which pump it to the surface as a slurry by a jet pump located in the center of the mining device. The coal slurry is then injected into a pipeline for transport to the preparation plant. The system was analyzed for performance in the thick, shallow coal seams of Wyoming, and the steeply pitching seams of western Colorado. Considered were all the aspects of the mining operation for a 20-year mine life, producing 2,640,000 tons/yr. Effects on the environment and the cost of restoration, as well as concern for health and safety, were studied. Assumptions for design of the mine, the analytical method, and results of the analysis are detailed.

  16. New requirements for hydraulic control fluids and discharge to sea gives unexpected operational problems

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    Soerum, Anders

    2006-03-15

    Objective: Replacing existing hydraulic control fluids at all Statoils Subsea Installations to meet the new SFT requirements 1) What makes the change of fluid so sensitive regarding system-operability and long term reliability. Statoil's subsea hydraulic control fluids are basicly water based fluids with approximately 90% water/glycol content, the remaining 10% are additives to contribute to lubricity, general properties and long term stability. Having close to 300 different materials making interactions between each other and the properties of the hydraulic fluid, make any reactions difficult to predict. (chemical/ and galvanic reactions). 2) The consequences of failing in replacing the existing hydraulic fluids could be a full stop in part of Statoils subsea production. Some facts about the hydraulic fluids are presented. The study concludes that the investments of millions NOK and the time and focus from specialists and engineers from the major suppliers (and the oil-industri), have not only contributed to an environmentally better product, but also to a much better understanding of the complexity in the design of more acceptable hydraulic control-fluids. (Author)

  17. Turbogas control unit using a hydraulic interface; Control de una unidad turbogas usando una interfase hidraulica

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    Ramirez Palacios, Ignacio Ramon; Castelo Cuevas, Luis [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: irrp@iie.org.mx; lcastelo@iie.org.mx; Escarcega Navarrete, Luis [Servi-Control Monterrey S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)]. E-mail: lescarcega@servicontrol.com

    2010-11-15

    This paper presents the design and implementation of the control system of the Turbo Generator Unit (TGU) GE 5001, placed in Laguna Chavez power generation facility in Gomez Palacio, Dgo., Mexico. This TGU had been operating with an old control system, back to the 70's. The positioning of the control valves was carried out using a complex electro-hydraulic system. For the modernization of the control system, we use latest PLC technology and a current to pressure converter to communicate the PLC with the hydraulic control valves. The new control system helped us to obtain a best response at the start and generation phases, as well as an increase in the availability of the unit. We show the old and the new control architectures besides plot results obtained at the different operation points. [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta la implementacion y diseno del sistema de control de una Unidad Turbogas (UTG) GE-5001 de la Central Turbogas Laguna Chavez de CFE ubicada en Gomez Palacio, Durango, la cual originalmente era controlada mediante un sistema de control con tecnologia de los anos 70's. El posicionamiento de las valvulas de control se realizaba mediante un sistema electro-hidraulico complejo. Para la modernizacion del sistema de control a uno con tecnologia de punta fue necesario utilizar una interfase hidraulica por medio de un convertidor de corriente/presion (I/P) para el posicionamiento de las valvulas originales. Con la modernizacion se mejoro la respuesta del control asi como el incremento de la disponibilidad de la unidad. Se presentan la arquitectura anterior y actual de sistema de control asi como graficas de los resultados obtenidos en diferentes puntos de operacion de la UTG.

  18. Boosted PWM open loop control of hydraulic proportional valves

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    This paper presents an innovative open loop control technique for direct single stage hydraulic proportional valves whose response rate is significantly higher than that obtained by standard open loop control techniques, even comparable to more costly commercial closed loop systems. Different from standard open loop techniques, which provide the coil with a constant current proportional to the target position, the control strategy proposed in this paper employs the peak and hold (P and H) technique, widely used in Diesel engine modern supply systems, to boost the duty cycle value of the pulse width modulation (PWM) signal for a short time, namely during the spool displacement, while maintaining a lower duty cycle for holding the spool in the required opening position. The developed 'boosted PWM' technique only requires a low cost microcontroller, such as a peripheral interface controller (PIC) equipped with a metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) power driver. The PWM parameters are calibrated as a function of the spool displacement so as to maximize the response rate without introducing overshoots: the collected data are stored in the PIC. Different valve opening procedures with step response have been compared to demonstrate the merits of the proposed boosted PWM technique. No overshoots have been registered. Moreover, the proposed method is characterized by a significantly higher response rate with respect to a standard open loop control, which approximately has the same control, which approximately has the same cost. Similar experimental tests show that the proposed boosted PWM technique has a response rate even higher than that provided by the more costly commercial closed loop system mounted on the valve, and it produces no overshoots

  19. Parameter Designing for Heave Compensation Hydraulic System Installed in Deepwater

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    Zhao Teng

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The function diagram of active heave compensation hydraulic system has been given, besides, the mathematics model for the principal hydraulic components of the compensation system has been built, and the input-output relation between components has been made clear. Aimed at compensating work capacity for the system, design and research on parameters as the bearing pressure, the initial state and the maximum flow of hydraulic cylinder, accumulator and other principal components have been made separately, and standardized design has been accomplished in accordance with relevant standards. Furthermore, calculus and verification for the capacity of the hydraulic system in different working stages have been made in order to calculate the pressure lose of the system and provide objective data for the hardware system design of the hydraulic components of the heave compensation system.

  20. Hydraulically actuated hexapod robots design, implementation and control

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    Nonami, Kenzo; Irawan, Addie; Daud, Mohd Razali

    2014-01-01

    Legged robots are a promising locomotion system, capable of performing tasks that conventional vehicles cannot. Even more exciting is the fact that this is a rapidly developing field of study for researchers from a variety of disciplines. However, only a few books have been published on the subject of multi-legged robots. The main objective of this book is to describe some of the major control issues concerning walking robots that the authors have faced over the past 10 years. A second objective is to focus especially on very large hydraulically driven hexapod robot locomotion weighing more than 2,000 kg, making this the first specialized book on this topic. The 10 chapters of the book touch on diverse relevant topics such as design aspects, implementation issues, modeling for control, navigation and control, force and impedance control-based walking, fully autonomous walking, walking and working tasks of hexapod robots, and the future of walking robots. The construction machines of the future will very likel...

  1. 1st International Conference on Hydraulic Design in Water Resources Engineering : Channels and Channel Control Structures

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    1984-01-01

    The development of water resources has proceeded at an amazing speed around the world in the last few decades. The hydraulic engineer has played his part: in constructing much larger artificial channels than ever before, larger and more sophisticated control structures, and systems of irrigation, drainage and water supply channels in which the flow by its nature is complex and unsteady requiring computer-based techniques at both the design and operation stage. It seemed appropriate to look briefly at some of the developments in hydraulic design resulting from this situation. Hence the idea of the Conference was formed. The Proceedings of the Conference show that hydraulic engineers have been able to acquire a very substantial base of design capability from the experience of the period referred to. The most outstanding development to have occurred is in the combination of physical and mathematical modelling, which in hydraulic engineering has followed a parallel path to that in other branches of engineering sc...

  2. Engine including hydraulically actuated valvetrain and method of valve overlap control

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    Cowgill, Joel (White Lake, MI)

    2012-05-08

    An exhaust valve control method may include displacing an exhaust valve in communication with the combustion chamber of an engine to an open position using a hydraulic exhaust valve actuation system and returning the exhaust valve to a closed position using the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly. During closing, the exhaust valve may be displaced for a first duration from the open position to an intermediate closing position at a first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a first mode. The exhaust valve may be displaced for a second duration greater than the first duration from the intermediate closing position to a fully closed position at a second velocity at least eighty percent less than the first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a second mode.

  3. Structure Parameters Optimization Analysis of Hydraulic Hammer System

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    Guoping Yang; Jian Fang

    2012-01-01

    In order to improve the impact performance, the structure of hydraulic hammer should be optimized. In this paper, the ranges of eight vital structure parameters of piston and reversing valve system of hydraulic hammer were selected firstly; and then found the best value of different parameters under experiments with the method of computer optimization and the parametric analysis method provided by ADAMS software. These methods worked and the best design values of parameters of hydraulic hamme...

  4. A conceptual model of check dam hydraulics for gully control

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    C. Castillo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available There is little information in scientific literature regarding the modifications induced by check dam systems in flow regimes in restored gully reaches, despite it being a crucial issue for the design of conservation measures. Here, we develop a conceptual model to classify flow regimes in straight rectangular channels for initial and dam-filling conditions as well as a method of estimating efficiency in order to provide guidelines for optimal design. The model integrates several previous mathematical approaches for assessing the main processes involved (hydraulic jump HJ, impact flow, gradually varied flows. Its performance was compared with the simulations obtained from IBER, a bi-dimensional hydrodynamic model. The impact of check dam spacing (defined by the geometric factor of influence c on efficiency was explored. Eleven main classifications of flow regimes were identified depending on the element and level of influence. The model produced similar results when compared with IBER, but led to higher estimations of HJ and impact lengths. Total influence guaranteed maximum efficiency and HJ control defining the location of the optimal c. Geometric total influence (c = 1 was a valid criterion for the different stages of the structures in a wide range of situations provided that hydraulic roughness conditions remained high within the gully, e.g. through revegetation. Our total influence criterion involved shorter spacing than that habitually recommended in technical manuals for restoration, but was in line with those values found in spontaneous and stable step-pools systems, which might serve as a reference for man-made interventions.

  5. System for Continuous Deaeration of Hydraulic Oil

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    Anderson, Christopher W.

    2006-01-01

    A system for continuous, rapid deaeration of hydraulic oil has been built to replace a prior system that effected deaeration more slowly in a cyclic pressure/ vacuum process. Such systems are needed because (1) hydraulic oil has an affinity for air, typically containing between 10 and 15 volume percent of air and (2) in the original application for which these systems were built, there is a requirement to keep the proportion of dissolved air below 1 volume percent because a greater proportion can lead to pump cavitation and excessive softness in hydraulic-actuator force-versus-displacement characteristics. In addition to overcoming several deficiencies of the prior deaeration system, the present system removes water from the oil. The system (see figure) includes a pump that continuously circulates oil at a rate of 10 gal/min (38 L/min) between an 80-gal (303-L) airless reservoir and a tank containing a vacuum. When the circulation pump is started, oil is pumped, at a pressure of 120 psi (827 kPa), through a venturi tube below the tank with a connection to a stand-pipe in the tank. This action draws oil out of the tank via the standpipe. At the same time, oil is sprayed into the tank in a fine mist, thereby exposing a large amount of oil to the vacuum. When the oil level in the tank falls below the lower of two level switches, a vacuum pump is started, drawing a hard vacuum on the tank through a trap that collects any oil and water entrained in the airflow. When the oil level rises above higher of the two level switches or when the system is shut down, a solenoid valve between the tank and the vacuum pump is closed to prevent suction of oil into the vacuum pump. Critical requirements that the system is designed to satisfy include the following: 1) The circulation pump must have sufficient volume and pressure to operate the venturi tube and spray nozzles. 2) The venturi tube must be sized to empty the tank (except for the oil retained by the standpipe) and maintain a vacuum against the vacuum pump. 3) The tank must be strong enough to withstand atmospheric pressure against the vacuum inside and must have sufficient volume to enable exposure of a sufficiently large amount of sprayed oil to the vacuum. 4) The spray nozzles must be sized to atomize the oil and to ensure that the rate of flow of sprayed oil does not exceed the rate at which the venturi action can empty the tank. 5) The vacuum pump must produce a hard vacuum against the venturi tube and continue to work when it ingests some oil and water. 6) Fittings must be made vacuum tight (by use of O-rings) to prevent leakage of air into the system. The system is fully automatic, and can be allowed to remain in operation with very little monitoring. It is capable of reducing the air content of the oil from 11 to less than 1 volume percent in about 4 hours and to keep the water content below 100 parts per million.

  6. Trends in Design of Water Hydraulics : Motion Control and Open-Ended Solutions

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    Conrad, Finn Technical University of Denmark,

    2005-01-01

    The paper presents and discusses a R&D-view on trends in development and best practise in design of both low-pressure and high-pressure tap water hydraulic components and systems for motion control as well as open-ended solutions various industrial applications. The focus is on the advantages using ordinary tap water and the range of application areas are illustrated with examples, in particular within the food processing industry, humidification operations, water mist systems for fire fighting, high water pressure cleaners, water moisturising systems for wood processing, lumber drying process and mobile machines and equipment that operate in environmentally sensitive surroundings. Today’s progress in water hydraulics includes electro-water hydraulic proportional valves and servovalves for design of motion control solutions for machines and robots. The remarkable property is that the components operate with pure water from the tap without additives of any kind. Hence water hydraulics takes the benefit of purewater as fluid being environmentally friendly, easy to clean sanitary design, non-toxic, non-flammable, inexpensive, readily available and easily disposable. The low-pressure tap water hydraulic systems cover up to around 50 bar, and 2-4 kW having a strong potential to compete with pneumatic and electrical solutions in many applications. The high-pressure water hydraulic systems cover typically up to 160 bar pressure from pump and to motors and actuators 140 bar. Recently, dedicated pumps and accessories running with sea-water as fluid are available. A unique solution is to use reverse osmosis to generate drinking water from sea-water, and furthermore for several off-shore applications. Furthermore, tap water hydraulic components of the Nessie® family and examples of measured performance characteristics are presented and the trends in industrial applications and need for future are discussed.

  7. Acceptance Test Report for 241-SY Pump Cradle Hydraulic System

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    The purpose of this ATP is to verify that hydraulic system/cylinder procured to replace the cable/winch system on the 101-SY Mitigation Pump cradle assembly fulfills its functional requirements for raising and lowering the cradle assembly between 70 and 90 degrees, both with and without pump. A system design review was performed on the 101-SY Cradle Hydraulic System by the vendor before shipping (See WHC-SD-WM-DRR-045, 241-SY-101 Cradle Hydraulic System Design Review). The scope of this plan focuses on verification of the systems ability to rotate the cradle assembly and any load through the required range of motion

  8. 49 CFR 570.57 - Air brake system and air-over-hydraulic brake subsystem.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Air brake system and air-over-hydraulic brake subsystem. 570...570.57 Air brake system and air-over-hydraulic brake subsystem. ...brake and air-over-hydraulic brake systems. Trailer(s)...

  9. Effects of turbine's selection on hydraulic transients in the long pressurized water conveyance system

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    Zhou, J. X.; Hu, M.; Cai, F. L.; Huang, X. T.

    2014-03-01

    For a hydropower station with longer water conveyance system, an optimum turbine's selection will be beneficial to its reliable and stable operation. Different optional turbines will result in possible differences of the hydraulic characteristics in the hydromechanical system, and have different effects on the hydraulic transients' analysis and control. Therefore, the premise for turbine's selection is to fully understand the properties of the optional turbines and their effects on the hydraulic transients. After a brief introduction of the simulation models for hydraulic transients' computation and stability analysis, the effects of hydraulic turbine's characteristics at different operating points on the hydro-mechanical system's free vibration analysis were theoretically investigated with the hydraulic impedance analysis of the hydraulic turbine. For a hydropower station with long water conveyance system, based on the detailed hydraulic transients' computation respectively for two different optional turbines, the effects of the turbine's selection on hydraulic transients were analyzed. Furthermore, considering different operating conditions for each turbine and the similar operating conditions for these two turbines, free vibration analysis was comprehensively carried out to reveal the effects of turbine's impedance on system's vibration characteristics. The results indicate that, respectively with two different turbines, most of the controlling parameters under the worst cases have marginal difference, and few shows obvious differences; the turbine's impedances under different operating conditions have less effect on the natural angular frequencies; different turbine's characteristics and different operating points have obvious effects on system's vibration stability; for the similar operating conditions of these two turbines, system's vibration characteristics are basically consistent with each other.

  10. 46 CFR 128.240 - Hydraulic or pneumatic power and control-materials and pressure design.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Hydraulic or pneumatic power and control-materials...Materials and Pressure Design § 128.240 Hydraulic or pneumatic power and control—materials...flanges, and standard valves) for hydraulic or pneumatic power and control...

  11. Output Feedback Control of Electro-Hydraulic Cylinder Drives using the Twisting Algorithm

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the utilization of the so-called twisting algorithm when applied in output feedback position control schemes for electro-hydraulic cylinder drives. The twisting controller was the first second order sliding controller ever introduced, and can structure-wise be considered a straight forward extension of the simplest first order sliding controller, that is, a relay controller. Such a controller may be implemented without the knowledge of system time constants etc., as opposed to the surface based first order sliding controllers which has been presented in numerous contributions in literature. This paper considers the twisting algorithm when applied directly for output feedback control, and with the design based on a reduced order model representation of an arbitrary valve driven hydraulic cylinder drive. The consequence of implementing such a controller with the well-known saturation-, or boundary layer method is discussed, and the control operation inside- and outside the boundary layer region is considered. Furthermore, the global stability of such a controller is discussed, with emphasis on possible local instability modes. Results demonstrate that the proposed output feedback controller may be successfully applied to hydraulic valve driven cylinder drives, with performance being on the level with a conventional surface based first order sliding mode controller.

  12. Development of A Hydraulic Drive for a novel Diesel-Hydraulic system for Large commercial Vehicles

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    Stecki, J. S.; Conrad, Finn

    2002-01-01

    The objectives and results of the research project Hybrid Diesel-Hydraulic System for Large commercial vehicles, e.g. urban freight delivery, buses or garbage trucks. The paper presents and discusses the research and development of the system, modelling approach and results from preliminary performance tests on a 10 ton vehicle.

  13. Hydraulic Soft Yaw System for Multi MW Wind Turbines

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    Stubkier, SŘren

    2013-01-01

    Horizontal axis wind turbines utilize a yaw system to keep the rotor plane of the wind turbine perpendicular to the main wind direction. If the wind direction changes, the wind turbine follows the direction change by yawing. If the wind turbine does not yaw, there will be a reduction in produced energy and an increase in the loading of the wind turbine structure and components. This dissertation examines the hypothesis that there are advantages of basing a yaw system on hydraulic components instead of normal electrical components. This is done through a state of the art analysis followed by a systematic concept generation and analysis of different concepts, where a single concept is chosen for further analysis. A preliminary analysis, based on simulations of the NREL 5 MW turbine modified to include a soft yaw system, show that the soft yaw concept chosen leads to signicant load reductions in the wind turbine yaw system along with minor reductions in the blades and main shaft. Optimization of the damping and stiffness of the hydraulic soft yaw system have been conducted and an optimum found for load reduction. Linear control algorithms for control of damping pressure peaks have been developed and tested in simulations with success. To verify the results of the new hydraulic soft yaw concept a novel friction model for including coulomb in the yaw system is developed and implemented in the FAST aeroelastic code from NREL in order to include friction phenomena. A cosimulation interface between the full turbine code in FAST, and the mathematical model of the hydraulic yaw system in Matlab/Simulink and Amesim is developed in order to analyze a full scale model of the hydraulic yaw system in combination with the implemented friction model for the yaw system. These results are also promising regarding load reduction and operating conditions for the hydraulic components. The results for simulations of a normal stiff yaw system, a yaw system with friction plate yaw bearing and a yaw system with a roller type bearing with low friction are analyzed and so is the loading of the systems. Based on the results a full scale test rig is designed and constructed for workshop testing and model validation. The test rig is designed so that it is possible to apply loads directly from the FAST simulations and hence get realistic results. Results from the test rig are presented and analyzed and the hydraulic model validated for further testing in the co-simulation environment. All test are performed according to the standard IEC 61400-1; Wind turbines- Part 1: Design requirements, why the load cases may be recognized from this standard. The model is further used for testing of the developed self yaw system, which enables the turbine to yaw without any energy input, but simply by utilizing the loading from the wind to turn in the right direction. Further the concept of the over-load protection system is analyzed and found very efficient for lowering the ultimate loading on the wind turbine structure. The influence on theenergy capture is analyzed and by the present simulation standards it is hard to quantify the inuence of the soft yaw system, however, the energy capture is increased for situations including a yaw error. The research documented in this dissertation has contributed with a concept evaluation of nine concepts for hydraulic yaw systems and shown that the loading of the turbine structure may be damped if the yaw system is allowed to deflect under loading. An extensions of the open source wind turbine code FAST of a state of the art wind turbine including the yaw degree of freedom and friction in the yaw bearing has furthermore been made public available. A passive self yaw system has been designed, analyzed and patented for off grid operation and operation above rated wind speed. The positive effects of a well defined over-load protection system has also been analyzed and documented. The conclusion of the research presented in this dissertation is a product ready to be tailored to fit OEM prototype turbines for field tests.

  14. Investigation of Self Yaw and its Potential using a Hydraulic Soft Yaw System for 5 MW Wind Turbine

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2013-01-01

    The focus of the current paper is on a hydraulic soft yaw system, designed to reduce the loading of the turbine structure, by absorbing wind guest via the hydraulic system, but which also enables the system to be used as a self-aligning yaw system. The system is analyzed with basis in the NREL 5-MW turbine, modeled in FAST, in which a new robust method for implementing Coulomb friction is utilized. Based on this model and a model of the hydraulic system, the influence of friction and wind speed is investigated in relation to the possibility to use the system as a self-aligning yaw system. Similarly the behavior of the hydraulic system is analyzed and it is concluded that the hydraulic yaw system allows selfyaw under normal operating conditions for the turbine. Self-yaw control is possible in wind speeds above 12 m/s when yaw friction is kept below 1 MNm.

  15. Optimal Control of Nonlinear Hydraulic Networks in the Presence of Disturbance

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    Tahavori, Maryamsadat; Leth, John-Josef

    2014-01-01

    Water leakage is an important component of water loss. Many methods have emerged from urban water supply systems for leakage control, but it still remains a challenge in many countries. Pressure management is an effective way to reduce the leakage in a system. It can also reduce the power consumption. To this end, an optimal control strategy is proposed in this paper. In the water supply system model, the hydraulic resistance of the valve is estimated by the real data from a water supply system and it is considered to be a disturbance. The method which is used to solve the nonlinear optimal control problem is the interior point method. The method which is used in this paper can be used for a general hydraulic networks to optimize the leakage and energy consumption and to satisfy the demands at the end-users.

  16. An approach for second order control with finite time convergence for electro-hydraulic drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    Being a second order sliding algorithm, the super twisting algorithm is highly attractive for application in control of hydraulic drives and mechanical systems in general, as it utilizes only the control error while driving the control error as well as its derivative to zero for properly chosen algorithm parameters. However a discontinuous term internally in the control structure may excite pressures of transmission lines in hydraulic drives as the control structure strives to maintain the control error and its derivative equal to zero. In this paper a modified version of a controller based on the super twisting algorithm is proposed, with the focus of eliminating the discontinuous term in order to achieve a more smooth control operation. The convergence properties of the proposed controller are analyzed via a conservative phase plane analysis. Furthermore, homogeneity considerations imply finite time convergence of states to the origin under certain model assumptions. Results demonstrate the smooth control operation compared to the direct super twisting control approach while maintaining robustness properties in relation to position tracking of a hydraulic drive, under parameter perturbations, uncertainties and un-modeled dynamics.

  17. Structure Parameters Optimization Analysis of Hydraulic Hammer System

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    Guoping Yang

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available In order to improve the impact performance, the structure of hydraulic hammer should be optimized. In this paper, the ranges of eight vital structure parameters of piston and reversing valve system of hydraulic hammer were selected firstly; and then found the best value of different parameters under experiments with the method of computer optimization and the parametric analysis method provided by ADAMS software. These methods worked and the best design values of parameters of hydraulic hammer were obtained. At last, the optimal impact energy of virtual prototype of hydraulic breaking hammer was calculated and compared with the original impact performance. The results reveal that impact performance of hydraulic hammer has been improved significantly.

  18. Contested hydrohegemony: Hydraulic control and security in Turkey

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    Jeroen Warner

    2008-01-01

    The article seeks to expand the understanding of the emerging concept of hydrohegemony (Zeitoun and Warner, 2006). Illustrated by Turkeyżs strategy with respect to the EuphratesżTigris it looks at the layered nature of waterżrelated political strategies at different levels. The article therefore introduces hegemony as a layered phenomenon whose multiżlevel interactions impinge on each other. It zooms in on Turkish hegemony in its hydraulic control and security strategies, and the internat...

  19. Energy efficient control of working hydraulics; Energieeffiziente Ansteuerung der Arbeitshydraulik

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    Sgro, Sebastian; Vukovic, Milos; Murrenhoff, Hubertus [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Fluidtechnische Antriebe und Steuerungen (IFAS)

    2013-10-15

    Challenges such as declining fuel resources and global warming are forcing manufacturers of mobile working machines to increase the energy efficiency of their products. Within the framework of the project Steam, the Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at RWTH Aachen University are currently validating a holistic design approach aimed at improving the efficiency of both the internal combustion engine and the working hydraulics. (orig.)

  20. Design of a Hydraulic Motor System Driven by Compressed Air

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    Jyun-Jhe Yu

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design of a highly efficient pneumatic motor system. The air engine is currently the most generally used device to convert potential energy of compressed air into mechanical energy. However, the efficiency of the air engines is too low to provide sufficient operating range for the vehicle. In this study, the energy contained in compressed air/pressurized hydraulic oil is transformed by a hydraulic motor to mechanical energy to enhance the efficiency of using air power. To evaluate the theoretical efficiency, the principle of balance of energy is applied. The theoretical efficiency of converting air into hydraulic energy is found to be a function of pressure; thus, the maximum converting efficiency can be determined. To confirm the theoretical evaluation, a prototype of the pneumatic hydraulic system is built. The experiment verifies that the theoretical evaluation of the system efficiency is reasonable, and that the layout of the system is determined by the results of theoretical evaluation.

  1. State of Art of the CAREM-25 Hydraulic Control Rod Drives Feasibility Analysis

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    The proposed design adopted for the control rod drives for the CAREM reactor is based on a hydraulic system.As any innovative device, the design process requires to obtain experimental evidence to identify the most important control parameters and to set their relationship with other design parameters, in order to guarantee its feasibility as a previous step to the design qualification tests at the working conditions at the reactor.This paper features a global evaluation of the analysis performed and experimental results obtained in a low pressure loop, design improvements, limiting phenomena identified and corrective actions analyzed or proposed.The evaluation is based on a repetitivity, sensitivity and scalability study of the control parameters and test conditions, as well as the dynamic response between rod drive and the hydraulic system and features related with the mechanical design.Obtained results show that present system has an adequate response compatible with functional and manufacturing requirements

  2. Interrelationship between stomatal conductance and xylem hydraulic conductivity on transpiration control in water stressed grapevines.

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    LOVISOLO, Claudio; SCHUBERT, Andrea

    2000-01-01

    Stomatal conductance and root conductivity have been considered the main controlling factors of water flow in the plant. However, structure and efficiency of the xylem transport system can affect water movement. If exposed to water stress, plants reduce water flow rate decreasing the conductivity components of the transpiration pathway. The objective of this work was to investigate on the relative importance of hydraulic canopy conductivity versus stomatal conductance on the control of wat...

  3. A Frequency Response Approach to Sliding Control Design for Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Johansen, Per

    2014-01-01

    Sliding modes applied in control structures may generally provide for perfect control performance and robustness toward uncertain bounded parameters and disturbances, in the ideal case with infinite actuator bandwidth and switching frequency. However, in the context of physical systems, such performance cannot be realized due to finite actuator bandwidths and switching frequencies, which, in the case of direct application of sliding control terms, may lead to control chattering and high frequency oscillations in the system states. In order to compensate for this undesirable effect, the application of so-called boundary layers are commonly applied, guaranteeing sliding precision in some well-defined vicinity of the control target. Commonly the control target, or sliding manifold, is designed as some desired closed loop dynamics of the controlled plant, utilizing multiple states as feedback. However, when considering hydraulic cylinder drives, such full state feedback may not be available, and alternative approaches to conventional methods may be considered. This issue is addressed in this paper in regard to tracking control design for valve controlled hydraulic cylinder drives, and a design method taking its offset in linear analysis is proposed. The sliding manifold is designed based on a PI controller design, and the resulting controller provides for robustness outside a predefined boundary layer, and performance equivalent to the PI controller within the boundary layer. Results demonstrate improved tracking accuracy of the proposed controller compared the PI controller, and that performance of these controllers is equivalent within the boundary layer.

  4. More efficient fluid power systems using variable displacement hydraulic motors

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    Biedermann, Olaf; Engelhardt, Jörg; Geerling, Gerhard

    1998-01-01

    The approach and landing phase is dimensioning for today?s aircraft fluid power systems. In this flight phase, large hydraulic consumers (flaps/slats, landing gear) have to be operated while the available hydraulic power reaches it?s minimum due to the reduced engine speed. During most of the flight the installed resources exceed the hydraulic power requirements by far; resulting in a low overall-efficiency. This paper presents an approach to increase the efficiency of today?s fluid power sys...

  5. A 6-DOF vibration isolation system for hydraulic hybrid vehicles

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    Nguyen, The; Elahinia, Mohammad; Olson, Walter W.; Fontaine, Paul

    2006-03-01

    This paper presents the results of vibration isolation analysis for the pump/motor component of hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs). The HHVs are designed to combine gasoline/diesel engine and hydraulic power in order to improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the pollution. Electric hybrid technology is being applied to passenger cars with small and medium engines to improve the fuel economy. However, for heavy duty vehicles such as large SUVs, trucks, and buses, which require more power, the hydraulic hybridization is a more efficient choice. In function, the hydraulic hybrid subsystem improves the fuel efficiency of the vehicle by recovering some of the energy that is otherwise wasted in friction brakes. Since the operation of the main component of HHVs involves with rotating parts and moving fluid, noise and vibration are an issue that affects both passengers (ride comfort) as well as surrounding people (drive-by noise). This study looks into the possibility of reducing the transmitted noise and vibration from the hydraulic subsystem to the vehicle's chassis by using magnetorheological (MR) fluid mounts. To this end, the hydraulic subsystem is modeled as a six degree of freedom (6-DOF) rigid body. A 6-DOF isolation system, consisting of five mounts connected to the pump/motor at five different locations, is modeled and simulated. The mounts are designed by combining regular elastomer components with MR fluids. In the simulation, the real loading and working conditions of the hydraulic subsystem are considered and the effects of both shock and vibration are analyzed. The transmissibility of the isolation system is monitored in a wide range of frequencies. The geometry of the isolation system is considered in order to sustain the weight of the hydraulic system without affecting the design of the chassis and the effectiveness of the vibration isolating ability. The simulation results shows reduction in the transmitted vibration force for different working cycles of the regenerative system.

  6. Second Order Sliding Mode Control with Prescribed Convergence Law for Electro-Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses the application of second order sliding modes for position tracking control of electro-hydraulic valve-cylinder drives (VCD’s). The target is to introduce increased tracking- and transient performance compared to conventional linear approaches, without extending the number of tuning parameters. The proposed controller utilizes basic component knowledge commonly available from data sheets, as well as pressure-, valve position-, piston position- and velocity measurements. Results demonstrate improved position tracking- and transient performance, compared to a linear control approach, and that control chattering is eliminated without introducing a boundary layer, normally seen in first order sliding mode controlled systems.

  7. Development of realistic thermal-hydraulic system analysis codes ; development of thermal hydraulic test requirements for multidimensional flow modeling

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    Suh, Kune Yull; Yoon, Sang Hyuk; Noh, Sang Woo; Lee, Il Suk [Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea)

    2002-03-01

    This study is concerned with developing a multidimensional flow model required for the system analysis code MARS to more mechanistically simulate a variety of thermal hydraulic phenomena in the nuclear stem supply system. The capability of the MARS code as a thermal hydraulic analysis tool for optimized system design can be expanded by improving the current calculational methods and adding new models. In this study the relevant literature was surveyed on the multidimensional flow models that may potentially be applied to the multidimensional analysis code. Research items were critically reviewed and suggested to better predict the multidimensional thermal hydraulic behavior and to identify test requirements. A small-scale preliminary test was performed in the downcomer formed by two vertical plates to analyze multidimensional flow pattern in a simple geometry. The experimental result may be applied to the code for analysis of the fluid impingement to the reactor downcomer wall. Also, data were collected to find out the controlling parameters for the one-dimensional and multidimensional flow behavior. 22 refs., 40 figs., 7 tabs. (Author)

  8. Contaminant monitoring of hydraulic systems. The need for reliable data

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    Day, M.J. [Pall Europe Ltd., Portsmouth (United Kingdom)] Rinkinen, J. [Tampere University of Technology, Tampere (Finland)

    1997-12-31

    The need for both reliable operation of hydraulic and lubrication systems and long component lives has focused users to the benefits of controlling the contamination in the hydraulic fluid. Maximum operating (target) levels are being implemented as part of a condition based maintenance regime. If these are exceeded, maintenance effort is directed to correcting the rise in consummation level, and so make optimum use of resources as maintenance effort is only affected when it is necessary to do so. Fundamental to ibis aspect of condition based monitoring is the provision of accurate and reliable data in the shortest possible time. This way, corrective actions can be implemented immediately so minimising the damage to components. On-line monitoring devices are a way of achieving this and are seeing increased use, but some are affected by the condition of the fluid. Hence, there is a potential for giving incorrect data which will waste time and effort by initiating unnecessary corrective actions. A more disturbing aspect is the effect on the user of continual errors. The most likely effect would be a loss of confidence in the technique or even complete rejection of it and hence the potential benefits will be lost. This presentation explains how contaminant monitoring techniques are applied to ensure that the potential benefits of operating with clean fluids is realised. It examines the sources of error and shows how the user can interrogate the data and satisfy himself of its authenticity. (orig.) 14 refs.

  9. Design of a Hydraulic Motor System Driven by Compressed Air

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    Jyun-Jhe Yu; Dein Shaw; Cheng Chieh

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the design of a highly efficient pneumatic motor system. The air engine is currently the most generally used device to convert potential energy of compressed air into mechanical energy. However, the efficiency of the air engines is too low to provide sufficient operating range for the vehicle. In this study, the energy contained in compressed air/pressurized hydraulic oil is transformed by a hydraulic motor to mechanical energy to enhance the efficiency of using air power....

  10. Effect of physical property of supporting media and variable hydraulic loading on hydraulic characteristics of advanced onsite wastewater treatment system.

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    Sharma, Meena Kumari; Kazmi, Absar Ahmad

    2015-06-01

    A laboratory-scale study was carried out to investigate the effects of physical properties of the supporting media and variable hydraulic shock loads on the hydraulic characteristics of an advanced onsite wastewater treatment system. The system consisted of two upflow anaerobic reactors (a septic tank and an anaerobic filter) accommodated within a single unit. The study was divided into three phases on the basis of three different supporting media (Aqwise carriers, corrugated ring and baked clay) used in the anaerobic filter. Hydraulic loadings were based on peak flow factor (PFF), varying from one to six, to simulate the actual conditions during onsite wastewater treatment. Hydraulic characteristics of the system were identified on the basis of residence time distribution analyses. The system showed a very good hydraulic efficiency, between 0.86 and 0.93, with the media of highest porosity at the hydraulic loading of PFF???4. At the higher hydraulic loading of PFF?6 also, an appreciable hydraulic efficiency of 0.74 was observed. The system also showed good chemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids removal efficiency of 80.5% and 82.3%, respectively at the higher hydraulic loading of PFF 6. Plug-flow dispersion model was found to be the most appropriate one to describe the mixing pattern of the system, with different supporting media at variable loading, during the tracer study. PMID:25428652

  11. Hydraulic external pre-isolator system for LIGO

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    Wen, S.; Mittleman, R.; Mason, K.; Giaime, J.; Abbott, R.; Kern, J.; O'Reilly, B.; Bork, R.; Hammond, M.; Hardham, C.; Lantz, B.; Hua, W.; Coyne, D.; Traylor, G.; Overmier, H.; Evans, T.; Hanson, J.; Spjeld, O.; Macinnis, M.; Mailand, K.; Ottaway, D.; Sellers, D.; Carter, K.; Sarin, P.

    2014-12-01

    The hydraulic external pre-isolator (HEPI) is the first six degrees of freedom active seismic isolation system implemented at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). Implementation was first completed at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO) prior to LIGO's fifth science run7, successfully cutting down the disturbance seen by LLO's suspended optics in the two most prominent seismic disturbance bands, the microseism (0.1-0.3 Hz) and the anthropogenic (1-3 Hz) bands, by a factor of a few to tens. The improvement in seismic isolation contributed directly to LLO's much improved duty cycle of 66.7% and LIGO's triple coincident duty cycle of 53%. We report the design, control scheme, and isolation performance of HEPI at LLO in this paper. Aided by this success, funding for incorporating HEPI into the LIGO Hanford Observatory was approved and installation is currently underway.

  12. Hydraulic External Pre-Isolator System for LIGO

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    Wen, S; Mason, K; Giaime, J; Abbott, R; Kern, J; O'Reilly, B; Bork, R; Hammond, M; Hardham, C; Lantz, B; Hua, W; Coyne, D; Traylor, G; Overmier, H; Evans, T; Hanson, J; Spjeld, O; Macinnis, M; Mailand, K; Sellers, D; Carter, K; Sarin, P

    2013-01-01

    The Hydraulic External Pre-Isolator (HEPI) is the first 6 degrees of freedom active seismic isolation system implemented at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). Implementation was first completed at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO) prior to LIGO's 5th science run, successfully cutting down the disturbance seen by LLO's suspended optics in the two most prominent seismic disturbance bands, the microseism (0.1-0.3Hz) and the anthropogenic (1-3Hz) bands, by a factor of a few to tens. The improvement in seismic isolation contributed directly to LLO's much improved duty cycle of 66.7% and LIGO's triple coincident duty cycle of 53%. We report the design, control scheme, and isolation performance of HEPI at LLO in this paper. Aided with this success, funding for incorporating HEPI into the LIGO Hanford Observatory was approved and installation is currently underway.

  13. Hydraulic external pre-isolator system for LIGO

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    The hydraulic external pre-isolator (HEPI) is the first six degrees of freedom active seismic isolation system implemented at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). Implementation was first completed at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO) prior to LIGO's fifth science run7, successfully cutting down the disturbance seen by LLO's suspended optics in the two most prominent seismic disturbance bands, the microseism (0.1–0.3 Hz) and the anthropogenic (1–3 Hz) bands, by a factor of a few to tens. The improvement in seismic isolation contributed directly to LLO's much improved duty cycle of 66.7% and LIGO's triple coincident duty cycle of 53%. We report the design, control scheme, and isolation performance of HEPI at LLO in this paper. Aided by this success, funding for incorporating HEPI into the LIGO Hanford Observatory was approved and installation is currently underway. (paper)

  14. Analysis on step action of hydraulic control rod driving

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    The step action of the hydraulic control rod driving (HCRD) has been achieved by experiments. The author reveals the action mechanism of the HCRD, gives detail analysis of the relationship among its dynamic feature, the control rod and combined valve performance parameters, and the combined valve operation. The results indicate that the step process of the control rod is affected by output flow pulsation of the combined valve, pressure wave, and heavily damped pressure oscillation that is produced by the step cylinder movement. The performance parameters of the step cylinder limit the flow range in its stationary balanced state and also limit the capability of absorbing flow pulsation and pressure wave in its step process. The performance parameters of the combined valve decide the quantity values of stationary balance, delay balance, flowing pulsation and pressure wave. The relation of both parameters determines the step states of the control rod

  15. A Novel Control Approach Based on Second Order Sliding Modes & Its Application to Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    Sliding modes impose strong robustness toward parametric plant uncertainties and disturbances and accurate tracking performance in control systems. However, in physical systems the application of sliding modes may give rise to undesirable chattering of the control signal due to actuator dynamics. This may be avoided by application of smoothing functions imposing boundary layers on the control constraint, or by carrying out the design in relation to the control derivative. However, such boundary layers introduces additional design parameters and actuator dynamics may not allow the desired control accuracy to be reached. In this paper a novel control approach based on second order sliding modes utilizing the idea of the power rate reaching law is introduced. Dependent on parameters the proposed controller may preserve the main features of sliding controls, while at the same time avoiding control chattering. Simulation studies confirm the announced properties when applied to a hydraulic drive model subjected to strong variations in supply pressure and friction.

  16. A new approach for failure prediction in mobile hydraulic systems

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    Oppermann, M.

    2007-07-01

    In this work a new approach to set up a condition monitoring (CM) system for mobile hydraulic systems is investigated. This approach focuses on an early detection and allocation of impending failures without modelling the hydraulic system and using a minimum amount on additional sensor information. In a first step critical components of mobile hydraulic systems are specified that may be worthy for diagnostics. Based on a demonstrator machine, a wheel loader, critical sub modules are brought out and possible applicable CM-methods are specified and selected. Two basic methods - the thermodynamic and the structure borne noise method - are investigated and combined. The new CM-approach is experimentally investigated on two different laboratory test rigs by implementing a large number of different artificial faults. The laboratory tests are also used to determine the minimum requirements on system information. Finally the proposed methods are implemented on a mobile off-road vehicle and tested under different operational conditions in-field. (orig.)

  17. Understanding the Space Shuttle Main Engine Hydraulic Actuation System and Reviewing Its Evolution

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    McWade, Robert J.; Minor, Robert B.; McNutt, Leslie M.

    2010-01-01

    The complex engine start and thrust control requirements of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) require unique valve, actuator and control system hardware. The Hydraulic Actuation System (HAS) was designed, developed, and now operates to meet tight engine control requirement limits to assure safe, reliable and correct engine thrust at all times. The actuator is designed to be fail safe and fail operate in the areas where redundancy is important. The HAS has an additional pneumatic operating capability that insures a safe sequential closure of all actuators and propellant valves in the event of the loss of hydraulic system pressure or loss of electrical closed loop control of the actuator. The objective of this paper is to provide a complete description of the actuator s internal operating system, along with its interaction with all SSME system interfaces. Additionally the paper addresses the challenges, problems identified, and corrected, and lessons learned, during the course of the almost 35 years of engine operation.

  18. Modeling and Simulation of Power Coupling System in Hydraulic Hybrid City Bus

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    Xunming Li; Jinyu Qu; Wei Wei; Xiangyu Tian

    2014-01-01

    In order to solve the coupling problem of power in Hydraulic Hybrid City Bus (HHB), a hydraulic hybrid power coupling system based on planetary gear transmission principle is proposed in this paper. The system consists of diesel engine, power coupler, hydraulic pump/motor, etc. The realizable operating modes of power coupling system are analyzed in this paper. Under coordination of clutches, the engine driven mode, hydraulic driven mode, hybrid driven mode, hydraulic en...

  19. Recurrent-neural-network-based identification of a cascade hydraulic actuator for closed-loop automotive power transmission control

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    By virtue of its ease of operation compared with its conventional manual counterpart, automatic transmissions are commonly used as automotive power transmission control system in today's passenger cars. In accordance with this trend, research efforts on closed-loop automatic transmission controls have been extensively carried out to improve ride quality and fuel economy. State-of-the-art power transmission control algorithms may have limitations in performance because they rely on the steady-state characteristics of the hydraulic actuator rather than fully exploit its dynamic characteristics. Since the ultimate viability of closed-loop power transmission control is dominated by precise pressure control at the level of hydraulic actuator, closed-loop control can potentially attain superior efficacy in case the hydraulic actuator can be easily incorporated into model-based observer/controller design. In this paper, we propose to use a recurrent neural network (RNN) to establish a nonlinear empirical model of a cascade hydraulic actuator in a passenger car automatic transmission, which has potential to be easily incorporated in designing observers and controllers. Experimental analysis is performed to grasp key system characteristics, based on which a nonlinear system identification procedure is carried out. Extensive experimental validation of the established model suggests that it has superb one-step-ahead prediction capability over appropriate frequency range, making over appropriate frequency range, making it an attractive approach for model-based observer/controller design applications in automotive systems

  20. Primary system thermal hydraulics of future FBRS

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    As a follow-up to PFBR (Indian Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor), many FBRs of 500 MWe capacity are planned. The focus of these future FBRs is improved economy and enhanced safety. They are envisaged to have a twin-unit concept. Design and construction experiences gained from PFBR project have motivated the centre to achieve an optimized design for future FBRs with significant design changes for many critical components. Some of the design changes include, (i) provision of four primary pipes per primary sodium pump, (ii) inner vessel with single torus lower part, (iii) Roof Slab (RS) with a dome shape supported on Reactor Vault (RV), (iv) machined thick plate rotating plugs, (v) reduced main vessel diameter with narrow-gap cooling baffles and (vi) safety vessel integrated with RV. This paper covers thermal hydraulic design validation of the chosen options with respect to hot and cold pool thermal hydraulics, flow requirement for main vessel cooling, inner vessel temperature distribution, safety analysis of primary pipe rupture event, cold pool transient thermal loads and thermal management of top shield and reactor vault. (author)

  1. Accumulator isolator prevents malfunctioning of faulty hydraulic system

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    Walsh, G. D.

    1967-01-01

    Special isolator valve prevents malfunction of a closed hydraulic system by converting the initial accumulator-reservoir to a reservoir function only when the system loses oil, or gaseous nitrogen precharge, or has a jammed piston. This permits near-normal operation until the defect is corrected.

  2. Prosthetic Knee Systems

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    ... of fluid control systems — pneumatic (using air) and hydraulic (using fluid). Pneumatic control. These systems: compress air ... control than friction systems are less effective than hydraulic systems. Hydraulic control. These systems: use liquid (usually ...

  3. Control Strategies for a simple Point-Absorber Connected to a Hydraulic Power Take-off

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    Ricci, P.; Lopez, J.; Santos, M.; Villate, J.L.; Ruiz Minguela, P.; Salcedo, F. [Tecnalia-Energia Sede de Robotiker-Tecnalia, Parque Tecnologico, Edificio 202, E-48170, Zamudio (Spain); Falcao, A.F.de O. [IDMEC, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001, Lisbon (Portugal)

    2009-07-01

    Among the various types of wave energy converters currently being developed, heaving point absorbers are one of the simplest and most promising concepts, possibly due to their ease of deployment and integration in larger arrays structures. A typical efficient energy conversion system for point absorbers is based on hydraulic power take-off (PTO) systems, consisting in a double-acting cylinder and two or more accumulators, reserving fluid at different pressures and linked between them by a hydraulic motor connected to an electric generator. For the purpose of control and modulation of the power output the hydraulic circuit might include a certain number of valves that can set the pressure levels within the accumulators. This paper presents a simple model of a heaving oscillating buoy, represented by a surface-piercing cylinder, extracting power by means of a hydraulic system. The hydrodynamic behaviour of the absorber is modelled through application of the linear water wave theory. Apart from the basic elements listed above, the model of the hydraulic system includes leakages and pressure losses and takes into account the compressibility of the fluid. Also possible extra accumulators are considered in order to improve the performance of the hydraulic system by means of properly controlled valves. The function of these extra accumulators consists in storing and releasing energy to the system when this is desirable for the improvement of the power output. Simulations were carried out through a time-domain approach making use of the Cummins equation and considering regular monochromatic waves and irregular wave-trains. The control of the system is managed by means of control valves whose opening will be depending on the sign of the velocity of the buoy and the pressure levels. Three possible aims were assumed for the control strategies investigated: maximisation of the average power output, stabilisation of the output (in terms of rotational velocity and/or electrical power) and stabilisation of the pressures inside the accumulators (also for survivability of the hydraulic equipment). Different control variables are analysed depending on the wave inputs considered in order to improve the power extraction of the converter: Firstly the torque of the electric generator is considered as a primary way to modify the load of the PTO. Then extra accumulators are used as storing devices to perform a kind of phase control on the buoy. The benefit of this effect will be dependent on the instant of activation of the valves that connect them to the circuit and the influence of possible delays or anticipations will be investigated The results prove that it is possible to achieve a great enhancement of the power extraction with the implementation of these control strategies and that a possible combination of some of them might be beneficial for a better efficiency of the components. Moreover the application of sophisticated strategies could imply a less demanding requirement for specific equipments; such as the case of the electrical generator.

  4. SP-100 control system modeling

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    Meyer, R. A.; Halfen, F. J.; Alley, A. D.

    1987-01-01

    SP-100 Control Systems modeling was done using a thermal hydraulic transient analysis model called ARIES-S. The ARIES-S Computer Simulation provides a basis for design, integration and analysis of the reactor including the control and protection systems. It is a modular digital computer simulation written in FORTRAN that operates interactively in real time on a VAX minicomputer.

  5. WATER ENERGY IN HYDROAMELIORATIVE SYSTEMS USING THE HYDRAULIC TRANSFORMER TYPE A. BARGLAZAN AND THE HYDRAULIC HAMMER (HYDRAULIC PUMP)

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    Teodor Eugen Man; Laura Constantinescu; Dima Attila Blenesi

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents two examples of exploitation of water energy that can be used in the irrigation field. First of theseexamples is the hydraulic transformer type A. Barglazan used for irrigation, pumped water is taken directly from theriver’s well, using a hydraulic pump which simultaneously carried out a double transformation in this way: hydraulicenergy into mechanic energy and mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. Technology preparation and devices designwas done in record time, see...

  6. Elastic Rock Heterogeneity Controls Brittle Rock Failure during Hydraulic Fracturing

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    Langenbruch, C.; Shapiro, S. A.

    2014-12-01

    For interpretation and inversion of microseismic data it is important to understand, which properties of the reservoir rock control the occurrence probability of brittle rock failure and associated seismicity during hydraulic stimulation. This is especially important, when inverting for key properties like permeability and fracture conductivity. Although it became accepted that seismic events are triggered by fluid flow and the resulting perturbation of the stress field in the reservoir rock, the magnitude of stress perturbations, capable of triggering failure in rocks, can be highly variable. The controlling physical mechanism of this variability is still under discussion. We compare the occurrence of microseismic events at the Cotton Valley gas field to elastic rock heterogeneity, obtained from measurements along the treatment wells. The heterogeneity is characterized by scale invariant fluctuations of elastic properties. We observe that the elastic heterogeneity of the rock formation controls the occurrence of brittle failure. In particular, we find that the density of events is increasing with the Brittleness Index (BI) of the rock, which is defined as a combination of Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio. We evaluate the physical meaning of the BI. By applying geomechanical investigations we characterize the influence of fluctuating elastic properties in rocks on the probability of brittle rock failure. Our analysis is based on the computation of stress fluctuations caused by elastic heterogeneity of rocks. We find that elastic rock heterogeneity causes stress fluctuations of significant magnitude. Moreover, the stress changes necessary to open and reactivate fractures in rocks are strongly related to fluctuations of elastic moduli. Our analysis gives a physical explanation to the observed relation between elastic heterogeneity of the rock formation and the occurrence of brittle failure during hydraulic reservoir stimulations. A crucial factor for understanding seismicity in unconventional reservoirs is the role of anisotropy of rocks. We evaluate an elastic VTI rock model corresponding to a shale gas reservoir in the Horn River Basin to understand the relation between stress, event occurrence and elastic heterogeneity in anisotropic rocks.

  7. Test Rig Design and Presentation for a Hydraulic Yaw System

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2013-01-01

    The design and development of a hydraulic yaw system for multi MWturbines is presented and the concept explained. As part of the development of the new concept a full scale test rig for a 5 MW wind turbine has been designed and constructed. The test rig is presented along with its unique design features. The design process is outlined to give insight in the design criteria driving the design. Loads and yaw demands are based on the IEC 61400-1 standard for wind turbine design, and the loads for this examination are extrapolated from the FAST aero elastic design software. The concepts are based on a 5 MW offshore turbine. After the system presentation, measurement results are presented to verify the behavior of the system. The loads to the system are applied by torque controlled electrical servo drives, which can add a load of up to 3 MNm to the system. This gives an exact picture of the system dynamics under real conditions. The behavior of the system is analyzed with regard to 20 years of operation. This is for example done by applying loads from different design load cases, e.g. normal turbulence, extreme turbulence and different fault scenarios on the turbine. The paper first presents an introduction with the current state of the art and problem description, followed by a system description, where the system is designed and dimensioned. Based on the design, results from the test rig are presented and analyzed. Finally a conclusion summing up the design, model and test results is given.

  8. The 25 kWe solar thermal Stirling hydraulic engine system: Conceptual design

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    White, Maurice; Emigh, Grant; Noble, Jack; Riggle, Peter; Sorenson, Torvald

    1988-01-01

    The conceptual design and analysis of a solar thermal free-piston Stirling hydraulic engine system designed to deliver 25 kWe when coupled to a 11 meter test bed concentrator is documented. A manufacturing cost assessment for 10,000 units per year was made. The design meets all program objectives including a 60,000 hr design life, dynamic balancing, fully automated control, more than 33.3 percent overall system efficiency, properly conditioned power, maximum utilization of annualized insolation, and projected production costs. The system incorporates a simple, rugged, reliable pool boiler reflux heat pipe to transfer heat from the solar receiver to the Stirling engine. The free-piston engine produces high pressure hydraulic flow which powers a commercial hydraulic motor that, in turn, drives a commercial rotary induction generator. The Stirling hydraulic engine uses hermetic bellows seals to separate helium working gas from hydraulic fluid which provides hydrodynamic lubrication to all moving parts. Maximum utilization of highly refined, field proven commercial components for electric power generation minimizes development cost and risk.

  9. Numerical analysis of thermal-hydraulic behaviors in SI system

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    CFD is expected to have a major role to play in optimizing the design of steam injector. However, it is very difficult to simulate hydraulic phenomena in the stream injector because it contains various kinds of problems such as complicated geometries, multiphase flow, free surface, phase change and turbulence. Therefore, for the purpose of numerically simulating thermal hydraulic phenomena in steam injector system, we have developed a new code introducing advanced CFD techniques such as CIVA and T-CUP. The code utilized the temperature recovering method for the phase change modeling. For verifying the code, we simulated 2D film boiling of hydrogen. Then, we numerically analyzed 3D thermal hydraulic phenomena in steam injectors and compared the results with the experimental data. (author)

  10. Compound Velocity Synchronizing Control Strategy for Electro-Hydraulic Load Simulator and Its Engineering Application.

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    Han, Songshan; Jiao, Zongxia; Yao, Jianyong; Shang, Yaoxing

    2014-09-01

    An electro-hydraulic load simulator (EHLS) is a typical case of torque systems with strong external disturbances from hydraulic motion systems. A new velocity synchronizing compensation strategy is proposed in this paper to eliminate motion disturbances, based on theoretical and experimental analysis of a structure invariance method and traditional velocity synchronizing compensation controller (TVSM). This strategy only uses the servo-valve's control signal of motion system and torque feedback of torque system, which could avoid the requirement on the velocity and acceleration signal in the structure invariance method, and effectively achieve a more accurate velocity synchronizing compensation in large loading conditions than a TVSM. In order to facilitate the implementation of this strategy in engineering cases, the selection rules for compensation parameters are proposed. It does not rely on any accurate information of structure parameters. This paper presents the comparison data of an EHLS with various typical operating conditions using three controllers, i.e., closed loop proportional integral derivative (PID) controller, TVSM, and the proposed improved velocity synchronizing controller. Experiments are conducted to confirm that the new strategy performs well against motion disturbances. It is more effective to improve the tracking accuracy and is a more appropriate choice for engineering applications. PMID:24895465

  11. Influence of hydraulics and control of thermal storage in solar assisted heat pump combisystems

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    Poppi, Stefano; Bales, Chris

    2014-01-01

    This paper studies the influence of hydraulics and control of thermal storage in systems combined with solar thermal and heat pump for the production of warm water and space heating in dwellings. A reference air source heat pump system with flat plate collectors connected to a combistore was defined and modeled together with the IEA SHC Task 44 / HPP Annex 38 (T44A38) “Solar and Heat Pump Systems” boundary conditions of Strasbourg climate and SFH45 building. Three and four pipe connection...

  12. Digital robust control of throttled variable displacement hydraulic motors in aircraft power drive units

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    Biedermann, Olaf

    2000-01-01

    The introduction of variable displacement hydraulic motors to secondary and primary flight actuation offers a considerable potential for power optimization and saving in aircraft hydraulic systems. The application in aircraft systems requires high safety, reliability and availability at the smallest expense possible. Therefore the combination of a variable displacement hydraulic motor with a fixed orifice guarantees fail-passive system behavior. The integration in fly-by-wire flight contro...

  13. Non Linear Modelling and Control of Hydraulic Actuators

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    B. Šulc

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with non-linear modelling and control of a differential hydraulic actuator. The nonlinear state space equations are derived from basic physical laws. They are more powerful than the transfer function in the case of linear models, and they allow the application of an object oriented approach in simulation programs. The effects of all friction forces (static, Coulomb and viscous have been modelled, and many phenomena that are usually neglected are taken into account, e.g., the static term of friction, the leakage between the two chambers and external space. Proportional Differential (PD and Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLC have been applied in order to make a comparison by means of simulation. Simulation is performed using Matlab/Simulink, and some of the results are compared graphically. FLC is tuned in a such way that it produces a constant control signal close to its maximum (or minimum, where possible. In the case of PD control the occurrence of peaks cannot be avoided. These peaks produce a very high velocity that oversteps the allowed values.

  14. WATER ENERGY IN HYDROAMELIORATIVE SYSTEMS USING THE HYDRAULIC TRANSFORMER TYPE A. BARGLAZAN AND THE HYDRAULIC HAMMER (HYDRAULIC PUMP

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    Teodor Eugen Man

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents two examples of exploitation of water energy that can be used in the irrigation field. First of theseexamples is the hydraulic transformer type A. Barglazan used for irrigation, pumped water is taken directly from theriver’s well, using a hydraulic pump which simultaneously carried out a double transformation in this way: hydraulicenergy into mechanic energy and mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. Technology preparation and devices designwas done in record time, seeing that this constructive solution is more robust, reliable and with improved energyperformance versus the laboratory prototype. The experimental research which was made at 1:1 scale proved theirgood function over time. Another example is the hydraulic hammer (hydraulic pump that uses low-head energy topump water, with a global efficiency of about 10 - 50%. Currently, the new situation of private ownership of landprovides conditions for new pumping microstations to be made where irrigation is necessary and optimal hydrauliclocations exist.

  15. Research on MEMS sensor in hydraulic system flow detection

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    Zhang, Hongpeng; Zhang, Yindong; Liu, Dong; Ji, Yulong; Jiang, Jihai; Sun, Yuqing

    2011-05-01

    With the development of mechatronics technology and fault diagnosis theory, people regard flow information much more than before. Cheap, fast and accurate flow sensors are urgently needed by hydraulic industry. So MEMS sensor, which is small, low cost, well performed and easy to integrate, will surely play an important role in this field. Based on the new method of flow measurement which was put forward by our research group, this paper completed the measurement of flow rate in hydraulic system by setting up the mathematical model, using numerical simulation method and doing physical experiment. Based on viscous fluid flow equations we deduced differential pressure-velocity model of this new sensor and did optimization on parameters. Then, we designed and manufactured the throttle and studied the velocity and pressure field inside the sensor by FLUENT. Also in simulation we get the differential pressure-velocity curve .The model machine was simulated too to direct experiment. In the static experiments we calibrated the MEMS sensing element and built some sample sensors. Then in a hydraulic testing system we compared the sensor signal with a turbine meter. It presented good linearity and could meet general hydraulic system use. Based on the CFD curves, we analyzed the error reasons and made some suggestion to improve. In the dynamic test, we confirmed this sensor can realize high frequency flow detection by a 7 piston-pump.

  16. Hydraulic simulation of the Vodice water supply system

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    ?epon, Jerneja

    2008-01-01

    Many Slovenian communities are facing drinking water supply issues. Major problems are the life span of pipelines and other supply system equipment, undersized water supply network and inappropriate pipeline material. The community of Vodice is facing the previously- described issues. A need to reconstruct and recondition the drinking water pipeline system was identified. It was necessary to develop a hydraulic model of Vodice’s drinking water pipeline system. A simulation, based on the hyd...

  17. Modeling and Experimental Tests on the Hydraulically Driven Control Rod option for IRIS Reactor

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    The adoption of Internal Control Rod Drive Mechanisms (ICRDMs) represents a valuable alternative to classical, external CRDMs based on electro-magnetic devices, as adopted in current PWRs. The advantages on the safety features of the reactor are apparent: inherent elimination of the Rod Ejection accidents and of possible concerns about the vessel head penetrations. A further positive feedback on the design is the reduction of the primary system overall dimensions. Within the frame of the ICRDM concepts, the Hydraulically Driven Control Rod solution is investigated as a possible option for the IRIS integral reactor. After a brief comparison of the solutions currently proposed for integral reactors, the configuration of the Hydraulic Control Rod device for IRIS, made up by an external movable piston and an internal fixed cylinder, is described. A description of the whole control system is reported as well. Particular attention is devoted to the Control Rod profile characterization, performed by means of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The investigation of the system behavior has been carried out, including the dynamic equilibrium and its stability properties, the withdrawal and insertion step movement and the sensitivity study on command time periods. A suitable dynamic model has been set up for the mentioned purposes: the models corresponding to the various Control Rod system devices have been written in an Object-Oriented language (Modelica), thus allowt-Oriented language (Modelica), thus allowing an easy implementation of such a system into the simulator for the whole reactor. Finally, a preliminary low pressure, low temperature, reduced length experimental facility has been built. Tests on HDCR stability and operational transients have been performed. The results are compared with the dynamic system model and CFD simulation model, showing good agreement between simulations and experimental data. During these preliminary tests, the control system performed correctly, allowing stable dynamic equilibrium positions for the Control Rod and stable behavior during withdrawal and insertion steps. (authors)

  18. The development of radiation hardened robot for nuclear facility - Development of embedded controller for hydraulic robot

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    Kim, Byung Kook; Kim, Jae Kwon [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea)

    2000-04-01

    We designed and implemented a reliable hierarchical control system for hydraulic robots for nuclear power plant maintenance. In hazardous environments such as nuclear power plants, robot systems or automated equipment should be used instead of human being for maintenance and repair. Such robot should guarantee high reliability in hazardous environments such as high radiation or high temperature. The overall system is composed of three hierarchical subsystems: i) supervisory controller in safe zone for operator interaction with monitoring and commanding and graphic user interface, ii) master controller in semi-hazardous zone for control function, and iii) slave controller in hazardous zone for sensing and actuation. These subsystems are connected with suitable communication channels: a) master-slave communication channel implemented with CAN (Control Area Network) and b) supervisory-master communication with Ethernet. The master and the slave controllers construct a feedback closed-loop control system. In order to improve reliability, the slave controller is duplicated using cold-standby scheme, and master-slave communication channel is also duplicated. The overall system is implemented harmonically, and we obtained fast control interval of 1msec, which is sufficient for high-performance real-time control. 12 refs., 58 figs., 13 tabs. (Author)

  19. Experimental-based Modelling and Simulation of Water Hydraulic Mechatronics Test Facilities for Motion Control and Operation in Environmental Sensitive Applications` Areas

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    Conrad, Finn; Pobedza, J.

    2003-01-01

    The paper presents experimental-based modelling, simulation, analysis and design of water hydraulic actuators for motion control of machines, lifts, cranes and robots. The contributions includes results from on-going research projects on fluid power and mechatronics based on tap water hydraulic proportional valves and servo actuators for motion control and power transmission undertaken in co-operation by Technical University, DTU and Cracow University of Technology, CUT. The results of this research co-operation include engineering design and test of simulation models compared with two mechatronic test rig facilities powered by environmental friendly water hydraulic servo actuator system. Test rigs with measurement and data acquisition system were designed and build up with tap water hydraulic components of the Danfoss Nessie® product family. This paper presents selected experimental and identifying test results for a water hydraulic system.

  20. Mathematical modelling of hydraulic conditions of balancing and control of heating, cooling and dehumidification subsystem in ventilation and air conditioning systems

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    A.P. Rusakov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of these investigations is modeling of processes and studying of influence of quantitative characteristics and parameters in heating and cooling subsystem of ventilation and air conditioning systems at balancing this subsystem by means of various balancing valves and control of three-running valve. Balancing and management processes are considered on an example of the binding water air-heater of ventilation and air conditioning system. Besides, influence of various regime parameters on considered balancing characteristics is studied, as that: difference of pressure in a network of a heat supply, the pressure created by the pump, their parity, various water temperatures, the modes leading to self-oscillations. Result of work is reception of balancing and adjusting characteristics of a considered subsystem in most general view under various working conditions and their further analysis.

  1. Optimisation of Working Areas in Discrete Hydraulic Power Take off-system for Wave Energy Converters

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    Hansen, Anders Hedegaard; Hansen, Rico Hjerm

    2012-01-01

    Fluid power is the leading technology in Power Take Off(PTO) systems in Wave Energy Converters(WEC’s), due to the capability of generating high force at low velocity. However, as hydraulic force controlling system may suffer from large energy losses the efficiency of the hydraulic PTO systems may be a limiting factor for wave energy. Therefore, a secondary controlled force system has been proposed as PTO element for WEC’s. This paper investigates the configuration of a multi-chamber cylinder utilising two common pressure lines. By usage of model based optimisation an optimal number and size of working areas is proposed. This area encoding strategy is investigated and compared to two standard binary encodings, finding that the optimised area coding yields significantly higher energy output.

  2. Hydraulic blowdown TVA system for the Castor 120 motor program

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    Lee, R. G.; Olsen, G. E.; Trowbridge, C. G.; Griffis, D. M.

    1993-06-01

    The performance and reliability of a low-cost hydraulic blowdown system for expendable launch vehicles (ELVs) are demonstrated in the context of the Castro 120 motor program. Test results are reported which show that the blowdown system meets or exceeds the performance objectives for an ELV motor in a Stage I, Stage II, or strap-on application. The primary cost savings include replacement of the expensive turbine pump and auxiliary power source and the use of a simplified actuator design.

  3. Aircraft hydraulic power system diagnostic, prognostics and health management

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    Wang, Jian

    2012-01-01

    This Individual Research Project (IRP) is the extension research to the group design project (GDP) work which the author has participated in his Msc programme. The GDP objective is to complete the conceptual design of a 200-seat, flying wing civil airliner—FW-11. The next generation aircraft design demands higher reliability, safety and maintainability. With the development of the vehicle hydraulic system technology, the equipment and systems become more and more complex, their reliabili...

  4. OPTIMIZING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS USING THE SIMHYDRAULICS PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT

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    PASCU MARIUS

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the simulation of a hydrostatic system using the Simhydraulics programme of the Matlab programming environment. The author intention is to underline the advantages of this programme offers in performing the functional tests of the complex hydraulic systems. The form of the characteristics resulting after the simulation indicates the precision of the model created and subsequently allows the choice of the optimum functional parameters. Using some specialized software, makin...

  5. Hydraulic Soft Yaw System Load Reduction and Prototype Results

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2013-01-01

    Introducing a hydraulic soft yaw concept for wind turbines leads to significant load reductions in the wind turbine structure. The soft yaw system operates as a shock absorption system on a car, hence absorbing the loading from turbulent wind conditions instead of leading them into the stiff wind turbine structure. Results presented shows fatigue reductions of up to 40% and ultimate load reduction of up to 19%. The ultimate load reduction increases even more when the over load protection system in the hydraulic soft yaw system is introduced and results show how the exact extreme load cut off operates. Further it is analyzed how the soft yaw system influence the power production of the turbine. It is shown that the influence is minimal, but at larger yaw errors the effect is possitive. Due to the implemeted functions in the hydraulic soft yaw system such as even load distribution on the pinions, fatigue and ultimate load reduction and backlash compensation it is possible to increase the number of yaw activations without compromising the lifetime of the components. By increasing the number of activations, the average yaw error may be lowered and hence the energy production raised below rated wind speed.

  6. Developing a Tool Point Control Scheme for a Hydraulic Crane Using Interactive Real-time Dynamic Simulation

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    Pedersen, Mikkel Melters; Hansen, Michael Rygaard

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the implementation of an interactive real-time dynamic simulation model of a hydraulic crane. The user input to the model is given continuously via joystick and output is presented continuously in a 3D animation. Using this simulation model, a tool point control scheme is developed for the specific crane, considering the saturation phenomena of the system and practical implementation.

  7. Hydraulic Yaw System for Wind Turbines with New Compact Hydraulic Motor Principle

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    SŘrensen, Rasmus MŘrk; Hansen, Michael Rygaard

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a new hydraulic yaw system for wind turbines. The basic component is a new type of hydraulic motor characterized by an extraordinary high specific displacement yielding high output torque in a compact form. The focus in the paper is the volumetric efficiency of the motor, which is based on leakage flow. The most critical gaps in the motor, across the end faces of the rotor, are investigated both by a fluid structural interaction simulation model and by experimental prototype tests. The simulation model is the basis for the motor design and the manufacturing tolerances. The volumetric efficiency is highly dependent on the structural deflections caused by the pressure distribution in the fluid films across the rotor. This gap height is measured with a 0.1?m resolution "SMAC Moving Coil Actuator" in the experimental test setup. When the pressure in the pressure compensation volumes is minimizing the deflections, the measured gap height is around ? = 10?m and the volumetric efficiency of the motor is around ?v = 0.85. By decreasing the initial gaps from the manufacturing process, this volumetric efficiency can be further increased.

  8. Thermal hydraulic tests for reactor safety system -Research on the improvement of nuclear safety-

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    The present research aims at the development of the thermal hydraulic verification test technology for the reactor safety system of the conventional and advanced nuclear power plant and the development of the advanced thermal hydraulic measuring techniques. (Author)

  9. Hydraulics of sprinkler and microirrigation systems

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    The fluid dynamics of sprinkler and microirrigation systems are complex. Water moves dynamically from the water source through the pump into the pipe network. Water often goes through a series of screens and filters depending on the source and type of irrigation system. From the pipe network, water ...

  10. Engine having hydraulic and fan drive systems using a single high pressure pump

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    Bartley, Bradley E. (Manito, IL); Blass, James R. (Bloomington, IL); Gibson, Dennis H. (Chillicothe, IL)

    2000-01-01

    An engine comprises a hydraulic system attached to an engine housing that includes a high pressure pump and a hydraulic fluid flowing through at least one passageway. A fan drive system is also attached to the engine housing and includes a hydraulic motor and a fan which can move air over the engine. The hydraulic motor includes an inlet fluidly connected to the at least one passageway.

  11. Efficient numerical method for district heating system hydraulics

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    An efficient method for numerical simulation and analyses of the steady state hydraulics of complex pipeline networks is presented. It is based on the loop model of the network and the method of square roots for solving the system of linear equations. The procedure is presented in the comprehensive mathematical form that could be straightforwardly programmed into a computer code. An application of the method to energy efficiency analyses of a real complex district heating system is demonstrated. The obtained results show a potential for electricity savings in pumps operation. It is shown that the method is considerably more effective than the standard Hardy Cross method still widely used in engineering practice. Because of the ease of implementation and high efficiency, the method presented in this paper is recommended for hydraulic steady state calculations of complex networks

  12. Thermal-hydraulic tests for reactor safety system

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    Tests for the safety depressurization system, Sparger adopted for the Korean next generation reactor, APR1400 are carried out for several geometries with the B and C (Blowdown and Condensation) facility in the condition of high temperature and pressure and with a small test facility in the condition of atmospheric temperature and pressure. Tests for the critical heat flux are performed with the RCS(Reactor Coolant System) facility as well as with the Freon CHF Loop in the condition of high temperature and pressure. The atmospheric temperature and pressure facility is utilized for development of the high standard thermal hydraulic measurement technology. The optical method is developed to measure the local thermal-hydraulic behavior for the single and two-phase boiling phenomena

  13. Thermal-Hydraulic Experiments and Modelling for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Systems

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    The objectives of the project are to study thermal hydraulic characteristics of advanced nuclear reactor system for evaluating key thermal-hydraulic phenomena relevant to new safety concepts. To meet the research goal, several thermal hydraulic experiments were performed and related thermal hydraulic models were developed with the experimental data which were produced through the thermal hydraulic experiments. The Followings are main research topics: - Multi-dimensional Phenomena in a Reactor Vessel Downcomer - Condensation-induced Thermal Mixing in a Pool - Development of Thermal-Hydraulic Models for Two-Phase Flow - Construction of T-H Data Base

  14. Hydraulic External Pre-Isolator System for LIGO

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    Wen, S.; Mittleman, R.; Mason, K.; Giaime, J.; Abbott, R.; Kern, J.; O Reilly, B.; Bork, R.; Hammond, M.; Hardham, C.; Lantz, B.; Hua, W.; Coyne, D.; Traylor, G.; Overmier, H.

    2013-01-01

    The Hydraulic External Pre-Isolator (HEPI) is the first 6 degrees of freedom active seismic isolation system implemented at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). Implementation was first completed at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO) prior to LIGO's 5th science run, successfully cutting down the disturbance seen by LLO's suspended optics in the two most prominent seismic disturbance bands, the microseism (0.1-0.3Hz) and the anthropogenic (1-3Hz)...

  15. Method for use of hydraulically or electrically controlled solenoids under failed on conditions

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    Bolenbaugh, Jonathan M.; Naqi, Syed

    2014-07-08

    A method to operate a clutch device in an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and at least one electric machine includes, in response to a failure condition detected within a flow control device configured to facilitate flow of hydraulic fluid for operating the clutch device, selectively preventing the flow of hydraulic fluid from entering the flow control device and feeding the clutch device. Synchronization of the clutch device is initiated when the clutch device is intended for activation, and only if the clutch device is synchronized, the flow of hydraulic fluid is selectively permitted to enter the flow control device to activate the clutch device.

  16. Hydraulic tests of emergency cooling system: L-Area

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    Hinton, J H

    1988-01-01

    The delay in L-Area startup provided an opportunity to obtain valuable data on the Emergency Cooling System (ECS) which will permit reactor operation at the highest safe power level. ECS flow is a major input to the FLOOD code which calculates reactor ECS power limits. The FLOOD code assesses the effectiveness of the ECS cooling capacity by modeling the core and plenum hydraulics under accident conditions. Presently, reactor power is not limited by the ECS cooling capacity (power limit). However, the manual calculations of ECS flows had been recently updated to include piping changes (debris strainer, valve changes, pressure release systems) and update fitting losses. Both updates resulted in reduced calculated ECS flows. Upon completion of the current program to update, validate, and document, reactor power may be limited under certain situations by ECS cooling capacity for some present reactor charge designs. A series of special hydraulic tests (Reference 1, 3) were conducted in L-Area using all sources of emergency coolant including the ECS pumps (Reference 2). The tests provided empirical hydraulic data on the ECS piping. These data will be used in computer models of the system as well as manual calculations of ECS flows. The improved modeling and accuracy of the flow calculations will permit reactor operation at the highest safe power level with respect to an ECS power limit.

  17. Hydraulic tests of emergency cooling system: L-Area

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    The delay in L-Area startup provided an opportunity to obtain valuable data on the Emergency Cooling System (ECS) which will permit reactor operation at the highest safe power level. ECS flow is a major input to the FLOOD code which calculates reactor ECS power limits. The FLOOD code assesses the effectiveness of the ECS cooling capacity by modeling the core and plenum hydraulics under accident conditions. Presently, reactor power is not limited by the ECS cooling capacity (power limit). However, the manual calculations of ECS flows had been recently updated to include piping changes (debris strainer, valve changes, pressure release systems) and update fitting losses. Both updates resulted in reduced calculated ECS flows. Upon completion of the current program to update, validate, and document, reactor power may be limited under certain situations by ECS cooling capacity for some present reactor charge designs. A series of special hydraulic tests (Reference 1, 3) were conducted in L-Area using all sources of emergency coolant including the ECS pumps (Reference 2). The tests provided empirical hydraulic data on the ECS piping. These data will be used in computer models of the system as well as manual calculations of ECS flows. The improved modeling and accuracy of the flow calculations will permit reactor operation at the highest safe power level with respect to an ECS power limit

  18. System thermal-hydraulics during PWR severe accidents

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    The final objective of all severe accident evaluations is to obtain the magnitude of the potential Fission Product (F.P.) release in the environment. Consequently, severe accident experts have focused, very often mainly, and sometimes exclusively, on F.P. physical and chemical behaviour. In many evaluations, the thermal hydraulic transient was calculated by very simplified models. But the situation is evolving. By carrying out more frequent physical analyses to improve plant evaluation or to prepare experiments (such as Phebus FP), a growing number of thermal-hydraulics problems have been raised and recognized as being significant for F.P. prediction. The paper therefore reviews the main thermalhydraulic phenomena which have to be taken into account especially examining their influence on severe accident initiation and scenario, core degradation, vessel failure and more generally RCS failure, F.P. release, transport, deposition, revaporization. The needs for model improvement and for specific assessment are listed. They cover not only the description of special thermalhydraulic phenomena, but also the handling of complex coupling with other physical modules. Prospective research directions are proposed to answer these needs. In summary: Analysing severe accidents from the system thermal-hydraulics view shows S.A. phenomena in a different light from that most usually observed. The importance in severe accidents of mass inventory, mass distribution and energy transport y, mass distribution and energy transport are thus naturally highlighted. Prediction of these leading phenomena appears clearly as necessary in order to define core degradation phenomena, the first event to make the accident enter into the severe accident category; it is also necessary for determining the thermodynamic states that govern fission product behaviour (release and transport). Therefore, in the future areas for system thermal-hydraulics investigation, the use in the severe accident domain of the best estimate thermalhydraulic advanced codes certainly appears to be very advantageous. Some improvements, of which many are not specific to S.As,should answer questions in which we must recognize that there are to date no satisfying answers. For some portions of the transients (reflooding and lower head behaviour for example) development is even necessary. Contrary to what has been assumed in some S.A. approaches there is no opposition between thermal-hydraulics, as it has been defined in the conventional accident analyses and severe accident studies. Continuity between the two domains as already is apparent in some mechanistic approaches (identical code version in non-severe and in severe accident analyses) is certainly the best way to valorize past thermal-hydraulics studies and to meet as satisfactorily as possible future safety needs

  19. Super Twisting Second Order Sliding Mode Control for Position Tracking Control of Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    In this paper a control strategy based on second order sliding modes, generally applicable for position tracking control of electro-hydraulic valve-cylinder drives (VCD), is proposed. The main target is to overcome problems with linear controllers deteriorating performance due to the strong nonlinearities characterizing VCD's. The proposed controller requires pressure-, valve- and piston position measurements, and is based on the so-called super twisting algorithm and compensation of controlgain nonlinearities. Simulation results demonstrate strong robustness when subjected to large perturbations in coulomb friction.

  20. An adaptive fuzzy dead-zone compensation scheme and its application to electro-hydraulic systems

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    Wallace M., Bessa; Max S., Dutra; Edwin, Kreuzer.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The dead-zone is one of the most common hard nonlinearities in industrial actuators and its presence may drastically compromise control systems stability and performance. Due to the possibility to express specialist knowledge in an algorithmic manner, fuzzy logic has been largely employed in the las [...] t decades to both control and identification of uncertain dynamical systems. In spite of the simplicity of this heuristic approach, in some situations a more rigorous mathematical treatment of the problem is required. In this work, an adaptive fuzzy controller is proposed for nonlinear systems subject to dead-zone input. The boundedness of all closed-loop signals and the convergence properties of the tracking error are proven using Lyapunov stability theory and Barbalat's lemma. An application of this adaptive fuzzy scheme to an electro-hydraulic servo-system is introduced to illustrate the controller design method. Numerical results are also presented in order to demonstrate the control system performance.

  1. IT-Tools Concept for Simulation and Design of Water Hydraulic Mechatronic Test Facilities for Motion Control and Operation in Environmentally Sensitive Application Areas

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    Conrad, Finn; Pobedza, J.

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a proposed IT-Tools concept for modeling, simulation, analysis and design of water hydraulic actuators for motion control of machines, lifts, cranes and robots. The designed test rigs have tap water hydraulic components of the Danfoss Nessie® product family and equipped with a measurement and data acquisition system. Results of the mathematical modeling, simulation and design of the motion control test rigs are presented. Furthermore, the paper presents selected experimental and identifying test results for the water hydraulic test rigs.

  2. Nanocoatings for High-Efficiency Industrial Hydraulic and Tooling Systems

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    Clifton B. Higdon III

    2011-01-07

    Industrial manufacturing in the U.S. accounts for roughly one third of the 98 quadrillion Btu total energy consumption. Motor system losses amount to 1.3 quadrillion Btu, which represents the largest proportional loss of any end-use category, while pumps alone represent over 574 trillion BTU (TBTU) of energy loss each year. The efficiency of machines with moving components is a function of the amount of energy lost to heat because of friction between contacting surfaces. The friction between these interfaces also contributes to downtime and the loss of productivity through component wear and subsequent repair. The production of new replacement parts requires additional energy. Among efforts to reduce energy losses, wear-resistant, low-friction coatings on rotating and sliding components offer a promising approach that is fully compatible with existing equipment and processes. In addition to lubrication, one of the most desirable solutions is to apply a protective coating or surface treatment to rotating or sliding components to reduce their friction coefficients, thereby leading to reduced wear. Historically, a number of materials such as diamond-like carbon (DLC), titanium nitride (TiN), titanium aluminum nitride (TiAlN), and tungsten carbide (WC) have been examined as tribological coatings. The primary objective of this project was the development of a variety of thin film nanocoatings, derived from the AlMgB14 system, with a focus on reducing wear and friction in both industrial hydraulics and cutting tool applications. Proof-of-concept studies leading up to this project had shown that the constituent phases, AlMgB14 and TiB2, were capable of producing low-friction coatings by pulsed laser deposition. These coatings combine high hardness with a low friction coefficient, and were shown to substantially reduce wear in laboratory tribology tests. Selection of the two applications was based largely on the concept of improved mechanical interface efficiencies for energy conservation. In mobile hydraulic systems, efficiency gains through low friction would translate into improved fuel economy and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Stationary hydraulic systems, accordingly, would consume less electrical power. Reduced tooling wear in machining operations would translate to greater operating yields, while lowering the energy consumed during processing. The AlMgB14 nanocoatings technology progressed beyond baseline laboratory tests into measurable energy savings and enhancements to product durability. Three key hydraulic markets were identified over the course of the project that will benefit from implementation: industrial vane pumps, orbiting valve-in-star hydraulic motors, and variable displacement piston pumps. In the vane pump application, the overall product efficiency was improved by as much as 11%. Similar results were observed with the hydraulic motors tested, where efficiency gains of over 10% were noted. For variable displacement piston pumps, overall efficiency was improved by 5%. For cutting tools, the most significant gains in productivity (and, accordingly, the efficiency of the machining process as a whole) were associated with the roughing and finishing of titanium components for aerospace systems. Use of the AlMgB14 nanocoating in customer field tests has shown that the coated tools were able to withstand machining rates as high as 500sfm (limited only by the substrate material), with relatively low flank wear when compared to other industrial offerings. AlMgB14 coated tools exhibited a 60% improvement over similarly applied TiAlN thin films. Furthermore, AlMgB14-based coatings in these particular tests lasted twice as long than their TiAlN counterparts at the 500sfm feed rates. Full implementation of the technology into the industrial hydraulic and cutting tool markets equates to a worldwide energy savings of 46 trillion BTU/year by 2030. U.S.-based GHG emissions associated with the markets identified would fall accordingly, dropping by as much as 50,000 tonnes annually.

  3. Project calculation of the steering mechanism hydraulic servo control in motor vehicles

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    Zoran ?ukan Majki?

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic servo controls are designed to facilitate rotation in place without providing increased ppower to steering wheels. In the initial design phase, the dimensions required for control systems are usually obtained through the calculation of their load when wheels rotate in place, where the torque is calculated empirically. The starting point in the project calculation is thus to determine the hydraulic power steering torque torsional resistance which is then used to determine the maximum value of force i.e. the torque on the stering wheel. The calculation of the control system servo control consists of determining the basic parameters, the required pump capacity, the main dimensions of the hub and the  pipeline and the conditions for the stability of the system control mechanism. Introduction The aim of the calculation of the steering control system is to determine the basic parameters of its components which ensure the fulfilment of requirements of the control system. Calculations are performed in several stages with a simultaneous  detailed constructive analysis of the control system leading to the best variant. At each stage, design and control calculations of the hydraulic servo of the steering mechanism are performed. The design allows the computation to complete the selection of basic dimensions of the amplifer elements, starting from the approved scheme and the basic building loads of approximate values. Calculations control is carried out to clarify the structural solution and to obtain the output characteristics of the control amplifier which are applied in the  estimation of  potential properties of the structure. Project calculation Baseline data must be sufficiently reliable, ie. must correspond to the construction characteristics of the vehicle design and the control system as well as to service conditions..A proper deterimination of the torque calculation of torsional resistance in wheels is of utmost importance. Moment of resistance to wheel rotation in place The magnitude of the torque required to rotate drive wheels in place, is affected by: 1 load on wheels; 2 coefficient of friction of the tire surface; 3 dimensions and shape of the tire footprint on the surface, as deterimined by the pressure in the tire and its construction; 4 lateral stiffness of the tire; 5 turning radius of drive wheels; 6 angles of inclination of the pin; 7 moment of friction in pins and steering gear mechanism. To achieve the proper torque values of torsional resistance in drive wheels, it is necessary to take into account all these influential factors, as this provides a lower load on the elements in the control system while enabling easier control and reducing the moment of force on the steering wheel. Moment of resistance to rotating drive wheels in place according to Mitin Mitin obtained the coefficient  only for one tire so the use of this formula is practically impossible. Moment of resistance to rotating drive wheels in place according to Taborek Moment of resistance to rotating drive wheels in place according to Lisov This formula takes into account the radius of the tire, but does not take into account the pressure and elastic characteristics of tires. Moment of resistance ito rotating drive wheels in place by Litvinov For the calculation by this formula, it is necessary to know the dependence of the tire footprint surface and the load on it. Moment of resistance to rotating drive wheels in place by Gough Experimental studies have shown that this term is very acceptable. Dimensions of the executive hydraulic cylinder The control amplifier must provide that the wheels rotate in place when the force of the driver on the steering wheel is not above 160 – 200 N in a complete range of the rotation angles from   for the inner wheel to for the outer wheel. Reactive and centering elements of the hydraulic servo control The control system without a hydraulic servo control must have one very important characteristic which is to develop the ability of the driver to feel the road configuration, esp

  4. Hydraulic transient analysis in circulating water pump system

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    The present paper has dealt with the various phenomena associated with the hydraulic transient operation of pump system following the interruption of flow from its steady state with a special reference on the classical sloshing phenomena. The phenomena often encountered in the piping network following the separation of liquid column and the formation of cavity inside the pipe results in reverse transient pressure built up upon subsequent rejoining of separated liquid columns. A computer programme has been developed to predict the transient behaviour of circulating water (CW) pump system considering the various hydrodynamic phenomena involved in the process. (author). 2 refs., 12 figs

  5. Variants of secondary control with power recovery for loading hydraulic driving device

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    Li, Wanguo; Fu, Yongling; Chen, Juan; Qi, Xiaoye

    2015-04-01

    Current high power load simulators are generally incapable of obtaining both high loading performance and high energy efficiency. Simulators with high energy efficiency are used to simulate static-state load, and those with high dynamic performance typically have low energy efficiency. In this paper, the variants of secondary control (VSC) with power recovery are developed to solve this problem for loading hydraulic driving devices that operate under variable pressure, unlike classical secondary control (CSC) that operates in constant pressure network. Hydrostatic secondary control units are used as the loading components, by which the absorbed mechanical power from the tested device is converted into hydraulic power and then fed back into the tested system through 4 types of feedback passages (FPs). The loading subsystem can operate in constant pressure network, controlled variable pressure network, or the same variable pressure network as that of the tested device by using different FPs. The 4 types of systems are defined, and their key techniques are analyzed, including work principle, simulating the work state of original tested device, static operation points, loading performance, energy efficiency, and control strategy, etc. The important technical merits of the 4 schemes are compared, and 3 of the schemes are selected, designed, simulated using AMESim and evaluated. The researching results show that the investigated systems can simulate the given loads effectively, realize the work conditions of the tested device, and furthermore attain a high power recovery efficiency that ranges from 0.54 to 0.85, even though the 3 schemes have different loading performances and energy efficiencies. This paper proposes several loading schemes that can achieve both high dynamic performance and high power recovery efficiency.

  6. Modelling of a hydraulic motor and servo-valve to produce a desired system response using analogue and digital compensation techniques

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    A hydraulic system is analyzed, and its transfer function is derived. System specifications are outlined for position and velocity responses to step inputs. This leads to the design of an analog compensator to meet the desired system position performance specification. The analog compensator is tested on the actual hydraulic plant and on a 3rd order representation of the hydraulic plant. From the design of the analog compensator the system is redesigned using digital techniques and the comparable digital compensator found. This is tested on the actual hydraulic plant and on the analog model of the system. The differences between the two types of compensator are discussed. A control program for digital compensator implementation was written, and verified on the actual hydraulic plant and on the analog model of the system.

  7. PERFORMANCE OF AN AERIAL VARIABLE-RATE APPLICATION SYSTEM WITH A HYDRAULICALLY POWERED CHEMICAL PUMP AND SPRAY VALVE

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    The performance was evaluated for a variable-rate system that consisted of a SATLOC M3 with AirTrac software with WAAS corrected DGPS (5 Hz position update) and an AutoCal II automatic flow controller. This system was installed on an Air Tractor 402B equipped with an auxiliary hydraulic package tha...

  8. Robust Non-Chattering Observer Based Sliding Control Concept for Electro-Hydraulic Drives

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an observer-based sliding mode control concept with chattering reduction, generally applicable for position tracking control of electro-hydraulic valve-cylinder drives (VCD's). The proposed control concept requires only common data sheet information and no knowledge on load characteristics. Furthermore the proposed scheme only employ pistonand valve spool positions- and pressure feedback, commonly available in industry. The main target is to overcome problems with linear controllers deteriorating performance due to the inherent nonlinear nature of such systems, without requiring extensive knowledge on system parameters nor advanced control theory. In order to accomplish this task, an integral sliding mode controller designed for the control derivative employing state observation is proposed, based on a generalized reduced order model structure of a VCD with unmatched valve ow- and cylinder asymmetries. It is shown that limited attention can be given to bounds on parameter estimates, that chattering is reduced and the number of tuning parameters is reduced to the level seen in conventional PID schemes. Furthermore, simulation results demonstrate a high level of robustness when subjected to strong perturbations in supply pressure and coulomb friction force, and that tracking accuracy may be reduced to the level of noise. Furthermore, the proposed controller tolerates signicant noise levels, while still remaining stable and accurate.

  9. Optimising root system hydraulic architectures for water uptake

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    Meunier, Félicien; Couvreur, Valentin; Draye, Xavier; Javaux, Mathieu

    2015-04-01

    In this study we started from local hydraulic analysis of idealized root systems to develop a mathematical framework necessary for the understanding of global root systems behaviors. The underlying assumption of this study was that the plant is naturally optimised for the water uptake. The root system is thus a pipe network dedicated to the capture and transport of water. The main objective of the present research is to explain the fitness of major types of root architectures to their environment. In a first step, we developed links between local hydraulic properties and macroscopic parameters of (un)branched roots. The outcome of such an approach were functions of apparent conductance of entire root system and uptake distribution along the roots. We compared our development with some allometric scaling laws for the root water uptake: under the same simplifying assumptions we were able to obtain the same results and even to expand them to more physiological cases. Using empirical data of measured root conductance, we were also able to fit extremely well the data-set with this model. In a second stage we used generic architecture parameters and an existent root growth model to generate various types of root systems (from fibrous to tap). We combined both sides (hydraulic and architecture) then to maximize under a volume constraint either apparent conductance of root systems or the soil volume explored by active roots during the plant growth period. This approach has led to the sensitive parameters of the macroscopic parameters (conductance and location of the water uptake) of each single plant selected for this study. Scientific questions such as: "What is the optimal sowing density of a given hydraulic architecture ?" or "Which plant traits can we change to better explore the soil domain ?" can be also addressed with this approach: some potential applications are illustrated. The next (and ultimate phase) will be to validate our conclusions with real architectures data and with a physical model of the water fluxes in the soil-plant continuum.

  10. Real-time neural network-based self-tuning control of a nonlinear electro-hydraulic servomotor

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    Canelon, J.I.; Ortega, A.G. [Univ. del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). School of Electrical Engineering; Shieh, L.S. [Houston Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Bastidas, J.I. [Univ. del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). School of Mechanical Engineering; Zhang, Y.; Akujuobi, C.M. [Prairie View A and M Univ., Prairie View, TX (United States). Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research and Dept. of Engineering Technology

    2010-08-13

    For high power applications, hydraulic actuators offer many advantages over electromagnetic actuators, including higher torque/mass ratios; smaller control gains; excellent torque capability; filtered high frequency noise; better heat transfer characteristics; smaller size; higher speed of response of the servomechanism; cheaper hardware; and higher reliability. Therefore, any application that requires a large force applied smoothly by an actuator is a candidate for hydraulic power. Examples of such applications include vehicle steering and braking systems; roll mills; drilling rigs; heavy duty crane and presses; and industrial robots and actuators for aircraft control surfaces such as ailerons and flaps. It is extremely important to create effective control strategies for hydraulic systems. This paper outlined the real-time implementation of a neural network-based approach, for self-tuning control of the angular position of a nonlinear electro-hydraulic servomotor. Using an online training algorithm, a neural network autoregressive moving-average model with exogenous input (ARMAX) model of the system was identified and continuously updated and an optimal linear ARMAX model was determined. The paper briefly depicted the neural network-based self-tuning control approach and a description of the experimental equipment (hardware and software) was presented including the implementation details. The experimental results were discussed and conclusions were summarized. It was found that the approach proved to be very effective in the control of this fast dynamics system, outperforming a fine tuned PI controller. Therefore, although the self-tuning approach was computationally demanding, it was feasible for real-time implementation. 22 refs., 6 figs.

  11. Study on Knowledge -based Intelligent Fault Diagnosis of Hydraulic System

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    Xuexia Liu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A general framework of hydraulic fault diagnosis system was studied. It consisted of equipment knowledge bases, real-time databases, fusion reasoning module, knowledge acquisition module and so on. A tree-structure model of fault knowledge was established. Fault nodes knowledge was encapsulated by object-oriented technique. Complete knowledge bases were made including fault bases and diagnosis bases. It could describe the fault positions, the structure of fault, cause-symptom relationships, diagnosis principles and other knowledge. Taking the fault of left and right lifting oil cylinder out of sync for example, the diagnostic results show that the methods were effective.

  12. Linear hydraulic drive system for a Stirling engine

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    Walsh, Michael M. (Schenectady, NY)

    1984-02-21

    A hydraulic drive system operating from the periodic pressure wave produced by a Stirling engine along a first axis thereof and effecting transfer of power from the Stirling engine to a load apparatus therefor and wherein the movable, or working member of the load apparatus is reciprocatingly driven along an axis substantially at right angles to the first axis to achieve an arrangement of a Stirling engine and load apparatus assembly which is much shorter and the components of the load apparatus more readily accessible.

  13. CFD analysis of pressure loss during flow by hydraulic directional control valve constructed from logic valves

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    Highlights: ? Investigating the reduction of flow resistance by hydraulic directional valve. ? Replacing of directional spool valve by logic type valve mounted on the same subplate. ? Verifying the new design by CFD analysis with ANSYS/FLUENT software. ? Allowing an example of the solution to reduce pressure loss over 35–61%. ? Conducting an experimental studies to verify CFD analysis. - Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the reduction of flow resistance in a hydraulic system. The undertaken matter is focused on a spool type directional control valve with pilot operated check valves. In the paper there is a proposition of replacing a 4-way directional control valve with pilot operated check valves by suitable unit consisting of logic valves. Therefore, a body of new directional control valve has been designed. Four logic valves are mounted on the body and closed with a cover on which electromagnetic pilot valve is assembled. The hydraulic ports of the body are in accordance with the standard ISO 4401 – 08-07-0-94, so the proposed new directional control valve can be applied alternatively to a directional spool valve. An important task given during the work is to create the systems of flow paths inside the body, which are assumed to be performed with simple technologies like: drilling, boring and milling. The system of the designed flow paths is verified by CFD analysis with the use of ANSYS/FLUENT program on three-dimensional model. Obtainee-dimensional model. Obtained results are compared with the results of the characteristics given in catalogues and coming from experimental research of the prototype. The difference in pressure loss during flow for the logic valve taken from CFD calculation and the catalogue do not exceed 5%. Presented in the paper directional control valve may operate for volumetric flow rate up to 450 dm3/min and the pressure up to 42 MPa. In the proposed solution, although simple technologies of making flow paths were applied, the pressure losses were reduced over 35%. The developed solution is close to a standard directional spool valve and can be assembled on an identical sub-plate.

  14. Electromechanical propellant control system actuator

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    Myers, W. Neill; Weir, Rae Ann

    1990-01-01

    New control mechanism technologies are currently being sought to provide alternatives to hydraulic actuation systems. The Propulsion Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is involved in the development of electromechanical actuators (EMA's) for this purpose. Through this effort, an in-house designed electromechanical propellant valve actuator has been assembled and is presently being evaluated. This evaluation will allow performance comparisons between EMA and hydraulics systems. The in-house design consists of the following hardware: a three-phase brushless motor, a harmonic drive, and an output spline which will mate with current Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) propellant control valves. A resolver and associated electronics supply position feedback for the EMA. System control is provided by a solid-state electronic controller and power supply. Frequency response testing has been performed with further testing planned as hardware and test facilities become available.

  15. Hydraulic manipulator research at ORNL

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    Recently, task requirements have dictated that manipulator payload capacity increase to accommodate greater payloads, greater manipulator length, and larger environmental interaction forces. General tasks such as waste storage tank cleanup and facility dismantlement and decommissioning require manipulator life capacities in the range of hundreds of pounds rather than tens of pounds. To meet the increased payload capacities demanded by present-day tasks, manipulator designers have turned once again to hydraulics as a means of actuation. In order to successfully design, build, and deploy a new hydraulic manipulator (or subsystem), sophisticated modeling, analysis, and control experiments are usually needed. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a history of projects that incorporate hydraulics technology, including mobile robots, teleoperated manipulators, and full-scale construction equipment. In addition, to support the development and deployment of new hydraulic manipulators, ORNL has outfitted a significant experimental laboratory and has developed the software capability for research into hydraulic manipulators, hydraulic actuators, hydraulic systems, modeling of hydraulic systems, and hydraulic controls. The purpose of this article is to describe the past hydraulic manipulator developments and current hydraulic manipulator research capabilities at ORNL. Included are example experimental results from ORNL's flexible/prismatic test stand

  16. Scaling of Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and System Code Assessment

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    In the last five decades large efforts have been undertaken to provide reliable thermal-hydraulic system codes for the analyses of transients and accidents in nuclear power plants. Many separate effects tests and integral system tests were carried out to establish a data base for code development and code validation. In this context the question has to be answered, to what extent the results of down-scaled test facilities represent the thermal-hydraulic behaviour expected in a full-scale nuclear reactor under accidental conditions. Scaling principles, developed by many scientists and engineers, present a scientific technical basis and give a valuable orientation for the design of test facilities. However, it is impossible for a down-scaled facility to reproduce all physical phenomena in the correct temporal sequence and in the kind and strength of their occurrence. The designer needs to optimize a down-scaled facility for the processes of primary interest. This leads compulsorily to scaling distortions of other processes with less importance. Taking into account these weak points, a goal oriented code validation strategy is required, based on the analyses of separate effects tests and integral system tests as well as transients occurred in full-scale nuclear reactors. The CSNI validation matrices are an excellent basis for the fulfilling of this task. Separate effects tests in full scale play here an important role.

  17. Non-linear dynamic modeling of an automobile hydraulic active suspension system

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    Mrad, R. Ben; Levitt, J. A.; Fassois, S. D.

    1994-09-01

    Motived by the strong need for realistically describing the dynamical behaviour of automotive systems through adequate mathematical models, a computer-stimulation-suitable non-linear quarter-car model of a hydraulic active suspension system is developed. Unlike previously available linear models characterised by idealised actuator and component behaviour, the developed model accounts for the dynamics of the main system components, including the suspension bushing, pump, accumulator, power and bypass valves, and hydraulic actuator, while also incorporating preliminary versions of the system controllers. Significant system characteristics, such as non-linear pressure-flow relationships, fluid compressibility, pump and valve non-linearities, leakages, as well as Coulomb friction, are also explicitly accounted for, and the underpinning assumptions are discussed. Simulation results obtained by exercising the model provide insight into the system behavior, illustrate the importance of the actuator/component dynamics and their associated non-linearities and reveal the inadequacy of the idealised linear models in capturing the system behaviour, demonstrate specific effects of valve leakage and fluid bulk modulus, are in qualitative agreement with experimental measurements, and stress the need for proper control law design and tuning. The developed model is particularly suitable for analysis, design, control law optimisation, and diagnostic strategies development.

  18. Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems in Coal Fluidized Bed Combustor

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    Z. O. Opafunso

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: This study designed the pneumatic and hydraulic systems in coal fluidized bed combustor. These are fluidization of silica sand bed material, Air distributor, centrifugal fan, electric motor power drive and surface heat exchanger. Approach: The effects of increased gas velocity on silica sand and the resultant drag force formed the basic equations in fluidization. Air distributor was introduced to achieve pressure drop across the beds. Results: The constructed centrifugal fan was driven by selected electric motor based on pressure and temperature changes in the reactor. The dimensions of the heat transfer tube were calculated from fluid flow and energy balance equations. The values obtained were as the follows: Fluidization velocity (1.54 m sec-­1, gas velocity through orifice (29.52 m sec-1, the fan electric motor (2 KW, 3 ph at 1500 pm, the steam temperature obtained was 160°C from water ambient temperature of 30°C and tube length 22 m was coiled into levels in the combustor. Conclusion/Recommendation: Precise specifications of pneumatic and hydraulic systems will adequately address the environment concern of coal fired power supply as a method to address epileptic power supply in Nigeria.

  19. Cross-cutting european thermal-hydraulics research for innovative nuclear systems

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    Thermal-hydraulics is recognized as a key scientific subject in the development of different innovative nuclear reactor systems. From the thermal-hydraulic point of view, different innovative reactors are mainly characterized by their coolants (gas, water, liquid metals and molten salt). This results in different micro- and macroscopic behavior of flow and heat transfer and requires specific models and advanced analysis tools. However, many common thermal-hydraulic issues are identified among various innovative nuclear systems. In Europe, such cross-cutting thermal-hydraulic issues are the subject of the 7. framework programme THINS (Thermal-Hydraulics of Innovative Nuclear Systems) project which runs from 2010 until 2014. This paper will describe the activities in this project which address the main identified thermal hydraulics issues for innovative nuclear systems. (authors)

  20. Transient Thermal Hydraulic Analyses of Heavy Water System

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    A research reactor core surrounded by a heavy water (D2O) vessel uses heavy water as a reflector. A Heavy Water System (HWS) is installed to remove the heat generated in heavy water and the vessel itself. The HWS is separated from the primary cooling system of the core. Postulated Initiating Events (PIEs) in the HWS are evaluated for safety purposes. In the present study, transient thermal hydraulic analyses of HWS such as loss of heavy water flow owing to a pump failure, dilution of heavy water owing to a pipe rupture inside a pool, heavy water leakage owing to a pipe rupture outside a pool, and loss of heat removal owing to a secondary cooling system failure are analyzed

  1. Analysis of core physics and thermal-hydraulics results of control rod withdrawal experiments in the LOFT facility

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    Two anticipated transient experiments simulating an uncontrolled control rod withdrawal event in a pressurized water reactor (PWR) were conducted in the Loss-of-Fluid Test (LOFT) Facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The scaled LOFT 50-MW(t) PWR includes most of the principal features of larger commercial PWRs. The experiments tested the ability of reactor analysis codes to accurately calculate core reactor physics and thermal-hydraulic phenomena in an integral reactor system

  2. Thermal Hydraulic Analysis on Containment Filtered Venting System

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    In this study, the thermal hydraulic conditions (e. g. pressure and flow rate) at each component have been examined and the sensitivity analysis on CFVS design parameters (e. g. water inventory, volumetric flow rate). The purpose is to know the possible range of flow conditions at each component to determine the optimum size of filtration system. GOTHIC code has been used to simulate the thermal-hydraulic behavior inside of CFVS. The behavior of flows in the CFVS has been investigated. The vessel water level and the flow rates during the CFVS operation are examined. It was observed that the vessel water level would be changed significantly due to steam condensation/thermal expansion and steam evaporation. Therefore, the vessel size and the initial water inventory should be carefully determined to keep the minimum water level required for filtration components and not to flood the components in the upper side of the vessel. It has been also observed that the volumetric flow rate is maintained during the CFVS operation, which is beneficial for pool scrubbing units. However, regarding the significant variations at the orifice downstream, careful design would be necessary

  3. Global asymptotic stabilization of large-scale hydraulic networks using positive proportional controls

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    Jensen, Tom NŘrgaard; Wisniewski, Rafal

    2014-01-01

    An industrial case study involving a large-scale hydraulic network underlying a district heating system subject to structural changes is considered. The problem of controlling the pressure drop across the so-called end-user valves in the network to a designated vector of reference values under directional actuator constraints is addressed. The proposed solution consists of a set of decentralized positively constrained proportional control actions. The results show that the closed-loop system always has a globally asymptotically stable equilibrium point independently on the number of end-users. Furthermore, by a proper design of controller gains the closed-loop equilibrium point can be designed to belong to an arbitrarily small neighborhood of the desired equilibrium point. Since there exists a globally asymptotically stable equilibrium point independently on the number of end-users in the system, it is concluded that structural changes can be implemented without risk of introducing instability. In addition, structural changes can be easily implemented due to the decentralized control architecture.

  4. A method for dynamic system characterization using hydraulic series resistance.

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    Kim, Dongshin; Chesler, Naomi C; Beebe, David J

    2006-05-01

    The pressure required to drive flow through a microfluidic device is an important characteristic of that device. We present a method to measure the flow rate through microfluidic components and systems, including micropumps and microvalves. The measurement platform is composed of two pressure sensors and a glass tube, which provides series resistance. The principle of the measurement is the fluid dynamical equivalent of Ohm's law, which defines the relationship between current, resistance, and voltage that are analogues to flow rate, hydraulic resistance, and pressure drop, respectively. Once the series resistance is known, it is possible to compute the flow rate through a device based on pressure alone. In addition, the dynamic system characteristics of the device-resistance and capacitance-can be computed. The benefits of this method are its simple configuration, capability of measuring flow rate accurately from the more easily measured pressure, and the ability to predict the dynamic response of microfluidic devices. PMID:16652179

  5. Active control system for high speed windmills

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    Avery, Don E. (45-437 Akimala St., Honolulu, HI 96744)

    1988-01-01

    A pump stroke is matched to the operating speed of a high speed windmill. The windmill drives a hydraulic pump for a control. Changes in speed of a wind driven shaft open supply and exhaust valves to opposite ends of a hydraulic actuator to lengthen and shorten an oscillating arm thereby lengthening and shortening the stroke of an output pump. Diminishing wind to a stall speed causes the valves to operate the hydraulic cylinder to shorten the oscillating arm to zero. A pressure accumulator in the hydraulic system provides the force necessary to supply the hydraulic fluid under pressure to drive the actuator into and out of the zero position in response to the windmill shaft speed approaching and exceeding windmill stall speed.

  6. Apu/hydraulic/actuator Subsystem Computer Simulation. Space Shuttle Engineering and Operation Support, Engineering Systems Analysis. [for the space shuttle

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    1975-01-01

    Major developments are examined which have taken place to date in the analysis of the power and energy demands on the APU/Hydraulic/Actuator Subsystem for space shuttle during the entry-to-touchdown (not including rollout) flight regime. These developments are given in the form of two subroutines which were written for use with the Space Shuttle Functional Simulator. The first subroutine calculates the power and energy demand on each of the three hydraulic systems due to control surface (inboard/outboard elevons, rudder, speedbrake, and body flap) activity. The second subroutine incorporates the R. I. priority rate limiting logic which limits control surface deflection rates as a function of the number of failed hydraulic. Typical results of this analysis are included, and listings of the subroutines are presented in appendicies.

  7. Second order sliding control with state dependent gain and its application to a hydraulic drive

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2013-01-01

    The application of sliding modes for control of hydraulic drives appear promising due to strong robustness toward plant uncertainties and disturbances. Especially high order sliding modes may be successfully implemented avoiding the discontinuous control seen in first order sliding controls. However, the very feature of switching about the control target may be undesirable due to finite sampling time and actuator dynamics, and may cause oscillating flow line pressures. This paper discusses a second order sliding controller based on the so-called prescribed convergence algorithm, when used for chattering elimination in hydraulic drive control applications. For this usage the algorithm suffers from poor convergence properties unless a high control gain is chosen, which in turn increases pressure oscillations. To negotiate the combined challenge the controller is extended with a proportional term for improved convergence speed, and the gain of the discontinuous control is made variable according to the control target itself. It is shown that the control error and its derivative are globally convergent to a vicinity of the target via Lyapunov arguments, with accuracy dependent on control parameters, and finite time convergence properties are considered via homogeneity reasoning. Results demonstrate improved control operation compared to the basic algorithm when implemented for position tracking control of a hydraulic drive.

  8. Hydraulic mechanism to limit torsional loads between the IUS and space transportation system orbiter

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    Farmer, James R.

    1986-01-01

    The Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) is a two-stage booster used by NASA and the Defense Department to insert payloads into geosynchronous orbit from low-Earth orbit. The hydraulic mechanism discussed here was designed to perform a specific dynamic and static interface function within the Space Transportation System's Orbiter. Requirements, configuration, and application of the hydraulic mechanism with emphasis on performance and methods of achieving zero external hydraulic leakage are discussed. The hydraulic load-leveler mechanism meets the established design requirements for operation in a low-Earth orbit. Considerable testing was conducted to demonstrate system performance and verification that external leakage had been reduced to zero. Following each flight use of an ASE, all hydraulic mechanism components are carefully inspected for leakage. The ASE, including the hydraulic mechanism, has performed without any anomalies during all IUS flights.

  9. Hydraulic Modeling of Novel Combined Nozzle for Pool Scrubbing System

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    The particles are collected in the scrubbing liquid. Knowing that the particle is removed from the gas stream mainly by scrubbing phenomena, the filtration efficiency can be enhanced by enlarging the contact area between the scrubbing water and the gas/particle mixture (e.g. break the bulk of gas flow into fine bubbles) or by enlarging the contact time of them (e. g. increase the water pool depth). In this study, the novel design of the combined nozzle has been developed to minimize the size of the filtration system and to ensure the filtration efficiency over the wide range of operating conditions. The hydraulic simulation has been conducted to investigate the flow behavior inside of the nozzle prior to evaluate the filtering efficiency. The proto-typical combined nozzle has been modeling in CFD and simulated for different conditions. Preliminary CFD simulation is conducted to examine the effects of key features and the flow behaviors inside the combined nozzle

  10. Hydraulic Modeling of Novel Combined Nozzle for Pool Scrubbing System

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    Ha, Jeong Hee; Jung, Woo Young; Lee, Doo Yong [FNC Technology Co., LTD., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The particles are collected in the scrubbing liquid. Knowing that the particle is removed from the gas stream mainly by scrubbing phenomena, the filtration efficiency can be enhanced by enlarging the contact area between the scrubbing water and the gas/particle mixture (e.g. break the bulk of gas flow into fine bubbles) or by enlarging the contact time of them (e. g. increase the water pool depth). In this study, the novel design of the combined nozzle has been developed to minimize the size of the filtration system and to ensure the filtration efficiency over the wide range of operating conditions. The hydraulic simulation has been conducted to investigate the flow behavior inside of the nozzle prior to evaluate the filtering efficiency. The proto-typical combined nozzle has been modeling in CFD and simulated for different conditions. Preliminary CFD simulation is conducted to examine the effects of key features and the flow behaviors inside the combined nozzle.

  11. Analytical Study of Cavitation Surge in a Hydraulic System.

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    Kang, Donghyuk; Yokota, Kazuhiko

    2014-10-01

    In order to clarify effects of an accumulator, pipe lengths and gradients of pressure and suction performances on cavitation surge, one-dimensional stability analyses of cavitation surge were performed in hydraulic systems consisting of an upstream tank, an inlet pipe, a cavitating pump, a downstream pipe, and a downstream tank. An accumulator located upstream or downstream of the cavitating pump was included in the analysis. Increasing the distance between the upstream accumulator and the cavitating pump enlarged the stable region. On the other hand, decreasing the distance between the downstream accumulator and the cavitating pump enlarged the stable region. Furthermore, the negative gradient of a suction performance curve and the positive gradient of a pressure performance curve cause cavitation surge. PMID:25278638

  12. Thermal hydraulic analysis of a passive residual heat removal system

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    A theoretical investigation on the thermal hydraulic characteristics of a new type of passive residual heat removal system (PRHRS) for an integrated pressurized water reactor is presented in this paper. The residual decay heat of the reactor core should be removed safely through multi-interknit natural circulation loops on the occasion of normal or accidental reactor shutdown. A one-dimensional model and a simulation code are developed to theoretically predict the transient behavior of the PRHRS. It is found that the calculated parameter (such as heat transfer capacity, pressure and mass flow rate) variation trends are reasonable. The decay heat can be safely removed by the PRHRS. However, the peak value of the secondary loop pressure is higher than the expected one. A protection measure of the secondary loop pressure should be considered in the model. (authors)

  13. A Model Predictive Control Approach for Fuel Economy Improvement of a Series Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

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    Tri-Vien Vu; Chih-Keng Chen; Chih-Wei Hung

    2014-01-01

    This study applied a model predictive control (MPC) framework to solve the cruising control problem of a series hydraulic hybrid vehicle (SHHV). The controller not only regulates vehicle velocity, but also engine torque, engine speed, and accumulator pressure to their corresponding reference values. At each time step, a quadratic programming problem is solved within a predictive horizon to obtain the optimal control inputs. The objective is to minimize the output error. This approach ensures ...

  14. Operating Experience Insights into Pipe Failures for Electro-Hydraulic Control and Instrument Air Systems in Nuclear Power Plant. A Topical Report from the Component Operational Experience, Degradation and Ageing Programme

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    Structural integrity of piping systems is important for plant safety and operability. In recognition of this, information on degradation and failure of piping components and systems is collected and evaluated by regulatory agencies, international organisations (e.g. OECD/NEA and IAEA) and industry organisations worldwide to provide systematic feedback for example to reactor regulation and research and development programmes associated with non-destructive examination (NDE) technology, in-service inspection (ISI) programmes, leak-before-break evaluations, risk-informed ISI, and probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) applications involving passive component reliability. Several OECD member countries have agreed to establish the OECD/NEA 'Component Operational Experience, Degradation and Ageing Programme' (CODAP) to encourage multilateral co-operation in the collection and analysis of data relating to degradation and failure of metallic piping and non-piping metallic passive components in commercial nuclear power plants. The scope of the data collection includes service-induced wall thinning, part through-wall cracks, through-wall cracks with and without active leakage, and instances of significant degradation of metallic passive components, including piping pressure boundary integrity. The OECD/NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) acts as an umbrella committee of the Project. CODAP is the continuation of the 2002-2011 'OECD/NEA Pipe Failure Data Exchange Project' (OPDE) and the Stress Corrosion Cracking Working Group of the 2006-2010 'OECD/NEA Stress Corrosion Cracking and Cable Ageing Project' (SCAP). OPDE was formally launched in May 2002. Upon completion of the third term (May 2011), the OPDE project was officially closed to be succeeded by CODAP. SCAP was enabled by a voluntary contribution from Japan. It was formally launched in June 2006 and officially closed with an international workshop held in Tokyo in May 2010. The majority of the member organisations of the two projects were the same, often being represented by the same person. In May 2011, thirteen countries signed the CODAP 1. Term Agreement (Canada, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States). The 1. Term work plan includes the preparation of Topical Reports to foster technical co-operation and to deepen the understanding of national differences in ageing management. The Topical Reports constitute CODAP Event Database and Knowledge Base insights reports and as such act as portals for future database application projects and in-depth studies of selected degradation mechanisms. Prepared in 2013 and published as NEA/CSNI/R(2014)6, a first Topical Report addressed flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) of carbon steel and low alloy steel piping. This, the second Topical Report addresses operating experience with electro-hydraulic control (EHC) and instrument air (IA) system piping. Degradation and failure of EHC or IA piping can adversely affect plant operability, and under certain circumstances lead to safety challenges. Both systems consist of significant lengths of small-diameter piping. The typical EHC system piping material is stainless steel; Type 304 or 316. Plants generally use carbon steel, copper, stainless steel, galvanised steel or combinations of two or more material types for IA system piping. The CODAP Topical Report on 'EHC and IA Piping Systems' includes a primer on the environmental and operational factors affecting the structural integrity of respective system, and evaluates service experience data as recorded in the CODAP Event Database. Also included in the report are descriptions of the national EHC and IA ageing management programme approaches and a summary of other information collected in the CODAP Knowledge Base. The report has been prepared by the CODAP Project Review Group, with support from the CODAP Operating Agent and the CODAP Knowledge Base Coordinator. There are 215

  15. Tractor Hydraulics. A Teaching Reference.

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    The manual was developed to help provide a better understanding of how and why hydraulic principles serve the purposes of weight reduction, increase of physical effort, and more precise control to machines of all types. The four components that are necessary to have a workable hydraulic system--a reservoir, a pump, a valve, and a motor (cylinder)…

  16. Wind tunnel experiments to prove a hydraulic passive torque control concept for variable speed wind turbines

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    Diepeveen, N. F. B.; Jarquin-Laguna, A.

    2014-12-01

    In this paper the results are presented of experiments to prove an innovative concept for passive torque control of variable speed wind turbines using fluid power technology. It is demonstrated that by correctly configuring the hydraulic drive train, the wind turbine rotor operates at or near maximum aerodynamic efficiency for below rated wind speeds. The experiments with a small horizontal-axis wind turbine rotor, coupled to a hydraulic circuit, were conducted at the Open Jet Facility of the Delft University of Technology. In theory, the placement of a nozzle at the end of the hydraulic circuit causes the pressure and hence the rotor torque to increase quadratically with flow speed and hence rotation speed. The rotor torque is limited by a pressure relief valve. Results from the experiments proved the functionality of this passive speed control concept. By selecting the correct nozzle outlet area the rotor operates at or near the optimum tip speed ratio.

  17. COBRA-SFS, Thermal Hydraulics of Spent Fuel Storage System

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    1 - Description of program or function: COBRA-SFS is used for steady- state and transient thermal-hydraulic analysis of spent fuel storage systems as well as other heat transfer and fluid flow problems. It is designed to predict flow and temperature distributions under a wide range of flow conditions, including mixed and natural convection. Two auxiliary programs, RADX1 and RADGEN, generate blackbody view factors and calculate radiation exchange factors for unconsolidated spent fuel assemblies to be supplied as input to COBRA-SFS. 2 - Method of solution: The thermal-hydraulic analysis is separated into two parts - a flow field solution and an energy solution. COBRA-SFS solves a set of incompressible subchannel equations for mass and momentum conservation in the coolant and energy conservation in the fuel rods, solid structures, and coolant. The RECIRC solution method, a Newton-Raphson technique, is used to iteratively solve these equations. Radiation heat transfer between rod and slab surfaces is modeled using detailed radiation exchange factors, which are calculated from the geometry of the problem and the emissivities of the participating surfaces. The subchannel equations are fully implicit in time. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem - PARAMETER statements presently impose a maxima of: 50 channel gap connections, 40 channels, 20 fuel rods, 40 slab connections, 1 fuel types, 6 assemblies, 9 fuel rods interacting with a channel, 6 fuel nodes per fuel rng with a channel, 6 fuel nodes per fuel rod, 4 axial fuel type divisions. By modifying PARAMETER statements, code dimensioning limits can be changed to fit any given problem, limited only by available storage

  18. Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System

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    Norm Warpinski; Steve Wolhart; Larry Griffin; Eric Davis

    2007-01-31

    The project to develop an advanced hydraulic fracture mapping system consisted of both hardware and analysis components in an effort to build, field, and analyze combined data from tiltmeter and microseismic arrays. The hardware sections of the project included: (1) the building of new tiltmeter housings with feedthroughs for use in conjunction with a microseismic array, (2) the development of a means to use separate telemetry systems for the tilt and microseismic arrays, and (3) the selection and fabrication of an accelerometer sensor system to improve signal-to-noise ratios. The analysis sections of the project included a joint inversion for analysis and interpretation of combined tiltmeter and microseismic data and improved methods for extracting slippage planes and other reservoir information from the microseisms. In addition, testing was performed at various steps in the process to assess the data quality and problems/issues that arose during various parts of the project. A prototype array was successfully tested and a full array is now being fabricated for industrial use.

  19. Development of realistic thermal hydraulic system analysis code

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    The realistic safety analysis system is essential for nuclear safety research, advanced reactor development, safety analysis in nuclear industry and 'in-house' plant design capability development. In this project, we have developed a best-estimate multi-dimensional thermal-hydraulic system code, MARS, which is based on the integrated version of the RELAP5 and COBRA-TF codes. To improve the realistic analysis capability, we have improved the models for multi-dimensional two-phase flow phenomena and for advanced two-phase flow modeling. In addition, the GUI (Graphic User Interface) feature were developed to enhance the user's convenience. To develop the coupled analysis capability, the MARS code were linked with the three-dimensional reactor kinetics code (MASTER), the core thermal analysis code (COBRA-III/CP), and the best-estimate containment analysis code (CONTEMPT), resulting in MARS/MASTER/COBRA/CONTEMPT. Currently, the MARS code system has been distributed to 18 domestic organizations, including research, industrial, regulatory organizations and universities. The MARS has been being widely used for the safety research of existing PWRs, advanced PWR, CANDU and research reactor, the pre-test analysis of TH experiments, and others

  20. Hydraulic investigations of sediment-water-systems from the Gorleben region

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    Radionuclide migration in sediment-water-systems is determined, in addition to the sorption of the radionuclide, by the physical interactions of the flowing groundwater and granular skeleton of the sediment, which are called the hydraulic properties of the system sediment/water. Hydraulic properties of the system sediment/water which are important for pollutant migration are its permeability, effective porosity, and hydrodynamic dispersion. The results of the hydraulic investigations of sediment-water-systems from the Gorleben region are summarized. (orig./DG)

  1. Global stabilization of large-scale hydraulic networks with quantized and positive proportional controls

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    Jensen, Tom NŘrgaard; Wisniewski, Rafal

    2013-01-01

    The problem considered here is output regulation of a large-scale hydraulic network where the structure of the network is subject to change and where the actuation is subject to a non-negativity constraint. Previous results have shown that semi-global practical output regulation is achievable using a set of decentralised, logarithmic quantised and constrained control actions with properly designed quantisation parameters. That is, an attractor set with a compact basin of attraction exists. Subsequently, the basin can be increased by increasing the control gains. In our work, this result is extended by showing that an attractor set with a global basin of attraction exists for arbitrary values of positive control gains, given that the upper level of the quantiser is properly designed. Furthermore, the proof is given for general monotone quantisation maps. Since the basin of attraction is global and the result is independent on the size of the network, this shows that structural changes can be implemented without destabilising the closed-loop system.

  2. Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Controls on Induced Microseismicity Attributes

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    Reyes-Montes, J. M.; Kelly, C.; Huang, J.; Zhao, X.; Young, R. P.

    2014-12-01

    Hydraulic fracturing imposes stress changes in the treated rock through the injection of a mix of fluid and proppant at variable rates and can result in stimulated microseismicity (induced or triggered) with a wide range of magnitudes associated to the opening of new cracks or the mobilisation of pre-existing fractures. Optimizing the treatment is vital for the economic and sustainable development of hydrocarbon reservoir and for the minimization of potential environmental impacts. The analysis of the induced seismicity and of event parameters provide an estimate of the effect of the treatment and the extent of the changes in the rock reservoir properties affecting fluid conductivity. This gives critical feedback for the optimization of the treatment, especially during real-time monitoring. In this study, we correlate microseismic attributes such as the fracture dimensions, event distribution and b-values with the fluid treatment parameters such as the pumping pressure and the slurry rate across different reservoir treatments. Although the microseismic attributes are influenced by many different factors such as the reservoir elastic properties, the stress regime and in-situ fracturing, we consistently observed positive correlations between the slurry rate, plateau treatment pressure and the fracture dimensions. In addition, the variation and systematic deviation of b-value from the natural average of 1.0 gives an insight into the geomechanical behavior of the reservoir. Similar to b-value, another fractal dimension, D-value, indicates the fracture spatial propagation from linear advancement (D=1.0) to planar distribution (D=2.0) to full space occurrence (D=3.0). By merging microseismic events from multiple treatment stages, we statistically analyzed magnitude distribution and spatial and temporal structure of the microseismic cloud induced during the stimulation of a range of different reservoirs with a total population of ~20,000 MS events. Analysis on multiple treatment projects can provide a first order guidance on selecting optimal treatment parameters.

  3. Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, S.R.

    1995-09-12

    An antiskid braking and traction control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes one or more sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensors and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, or requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs a control strategy based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control the operation of the electric traction motor and to a brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative antiskid braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control. 10 figs.

  4. Modeling and Fuzzy Adaptive PID Control of a New Hydraulic Erecting Mechanism

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    Jian Xie; Liang Li; Wei Li

    2013-01-01

    To overcome the nonlinearity and solve the cooperation problem between erect cylinder and horizontal cylinder of a new hydraulic erecting mechanism, the combined simulation model is built based on AMESim/Simulink.The best cooperation time bteween erect cylinder and horizontal cylinder is confirmed. Further, the fuzzy adaptive PID controller is introduced to improve the control performance aiming to nonlinearity exist in the erecting mechanism.

  5. Engineered Barrier System Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical Column Test Report

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    The Engineered Barrier System (EBS) Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical (THC) Column Tests provide data needed for model validation. The EBS Degradation, Flow, and Transport Process Modeling Report (PMR) will be based on supporting models for in-drift THC coupled processes, and the in-drift physical and chemical environment. These models describe the complex chemical interaction of EBS materials, including granular materials, with the thermal and hydrologic conditions that will be present in the repository emplacement drifts. Of particular interest are the coupled processes that result in mineral and salt dissolution/precipitation in the EBS environment. Test data are needed for thermal, hydrologic, and geochemical model validation and to support selection of introduced materials (CRWMS M and O 1999c). These column tests evaluated granular crushed tuff as potential invert ballast or backfill material, under accelerated thermal and hydrologic environments. The objectives of the THC column testing are to: (1) Characterize THC coupled processes that could affect performance of EBS components, particularly the magnitude of permeability reduction (increases or decreases), the nature of minerals produced, and chemical fractionation (i.e., concentrative separation of salts and minerals due to boiling-point elevation). (2) Generate data for validating THC predictive models that will support the EBS Degradation, Flow, and Transport PMR, Rev. 01

  6. Research on the improvement of nuclear safety -Thermal hydraulic tests for reactor safety system-

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    Jung, Moon Kee; Park, Choon Kyung; Yang, Sun Kyoo; Chun, Se Yung; Song, Chul Hwa; Jun, Hyung Kil; Jung, Heung Joon; Won, Soon Yun; Cho, Yung Roh; Min, Kyung Hoh; Jung, Jang Hwan; Jang, Suk Kyoo; Kim, Bok Deuk; Kim, Wooi Kyung; Huh, Jin; Kim, Sook Kwan; Moon, Sang Kee; Lee, Sang Il [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1995-06-01

    The present research aims at the development of the thermal hydraulic verification test technology for the safety system of the conventional and advanced nuclear power plant and the development of the advanced thermal hydraulic measuring techniques. In this research, test facilities simulating the primary coolant system and safety system are being constructed for the design verification tests of the existing and advanced nuclear power plant. 97 figs, 14 tabs, 65 refs. (Author).

  7. Research on the improvement of nuclear safety -Thermal hydraulic tests for reactor safety system-

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    The present research aims at the development of the thermal hydraulic verification test technology for the safety system of the conventional and advanced nuclear power plant and the development of the advanced thermal hydraulic measuring techniques. In this research, test facilities simulating the primary coolant system and safety system are being constructed for the design verification tests of the existing and advanced nuclear power plant. 97 figs, 14 tabs, 65 refs. (Author)

  8. Macrocalibration in the process of hydraulic modelling of water supply systems

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    Šantl, Sašo

    2007-01-01

    The thesis presents an integrated approach to hydraulic modelling of water supply systems, which is mostly based on our own research. The starting phase of hydraulic modelling requires appropriate setting up of a geographic information system and preparation of databases of all entities. This is today crucial for efficient management of water supply systems as far as technical as well as economic and legal aspects are concerned. Appropriate management of data on a water supply ...

  9. Petri Net Model and Reliability Evaluation for Wind Turbine Hydraulic Variable Pitch Systems

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    Xiyun Yang; Jinxia Li; Peng Guo; Wei Liu

    2011-01-01

    Based on an analysis of the working principles of the hydraulic variable pitch system of a wind turbine, a novel Petri net model and reliability evaluation method are proposed. First, Petri net theory is adopted to build a model for each discrete state of the operation of the hydraulic pitch system of the wind turbine and at the same time a fault Petri net model is established. Then through qualitative analysis and quantitative calculations based on the fault Petri net, the system reliability...

  10. Hydraulic Car

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    2011-01-01

    In this activity, learners build cars using syringes and water-powered hydraulics. Learners construct the car frame out of cardboard and set up a hydraulic system to raise and lower the car. Use this project to introduce learners to incompressible fluids and Pascal's Principle.

  11. Hydraulic turbines

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    The hydraulic turbines are defined according to the specific speed, in impulse turbines and in reaction turbines. Currently, the Pelton turbines (of impulse) and the Francis and Kaplan turbines (of reaction), they are the most important machines in the hydroelectric generation. The hydraulic turbines are capable of generating in short times, large powers, from its loads zero until the total load and reject the load instantly without producing damages in the operation. When the hydraulic resources are important, the hydraulic turbines are converted in the axle of the electric system. Its combination with thermoelectric generation systems, it allow the continuing supply of the variations in demand of energy system. The available hydraulic resource in Colombia is of 93085 MW, of which solely 9% is exploited, become 79% of all the electrical country generation, 21% remaining is provided by means of the thermoelectric generation

  12. 46 CFR 58.30-10 - Hydraulic fluid.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Hydraulic fluid. 58.30-10 Section 58...and Control Systems § 58.30-10 Hydraulic fluid. (a) The requirements...inspection. (b) The fluid used in hydraulic power transmission systems shall...

  13. Thermal-Hydraulic Experiments and Modelling for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Systems

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    The objectives of the project are to study thermal hydraulic characteristics of reactor primary system for the verification of the reactor safety and to evaluate new safety concepts of new safety design features. To meet the research goal, several thermal hydraulic experiments were performed and related thermal hydraulic models were developed with the experimental data which were produced through the thermal hydraulic experiments. Followings are main research topics; - Multi-dimensional Phenomena in a Reactor Vessel Downcomer - Condensation Load and Thermal Mixing in the IRWST - Development of Thermal-Hydraulic Models for Two-Phase Flow - Development of Measurement Techniques for Two-Phase Flow - Supercritical Reactor T/H Characteristics Analysis From the above experimental and analytical studies, new safety design features of the advanced power reactors were verified and lots of the safety issues were also resolved

  14. Thermal-Hydraulic Experiments and Modelling for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Systems

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    Song, C. H.; Chung, M. K.; Park, C. K. and others

    2005-04-15

    The objectives of the project are to study thermal hydraulic characteristics of reactor primary system for the verification of the reactor safety and to evaluate new safety concepts of new safety design features. To meet the research goal, several thermal hydraulic experiments were performed and related thermal hydraulic models were developed with the experimental data which were produced through the thermal hydraulic experiments. Followings are main research topics; - Multi-dimensional Phenomena in a Reactor Vessel Downcomer - Condensation Load and Thermal Mixing in the IRWST - Development of Thermal-Hydraulic Models for Two-Phase Flow - Development of Measurement Techniques for Two-Phase Flow - Supercritical Reactor T/H Characteristics Analysis From the above experimental and analytical studies, new safety design features of the advanced power reactors were verified and lots of the safety issues were also resolved.

  15. Finite-time convergent continuous control design based on sliding mode algorithms with application to a hydraulic drive

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    Schmidt, Lasse; Andersen, Torben Ole

    2014-01-01

    Sliding modes impose strong robustness toward parametric plant uncertainties and disturbances and provide for accurate tracking performance in control systems. However, in physical systems the application of sliding modes may give rise to undesirable chattering of the control signal due to actuator dynamics, possible excitation of unmodelled dynamics and structural resonant modes of load systems, etc. This may be avoided by application of smoothing functions imposing boundary layers on the control constraint, or by carrying out the design in relation to the control derivative. However, such boundary layers introduce additional design parameters and actuator dynamics may not allow the desired control accuracy to be reached. In this paper continuous controllers are proposed, with the designs taking their offset in some well-known sliding controllers. The proposed controllers preserve the finite-time convergence properties known from sliding control while at the same time avoiding control chattering, however, onthe cost of robustness. Experimental results confirm the announced properties when applied to a hydraulic valve-cylinder drive, and demonstrates superior performance over conventional linear controllers.

  16. Design of the cadastre and data structure for hydraulics modeling of water supply systems

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    Lipovšek, Sre?ko

    2008-01-01

    Diploma graduation deals with the possibility how to set up a hydraulic cadastre and system for hydraulic modeling of water supply systems. In the context of the diploma task a few software tools was created to connect and edit data in GIS, and a tool for exporting hydraulic calculation results to Google Earth. Software tools have been written in VBA and. NET technology. The data were obtained and analyzed from different GIS and other data stores. The possibility of using data from the accoun...

  17. OPERATIONAL FAULT DIAGNOSIS IN INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS THROUGH MODELING THE INTERNAL LEAKAGE OF ITS COMPONENTS

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    P. Athanasatos; D. Koulocheris; T. Costopoulos; K. Raptis

    2013-01-01

    In this study, a model of a high pressure hydraulic system was developed using the bond graph method to investigate the effect of the internal leakage of its main components (pump, cylinder and 4/2 way valve) on the operational characteristics of the system under various loads. All the main aspects of the hydraulic circuit (like the internal leakages, the compressibility of the fluid, the hydraulic pressure drop, the inertia of moving masses and the friction of the spool) were taken into cons...

  18. Proceedings of the 1991 national conference on hydraulic engineering

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    This book contains the proceedings of the 1991 National Conference of Hydraulic Engineering. The conference was held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Ground Water and a Software Exchange that facilitated exchange of information on recent software developments of interest to hydraulic engineers. Also included in the program were three mini-symposia on the Exclusive Economic Zone, Data Acquisition, and Appropriate Technology. Topics include sedimentation; appropriate technology; exclusive economic zone hydraulics; hydraulic data acquisition and display; innovative hydraulic structures and water quality applications of hydraulic research, including the hydraulics of aerating turbines; wetlands; hydraulic and hydrologic extremes; highway drainage; overtopping protection of dams; spillway design; coastal and estuarine hydraulics; scale models; computation hydraulics; GIS and expert system applications; watershed response to rainfall; probabilistic approaches; and flood control investigations

  19. Thermal hydraulic performance of naturally aspirated control rod housing assemblies

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    Savannah River Site reactors are comprised of heat generating fuel/target assemblies, control rods which regulate reactor power, and heavy water which acts as the coolant and as a moderator. The fuel/target assemblies are cooled by the downflow of heavy water while the control rods are cooled via upflow. Five control rods are grouped with two safety rods in seven-channel assemblies called septifoils. Under normal operating conditions, the reactor power level, radial shape flux and axial power flux are regulated by the positioning of the control rods. The control rods are solid rods of a lithium-aluminum alloy with an thin aluminum outer sheath. Lithium is a good absorber of neutrons and, thus control rod temperatures rise with reactor power. At conditions of sufficiently high reactor power and degraded coolant flow, the control rods could heat sufficiently to cause a metallurigical failure of the sheath leading to molten material coming in contact with water and the possibility of a steam explosion. An accident has been postulated as part of the analysis involving the safety upgrade of Savannah River Site reactors in which the housing is not seated on the pin. Coolant from the upflow pin would not be directed into the housing but, into the moderator space surrounding the housing. Only naturally aspirated cooling due to buoyancy effects would be available to cool the control rods and the coolant mass flow rate would drop significantly from its nominal value. In this study, the mechanisms and limits of cooling heated rods housed in an unseated septifoil are addressed. Experiments were conducted on a shortened, prototypic housing with electrically heated rods to gain an understanding of the phenomena governing the cooling in such a case and develop data which can be used to evaluate predictive models. These experiments are described, their results discussed, and the predictions of current models is presented

  20. Hydraulic simulation of the systems of a nuclear power plant for charges calculation in piping

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    This work presents a general description of the methodology used by the ENACE S.A. Fluids Working Group for hydraulics simulation of a nuclear power plant system for the calculation charges in piping. (Author)

  1. Material fatigue data obtained by card-programmed hydraulic loading system

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    Davis, W. T.

    1967-01-01

    Fatigue tests using load distributions from actual loading histories encountered in flight are programmed on punched electronic accounting machine cards. With this hydraulic loading system, airframe designers can apply up to 55 load levels to a test specimen.

  2. Visual and intelligent transients and accidents analyzer based on thermal-hydraulic system code

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    Full text of publication follows: Many thermal-hydraulic system codes were developed in the past twenty years, such as RELAP5, RETRAN, ATHLET, etc. Because of their general and advanced features in thermal-hydraulic computation, they are widely used in the world to analyze transients and accidents. But there are following disadvantages for most of these original thermal-hydraulic system codes. Firstly, because models are built through input decks, so the input files are complex and non-figurative, and the style of input decks is various for different users and models. Secondly, results are shown in off-line data file form. It is not convenient for analysts who may pay more attention to dynamic parameters trend and changing. Thirdly, there are few interfaces with other program in these original thermal-hydraulic system codes. This restricts the codes expanding. The subject of this paper is to develop a powerful analyzer based on these thermal-hydraulic system codes to analyze transients and accidents more simply, accurately and fleetly. Firstly, modeling is visual and intelligent. Users build the thermalhydraulic system model using component objects according to their needs, and it is not necessary for them to face bald input decks. The style of input decks created automatically by the analyzer is unified and can be accepted easily by other people. Secondly, parameters concerned by analyst can be dynamically communicated to show or even change. Thirdly, the analyzer prw or even change. Thirdly, the analyzer provide interface with other programs for the thermal-hydraulic system code. Thus parallel computation between thermal-hydraulic system code and other programs become possible. In conclusion, through visual and intelligent method, the analyzer based on general and advanced thermal-hydraulic system codes can be used to analysis transients and accidents more effectively. The main purpose of this paper is to present developmental activities, assessment and application results of the visual and intelligent analyzer. (authors)

  3. Study of an open circut hydraulic power system with compact cooler-reservoir unit

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    Al-Natour, Ibrahim Subhi

    1992-01-01

    In this research, a complete open hydraulic drive mixer system has been designed, instrumented and commissioned, and an extensive programme of experimental tests has been undertaken to 1)- investigate the effectiveness of a cooling unit as an integral part of the open hydraulic system and 2)- validate the mathematical model. The results have shown that the working temperature could be reduced by 40 % by using the integral cooling/reservoir unit and the temperature is always kept below the rec...

  4. A Flexible Krylov Solver for Shifted Systems with Application to Oscillatory Hydraulic Tomography

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    Saibaba, Arvind K.; Bakhos, Tania; Kitanidis, Peter K.

    2012-01-01

    We discuss efficient solutions to systems of shifted linear systems arising in computations for oscillatory hydraulic tomography (OHT). The reconstruction of hydrogeological parameters such as hydraulic conductivity and specific storage using limited discrete measurements of pressure (head) obtained from sequential oscillatory pumping tests, leads to a nonlinear inverse problem. We tackle this using the quasi-linear geostatistical approach \\cite{kitanidis1995quasi}. This met...

  5. Application of flow network models of SINDA/FLUINTTM to a nuclear power plant system thermal hydraulic code

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    In order to enhance the dynamic and interactive simulation capability of a system thermal hydraulic code for nuclear power plant, applicability of flow network models in SINDA/FLUINTTM has been tested by modeling feedwater system and coupling to DSNP which is one of a system thermal hydraulic simulation code for a pressurized heavy water reactor. The feedwater system is selected since it is one of the most important balance of plant systems with a potential to greatly affect the behavior of nuclear steam supply system. The flow network model of this feedwater system consists of condenser, condensate pumps, low and high pressure heaters, deaerator, feedwater pumps, and control valves. This complicated flow network is modeled and coupled to DSNP and it is tested for several normal and abnormal transient conditions such turbine load maneuvering, turbine trip, and loss of class IV power. The results show reasonable behavior of the coupled code and also gives a good dynamic and interactive simulation capabilities for the several mild transient conditions. It has been found that coupling system thermal hydraulic code with a flow network code is a proper way of upgrading simulation capability of DSNP to mature nuclear plant analyzer (NPA)

  6. Application of flow network models of SINDA/FLUINT{sup TM} to a nuclear power plant system thermal hydraulic code

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    Chung, Ji Bum [Institute for Advanced Engineering, Yongin (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jong Woon [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1998-12-31

    In order to enhance the dynamic and interactive simulation capability of a system thermal hydraulic code for nuclear power plant, applicability of flow network models in SINDA/FLUINT{sup TM} has been tested by modeling feedwater system and coupling to DSNP which is one of a system thermal hydraulic simulation code for a pressurized heavy water reactor. The feedwater system is selected since it is one of the most important balance of plant systems with a potential to greatly affect the behavior of nuclear steam supply system. The flow network model of this feedwater system consists of condenser, condensate pumps, low and high pressure heaters, deaerator, feedwater pumps, and control valves. This complicated flow network is modeled and coupled to DSNP and it is tested for several normal and abnormal transient conditions such turbine load maneuvering, turbine trip, and loss of class IV power. The results show reasonable behavior of the coupled code and also gives a good dynamic and interactive simulation capabilities for the several mild transient conditions. It has been found that coupling system thermal hydraulic code with a flow network code is a proper way of upgrading simulation capability of DSNP to mature nuclear plant analyzer (NPA). 5 refs., 10 figs. (Author)

  7. Thermal-hydraulic characteristics of a combustion engineering system 80 steam generator. Volume 2. Appendix A

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    The Comparative Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of Steam Generators program represents an analytical investigation of the thermal-hydraulic characteristics of four PWR steam generators. The analytical tool utilized in this investigation is the CALIPSOS code, a three-dimensional flow distribution code. This report presents the steady state thermal-hydraulic characteristics on the secondary side of a Combustion Engineering System 80 steam generator. Details of the CALIPSOS model with accompanying assumptions, operating parameters, and transport correlations are identified. Comprehensive graphical and numerical results are presented to facilitate the desired comparison with other steam generators analyzed by the same flow distribution code

  8. Discrete Displacement Hydraulic Power Take-Off System for the Wavestar Wave Energy Converter

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    Hansen, Rico Hjerm; Kramer, Morten

    2013-01-01

    The Wavestar Wave Energy Converter (WEC) is a multiple absorber concept, consisting of 20 hemisphere shaped floats attached to a single platform. The heart of the Wavestar WEC is the Power Take-Off (PTO) system, converting the wave induced motion of the floats into a steady power output to the grid. In the present work, a PTO based on a novel discrete displacement fluid power technology is explored for the Wavestar WEC. Absorption of power from the floats is performed by hydraulic cylinders, supplying power to a common fixed pressure system with accumulators for energy smoothing. The stored pressure energy is converted into electricity at a steady pace by hydraulic motors and generators. The storage, thereby, decouples the complicated process of wave power absorption from power generation. The core for enabling this PTO technology is implementing a near loss-free force control of the energy absorbing cylinders. This is achieved by using special multi-chambered cylinders, where the different chambers may be connected to the available system pressures using fast on/off valves. Resultantly, a Discrete Displacement Cylinder (DDC) is created, allowing near loss free discrete force control. This paper presents a complete PTO system for a 20 float Wavestar based on the DDC. The WEC and PTO is rigorously modeled from incident waves to the electric output to the grid. The resulting model of +600 states is simulated in different irregular seas, showing that power conversion efficiencies above 70% from input power to electrical power is achievable for all relevant sea conditions.

  9. Discrete Displacement Hydraulic Power Take-Off System for the Wavestar Wave Energy Converter

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The Wavestar Wave Energy Converter (WEC is a multiple absorber concept, consisting of 20 hemisphere shaped floats attached to a single platform. The heart of the Wavestar WEC is the Power Take-Off (PTO system, converting the wave induced motion of the floats into a steady power output to the grid. In the present work, a PTO based on a novel discrete displacement fluid power technology is explored for the Wavestar WEC. Absorption of power from the floats is performed by hydraulic cylinders, supplying power to a common fixed pressure system with accumulators for energy smoothing. The stored pressure energy is converted into electricity at a steady pace by hydraulic motors and generators. The storage, thereby, decouples the complicated process of wave power absorption from power generation. The core for enabling this PTO technology is implementing a near loss-free force control of the energy absorbing cylinders. This is achieved by using special multi-chambered cylinders, where the different chambers may be connected to the available system pressures using fast on/off valves. Resultantly, a Discrete Displacement Cylinder (DDC is created, allowing near loss free discrete force control. This paper presents a complete PTO system for a 20 float Wavestar based on the DDC. The WEC and PTO is rigorously modeled from incident waves to the electric output to the grid. The resulting model of +600 states is simulated in different irregular seas, showing that power conversion efficiencies above 70% from input power to electrical power is achievable for all relevant sea conditions.

  10. RESEARCH ON HYDRAULIC SERVO AMPLIFIERS USED IN MARINE SYSTEMS

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    BEAZIT Ali; Gheorghe SAMOILESCU; Sander CALISAL; Adriana SPORIS

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents numerical simulations for the mecano-hydraulic servoamplifier with a special kind of distributor. This distributor has different covering for the admission and evacuation flow. The purpose of this kind of distributor is to diminuate the high frequency auto-oscillations of the servoamplifier.

  11. Algorithm for automatic manufacturing control of general hydraulic surface.

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    Rössler, Tomáš; Hrabovský, Miroslav

    Praha : Faculty of Transportation Sciences CTU, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics AS CR Czech Society of Mechanics, 2001 - (Jírová, J.; Jiroušek, O.; Kult, J.), s. 285-290 ISBN 80-86246-09-4. [International Conference Experimental Stress Analysis 2001 /39./. Tábor (CZ), 04.06.2001-06.06.2001] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LN00A015 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010921 Keywords : automatic control * error function * trend function * total deviation function Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  12. Plant hydraulic controls over ecosystem responses to climate-enhanced disturbances

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    Mackay, D. S.; Ewers, B. E.; Reed, D. E.; Pendall, E.; McDowell, N. G.

    2012-12-01

    Climate-enhanced disturbances such as drought and insect infestation range in severity, contributing minor to severe stress to forests including forest mortality. While neither form of disturbance has been unambiguously implicated as a mechanism of mortality, both induce changes in water, carbon, and nutrient cycling that are key to understanding forest ecosystem response to, and recovery from, disturbance. Each disturbance type has different biophysical, ecohydrological, and biogeochemical signatures that potentially complicate interpretation and development of theory. Plant hydraulic function is arguably a unifying control over these responses to disturbance because it regulates stomatal conductance, leaf biochemistry, carbon (C) uptake and utilization, and nutrient cycling. We demonstrated this idea by focusing on water and C, including non-structural (NSC), resources, and nitrogen (N) uptake across a spectrum of forest ecosystems (e.g., northern temperate mixed forests, lodgepole pine forests in the Rocky Mountains, and pinon pine - juniper woodlands in New Mexico) using the Terrestrial Regional Ecosystem Exchange Simulator (TREES). TREES is grounded in the biophysics of water movement through soil and plants, respectively via hydraulic conductivity of the soil and cavitation of xylem. It combines this dynamic plant hydraulic conductance with canopy biochemical controls over photosynthesis, and the dynamics of structural and non-structural carbon through a carbon budget that responds to plant hydraulic status. As such, the model can be used to develop testable hypotheses on a multitude of disturbance and recovery responses including xylem dysfunction, stomatal and non-stomatal controls on photosynthesis and carbon allocation, respiration, and allocation to defense compounds. For each of the ecosystems we constrained and evaluated the model with allometry, sap flux and/or eddy covariance data, leaf gas exchange measurements, and vulnerability to cavitation data. Disturbances included declining water tables and canopy defoliators (northern temperature forests), bark beetles and associated blue-stain fungi (coniferous forests), and prolonged drought with bark beetles (semi-arid woodland). We show that C dynamics in trees that experience water-limitation, insect attack, or a combination of both disturbance types cannot be explained solely from hydraulic status or NSC, but are better explained by a combination of both in conjunction with N uptake. Results show that the use of plant hydraulics can yield parsimonious explanations of biophysical, ecohydrological, and biogeochemical responses to disturbance.

  13. Crosshole investigations - Details of the construction and operation of the hydraulic testing system

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    The Crosshole Programme, part of the international Stripa Project is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various remote-sensing techniques in characterizing a rock mass around a repository. A multidisciplinary approach has been adopted in which various geophysical, mapping and hydrogeological methods are used to determine the location and characteristics of significant features in the rock. The Programme utilises six boreholes drilled in a fan array from the 360 metre level in the Stripa Mine, Sweden. The hydrogeological component of the work uses single and crosshole testing methods, including sinusoidal pressure testing, to locate fractures and characterize groundwater movement within them. Crosshole methods use packers to isolate portions of two boreholes which both intersect a significant feature in the rock mass. Hydraulic signals are generated in one isolated section and received in the other borehole. This report describes the design and operation of the computer-controlled system which automatically performs the hydrogeological tests. (authors)

  14. Role of fracture zones in controlling hydraulic head and groundwater flow - experience from Site Characterization Program in Finland

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    The preliminary site investigations for the final disposal of HLW produced by TVO have been carried out during 1987-1992 in five areas. All the areas consist of Precambrian crystallite bedrock. The aim of these studies has been to identify and characterize geological structures, especially fractures and fracture zones with high hydraulic conductivity in order to study groundwater flow phenomena. Measured values of hydraulic head in packed-off sections of the boreholes have produced valuable information about the existence of hydraulically conductive fracture zones and their effects on spatial changes in hydraulic head and groundwater flow. The aim of this paper is to present qualitatively, without numerical simulations, how some main fracture zones control hydraulic head and groundwater flow in Romuvaara investigation area in Kuhmo, Finland

  15. Anastomosing reach control on hydraulics and sediment distribution on the Sabie River, South Africa

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    Entwistle, N.; Heritage, G.; Tooth, S.; Milan, D.

    2015-03-01

    Rivers in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, have variable degrees of bedrock and alluvial influence. Pre-2000 aerial imagery for the Sabie River (catchment area 6320 km2) reveals downstream alternations from alluvial single thread or braided, to bedrock anastomosed or mixed anastomosed channel types, with pool-rapids also present locally. In 2000 and 2012, extreme floods resulted in significant alluvial erosion, widely exposing the underlying bedrock. Since the 2012 flood, aerial LiDAR surveys reveal the strong gradient control exerted by the bedrock and mixed anastomosed channel types, which influences hydraulic conditions and sediment dynamics. Two dimensional hydraulic modelling of moderate floods (mixed anastomosed channel types, which promotes deposition. During more extreme floods (>3500 m3 s-1), the bedrock or mixed anastomosed channel types are drowned out, resulting in dramatically increased velocities along the entire river and widespread alluvial stripping regardless of initial channel type or location.

  16. Summary and evaluation of available hydraulic property data for the Hanford Site unconfined aquifer system

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    Improving the hydrologic characterization of the Hanford Site unconfined aquifer system is one of the objectives of the Hanford Site Ground-Water Surveillance Project. To help meet this objective, hydraulic property data available for the aquifer have been compiled, mainly from reports published over the past 40 years. Most of the available hydraulic property estimates are based on constant-rate pumping tests of wells. Slug tests have also been conducted at some wells and analyzed to determine hydraulic properties. Other methods that have been used to estimate hydraulic properties of the unconfined aquifer are observations of water-level changes in response to river stage, analysis of ground-water mound formation, tracer tests, and inverse groundwater flow models

  17. Coupled 3D hydrodynamic models for submarine outfalls. Denvironmental hydraulic design and control of multiport diffusers

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    Bleninger, Tobias

    2007-01-01

    The book describes the hydraulic design and environmental impact prediction technologies for such installations. Focus are the hydrodynamics approached by computer models. First, a multiport diffuser design program was developed. Second, two model systems for discharge analysis, CORMIX for the near-field and intermediate-field and Delft3D for the far-field were coupled, and third a regulatory procedure is proposed to license and monitor outfall installations.

  18. An expert system for hydraulic excavator and truck selection in surface mining

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    C., Kirmanli; S.G., Ercelebi.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to develop an expert system for hydraulic excavator and truck selection in surface mining. Hydraulic excavators and trucks are finding increasing applications in mining operations. Hydraulic excavators are extensively used especially when bringing electricity to rural ar [...] eas is difficult and for small-scale mining. This paper describes an expert system, which selects the optimum hydraulic excavator truck configuration such that unit production cost is minimized and technical constraints such as geological, geotechnical and mining constraints are satisfied. The system has four modules: user interface, rules and an methods, databases and output module. The expert system in this study is developed within KappaPC shell. It supports object-orientated technology for the MS Windows environment. The software provides a very useful tool to practitioners, saving time and cost. Equipment selection is a recurring and expensive problem of mine planning and often involves interdisciplinary experts from different fields. It is very difficult and expensive to bring together all these experts. The capabilities of the expert system developed are illustrated in the paper. The software overcomes the difficulties of selecting the proper equipment for surface mining operations, which is very important, and results in substantial savings. Equipment databases for hydraulic excavators with 15-59 yd3 capacities and trucks with 35-360 tons are constructed and these databases are used to select the proper configuration. A case study is carried out for Soma Surface Coal mines in Turkey.

  19. Design and testing of the reactor-internal hydraulic control rod drive for the nuclear heating plant

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    A hydraulically driven control rod is being developed at Kraftwerk Union for integration in the primary system of a small nuclear district heating reactor. An elaborate test program, under way for --3 yr, was initiated with a plexiglass rig to understand the basic principles. A design specification list was prepared, taking reactor boundary conditions and relevant German rules and regulations into account. Subsequently, an atmospheric loop for testing of components at 20 to 900C was erected. The objectives involved optimization of individual components such as a piston/cylinder drive unit, electromagnetic valves, and an ultrasonic position indication system as well as verification of computer codes. Based on the results obtained, full-scale components were designed and fabricated for a prototype test rig, which is currently in operation. Thus far, all atmospheric tests in this rig have been completed. Investigations under reactor temperature and pressure, followed by endurance tests, are under way. All tests to date have shown a reliable functioning of the hydraulic drive, including a novel ultrasonic position indication system

  20. Study of parameter identification using hybrid neural-genetic algorithm in electro-hydraulic servo system

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    Moon, Byung-Young

    2005-12-01

    The hybrid neural-genetic multi-model parameter estimation algorithm was demonstrated. This method can be applied to structured system identification of electro-hydraulic servo system. This algorithms consist of a recurrent incremental credit assignment(ICRA) neural network and a genetic algorithm. The ICRA neural network evaluates each member of a generation of model and genetic algorithm produces new generation of model. To evaluate the proposed method, electro-hydraulic servo system was designed and manufactured. The experiment was carried out to figure out the hybrid neural-genetic multi-model parameter estimation algorithm. As a result, the dynamic characteristics were obtained such as the parameters(mass, damping coefficient, bulk modulus, spring coefficient), which minimize total square error. The result of this study can be applied to hydraulic systems in industrial fields.

  1. Final design of a free-piston hydraulic advanced Stirling conversion system

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    Wallace, D. A.; Noble, J. E.; Emigh, S. G.; Ross, B. A.; Lehmann, G. A.

    1991-01-01

    Under the US Department of Energy's (DOEs) Solar Thermal Technology Program, Sandia National Laboratories is evaluating heat engines for solar distributed receiver systems. The final design is described of an engineering prototype advanced Stirling conversion system (ASCS) with a free-piston hydraulic engine output capable of delivering about 25 kW of electric power to a utility grid. The free-piston Stirling engine has the potential for a highly reliable engine with long life because it has only a few moving parts, has noncontacting bearings, and can be hermetically sealed. The ASCS is designed to deliver maximum power per year over a range of solar input with a design life of 30 years (60,000 h). The system includes a liquid Nak pool boiler heat transport system and a free-piston Stirling engine with high-pressure hydraulic output, coupled with a bent axis variable displacement hydraulic motor and a rotary induction generator.

  2. Polymer-based micro flow sensor for dynamical flow measurements in hydraulic systems

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    In this paper we present a micro flow sensor from a polymer for dynamical flow measurements in hydraulic systems. The flow sensor is based on the thermal anemometric principle and consists of two micro-structured housing shells from polysulfone (PSU) which form a small fluidic channel with a cross-section of 580 µm × 400 µm. In between there is a thin polyimide membrane supporting three gold track structures forming an electrical heater and two resistive thermometers which allows the detection of the flow direction, too. The complete sensor is inserted into the hydraulic system, but only a small bypass flow is directed through the fluidic channel by means of a special splitting system. Due to its small heat capacity, the sensor is suitable to detect flow pulsations up to about 1200 Hz which allows the sensor to be used for the condition monitoring or preventive maintenance of hydraulic systems.

  3. A thermo-hydraulic wax actuation system for high force and large displacement applications

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    Long, Craig S.; Loveday, Philip W.

    2007-04-01

    An actuation system, making use of paraffin wax as a smart material, has been developed for high force, large displacement applications. Wax actuators exploit the significant volumetric expansion (typically between 10 and 15%) experienced during the solid to liquid phase change of paraffin wax. When contained, this expansion results in considerable hydrostatic pressure. Traditionally, wax actuators are designed such that the wax acts directly, via a compliant seal, on an output device such as a piston. We propose using an additional intermediate (passive) fluid to transmit pressure to a separate remote actuator. In essence, we propose a solid-state 'pump' for hydraulic actuation, with no moving parts and which requires no maintenance. The pump makes use of paraffin wax pellets, submerged in hydraulic fluid. The pellets are encapsulated in silicone rubber to prevent contamination of the hydraulic fluid. Upon melting, the volumetric expansion is used to displace the hydraulic working fluid, which is in turn used to drive a conventional hydraulic actuator. Making use of only 65g of paraffin wax, heated from room temperature to 80ÂşC, the pump generated a blocked pressure of 45MPa and displaced 15.7ml of hydraulic fluid. The pump was used to drive a commercial actuator, and achieved a free stroke of 24.4mm and a blocked force of approximately 29kN.

  4. Control of hydraulic pressure cracking on multiphase metallogenesis of vein shape granite-type uranium deposit in Miaoershan orefield

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    Morphologies and intertexture of ore veins in vein shape granite-type uranium deposits in Miaoershan ore field in north of Guangxi are studied in detail through using the hydraulic pressure cracking theory and various kinds of testing technique. It is known that the pressure on ore fluid is larger than that of wall rock, and the ore veins are formed by hydraulic pressure cracking. Based on the above discussion, the control of hydraulic pressure cracking on the multiphase metallogenesis of vein shape granite-type uranium deposits is discussed. (author)

  5. OPERATIONAL FAULT DIAGNOSIS IN INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS THROUGH MODELING THE INTERNAL LEAKAGE OF ITS COMPONENTS

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a model of a high pressure hydraulic system was developed using the bond graph method to investigate the effect of the internal leakage of its main components (pump, cylinder and 4/2 way valve on the operational characteristics of the system under various loads. All the main aspects of the hydraulic circuit (like the internal leakages, the compressibility of the fluid, the hydraulic pressure drop, the inertia of moving masses and the friction of the spool were taken into consideration. The results of this modeling were compared with the experimental data taken from the literature and from an actual test platform installed in the laboratory. Modeling and experimental data curves correlate very well in form, magnitude and response times for all the systemâ??s main parameters. This proves that the present method can be used to accurately model the response and operation of hydraulic systems and can thus be used for operational fault diagnosis in many cases, especially in simulating fault scenarios when the defective component is not obvious. This is very important in industrial production systems where unpredictable shutdowns of the hydraulic machinery have a considerable negative economic impact on cost.

  6. Development study on hydraulic three-dimensional seismic isolation system applied to advanced nuclear power plant. Development study on hydraulic rocking suppression system

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    Three-dimensional (3D) seismic isolation devices have been developed for the base isolation system of the Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) that is an advanced nuclear reactor power plant building. The developed seismic isolation system consists of the hydraulic type vertical springs with rocking suppression mechanism and the laminated rubber bearings for horizontal direction. The isolation performances, i.e. natural period, damping, and rocking-suppression, have already been evaluated by the technical feasibility study and performance tests on a system which consists of down-sized devices on the shaking table, but in the seismic simulation on the real size building with this system, high hydraulic pressure was generated by rocking-suppression device under an extremely large seismic motion. In this paper, it is reported the frictional characteristics on high hydraulic pressure condition from the experiments on the 1/2 size of real device. To improve the damping performance of rocking-suppression, the orifice was added to the cylinder. At first the linear seismic simulation model of the real size system was constructed and damping coefficient was optimized by using that linear model. Finally, the detailed nonlinear simulation model was constructed, and time history analysis under simultaneous horizontal and vertical seismic motion was carried out, and the damping performance of rocking-suppression device was verified. (author)

  7. Research and development on the hydraulic design system of the guide vanes of multistage centrifugal pumps

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    Zhang, Q. H.; Xu, Y.; Shi, W. D.; Lu, W. G.

    2012-11-01

    To improve the hydraulic design accuracy and efficiency of the guide vanes of the multistage centrifugal pumps, four different-structured guide vanes are investigated, and the design processes of those systems are established. The secondary development platforms of the ObjectArx2000 and the UG/NX OPEN are utilized to develop the hydraulic design systems of the guide vanes. The error triangle method is adopted to calculate the coordinates of the vanes, the profiles of the vanes are constructed by Bezier curves, and then the curves of the flow areas along the flow-path are calculated. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional hydraulic models can be developed by this system.

  8. Research and development on the hydraulic design system of the guide vanes of multistage centrifugal pumps

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    To improve the hydraulic design accuracy and efficiency of the guide vanes of the multistage centrifugal pumps, four different-structured guide vanes are investigated, and the design processes of those systems are established. The secondary development platforms of the ObjectArx2000 and the UG/NX OPEN are utilized to develop the hydraulic design systems of the guide vanes. The error triangle method is adopted to calculate the coordinates of the vanes, the profiles of the vanes are constructed by Bezier curves, and then the curves of the flow areas along the flow-path are calculated. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional hydraulic models can be developed by this system.

  9. Upper and Middle Tiete River Basin dam-hydraulic system, travel time and temperature modeling

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    Devkota, Bishnu; Imberger, Jörg

    2012-12-01

    SummaryTiete River System in the State of Sao Paolo, Brazil is characterized by complex hydraulics and operational problems due to series of dams and point and diffuse inflows along the river. A one dimension Lagrangian river model was developed and applied to the 313 km reach of the Upper and Middle Tiete River Basin from the Penha Dam to the head water of Bara Bonita Reservoir, a stretch of river that includes six small to medium size dams (3.4-22 m high) including the Pirapora Reservoir and 26 inflows into the river (11 tributaries, 9 diffuse source areas, and discharges of 4 cities stormwater and 2 wastewater treatment plants. The conservative tracer transport and temperature model that accounts for the short and long wave radiation and heat transfers at the free surface was included and solved using the Crank-Nicholson scheme. The time variable catchment input to the model was the simulated output of the external hydrological model called Runoff Load Model which results were provided by CETESB. The numerical treatment of series of dams and spillway (that included uncontrolled overflow spillway, gate-controlled ogee spillway; and underflow gates and tunnels) and parameterisation of hydraulic jumps are described. Special attention was focused on the high spatial and temporal variation of flows in Tiete River Basin, a result of the large variation in catchment inflows and channel geometry due to dams and reservoirs along the river. Predicted and measured spatial and seasonal variation of flow and temperature profiles along the river show good agreement. The simulated travel time of conservative tracer is compared against the CETESB's 1982 and 1984 field study data in a 254 km reach of the Middle Tiete River that again shows good agreement. Being Lagrangian in construction, this new model is computationally efficient making it an ideal tool for long term simulation for water resource planning, management and operation decision making in a large and complex river basin system.

  10. Regional scale groundwater flow systems and age distribution in basins with depth-decaying hydraulic conductivity

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    Jiang, X.; Wan, L.; Wang, X.; Ge, S.; Cao, G.; Hu, F.

    2010-12-01

    The theory of regional groundwater flow is critical for understanding many geologic processes. It is known that heterogeneity and anisotropy in hydraulic conductivity caused by varying lithology and faults affect the pattern of nested flow systems in complex basin. In addition, depth-decaying hydraulic conductivity, a widely observed phenomenon in the earth’s crust, cannot be neglected in studies related to regional groundwater flow. As hydraulic conductivity decays with depth, the regional flow system becomes weaker and the local flow systems penetrate deeper. Moreover, the co-existence of depth-decaying trend and anisotropy of hydraulic conductivity can lead to more complex patterns of nested flow system. Closely related to groundwater flow is groundwater age, the amount of time groundwater has been in subsurface since recharge The distribution of groundwater age is sensitive to the depth-decaying hydraulic conductivity and porosity. Depth-decaying hydraulic conductivity mostly leads to aging while depth-decaying porosity leads to rejuvenation of groundwater. Acting together, these factors cause aging in deeper parts and rejuvenation near the discharge zones in the unit basin. In the complex basin with nested flow systems, the geometry and size of rejuvenated zones are very sensitive to the decay of hydraulic conductivity and porosity. The theoretical framework is applied to the Ordos basin in northern China to examine the influence of varying lithology, permeability contrast caused by faults, depth-decaying hydraulic conductivity, and anisotropy on regional groundwater flow. Using a 2D west-east cross section of approximately 240 km, the groundwater flow field and distribution of groundwater age are modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics, a finite element program. Model results suggest that local, intermediate and regional flow systems are well developed. Since increasing anisotropic ratio would lead the stagnation points which divides the intermediate flow system, local flow system and regional flow system to move towards the basin surface and increasing decay exponent would lead the stagnation points to move towards the basin bottom, the uncertainties of position of stagnation points due to anisotropic ratio and decay exponent, which would cause a possible area for a specific stagnation point, is discussed. Moreover, the modeled groundwater age is well correlated with isotopic age from Carbon-14 dating in two double-packered wells that enable groundwater sampling from isolated depth intervals between packers. For the borehole around the divide of the regional flow system, the age of groundwater is several hundred years in the shallow part, but reaches approximately 19 million years in the deep part near the stagnant zone below the divide.

  11. Step dynamic process of the hydraulically-driven control rod, 1. Experiment of dynamic process behavior

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    The step dynamic process of the hydraulic control rod (HCR) has been achieved by experiments. This paper reveals the action mechanism of the HCR, gives detailed analyses of the relationship among the dynamic feature, the control rod and combined valve performance parameters, and the combined valve operation. The results indicate that the step process of the control rod is affected by the output flow pulse of the combined valve, pressure wave, and heavily damped pressure oscillation that is produced by the step cylinder movement. The performance parameters of the step cylinder limit the flow range in its stationary balanced state and also limit the capability of absorbing the flow pulse and pressure wave in its step process. The performance parameters of the combined valve determine the quantitative values of stationary balance, delay balance, flow pulse and pressure wave. The relation of both parameters determines the step state of the control rod. (author)

  12. Design strategy for improving the energy efficiency in series hydraulic/electric synergy system

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    Battery is a vital subsystem in an electric vehicle with regenerative braking system. The energy efficiency of an electric vehicle is improved by storing the regenerated energy in an electric battery, during braking, and reusing it during subsequent acceleration. Battery possesses a relatively poor power density and slow charging of regenerated energy, when compared to hydro-pneumatic accumulators. A series hydraulic/electric synergy system – an energy efficient mechatronics system is proposed to overcome the drawbacks in the conventional electric vehicle with regenerative braking. Even though, electric battery provides higher energy density than the accumulator system, optimal sizing of the hydro-pneumatic accumulator and other process parameters in the system to provide better energy density and efficiency. However, a trade-off prevails between the system energy delivered and energy consumed. This gives rise to a multiple objective problem. The proposed multi-objective design optimization procedure based on an evolutionary strategy algorithm maximizes the energy efficiency of the system. The system simulation results after optimization show that, the optimal system parameters increase the energy efficiency by 3% and hydraulic regeneration efficiency by 17.3%. The suggested design methodology provides a basis for the design of a series hydraulic/electric synergy system as energy efficient and zero emission system. - Highlights: • Dynamic analysis of SHESS to investigate energy efficiency. • Optimization of system parameters based on multi-objective design strategy. • Evaluation of improvements in system energy efficiency and hydraulic regeneration energy. • Identification of conditions at which hydraulic regenerative efficiency is maximized for minimum energy consumption. • Results confirm advantages of using SHESS

  13. Fault Diagnosis for Nonlinear Hydraulic-Mechanical Drilling Pipe Handling System

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    Choux, Martin; Blanke, Mogens

    2011-01-01

    Leakage and increased friction are common faults in hydraulic cylinders that can have serious consequences if they are not detected at early stage. In this paper, the design of a fault detector for a nonlinear hydraulic mechanical system is presented. By considering the system in steady state, two residual signals are generated and analysed with a composite hypothesis test which accommodates for unknown parameters. The resulting detector is able to detect abrupt changes in leakage or friction given the noisy pressure and position measurements. Test rig measurements validate the properties of residuals and high fidelity simulation and experimental results demonstrate the performance and feasibility of the proposed method.

  14. High speed hydraulically-actuated operating system for an electric circuit breaker

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    Iman, I.

    1983-06-07

    This hydraulically-actuated operating system comprises a cylinder, a piston movable therein in an opening direction to open a circuit breaker, and an accumulator for supplying pressurized liquid to a breaker-opening piston-actuating space within the cylinder. A normally-closed valve between the accumulator and the actuating space is openable to allow pressurized liquid from the accumulator to flow through the valve into the actuating space to drive the piston in an opening direction. A dashpotting mechanism operating separately from the hydraulic actuating system is provided, thereby reducing flow restriction interference with breaker opening. 3 figs.

  15. Cluster-based representation of hydraulic systems. [stable (closed valve) and unstable (open valve) states

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    Farley, Arthur M.

    1988-01-01

    The authors present a technique for structural abstraction applicable to the domain of pressurized hydraulic systems. Valves, when closed, functionally isolate clusters of components; when opened, neighboring clusters are merged. A cluster can only be in the one of two qualitative states-stable, where pressures are equal throughout and no flow occurs, or unstable, where flow from high-pressure source(s) to low-pressure sink(s) occurs. Reasoning in terms of clusters is shown to facilitate the generation and explanation of plans for operating and troubleshooting hydraulic systems.

  16. Ecohydrological controls on soil moisture and hydraulic conductivity within a pinyon-juniper woodland

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    Lebron, I.; Madsen, M.D.; Chandler, D.G.; Robinson, D.A.; Wendroth, O.; Belnap, J.

    2007-01-01

    The impact of pinyon-juniper woodland encroachment on rangeland ecosystems is often associated with a reduction of streamflow and recharge and an increase in soil erosion. The objective of this study is to investigate vegetational control on seasonal soil hydrologic properties along a 15-m transect in pinyon-juniper woodland with biocrust. We demonstrate that the juniper tree controls soil water content (SWC) patterns directly under the canopy via interception, and beyond the canopy via shading in a preferred orientation, opposite to the prevailing wind direction. The juniper also controls the SWC and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity measured close to water saturation (K(h)) under the canopy by the creation of soil water repellency due to needle drop. We use this information to refine the hydrologic functional unit (HFU) concept into three interacting hydrologic units: canopy patches, intercanopy patches, and a transitional unit formed by intercanopy patches in the rain shadow of the juniper tree. Spatial autoregressive state-space models show the close relationship between K(h) close to soil water saturation and SWC at medium and low levels, integrating a number of influences on hydraulic conductivity. Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.

  17. Open upper plenum of LOF thermal hydraulics and inherent control rod insertion

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    In liquid-metal reactor (LMR) hypothetical transients for which normal scram is postulated not to occur, the thermal expansion of the control rod drivelines (CRDs) as they are washed by the hotter core effluent tends to insert the control assemblies (CAs) further into the core, thereby providing negative reactivity. A number of concepts to enhance the heatup-induced elongation of drivelines is being proposed involving both design features of the drivelines as well as flow control features of the drivelines and the upper internals structure (UIS). Reported here are the results of an analysis in which the COMMIX-1A computer code was used to investigate the three-dimensional thermal-hydraulic behavior in the upper plenum of a 425-MW(t) pool-type LMR during a loss-of-flow (LOF) transient and its influence on the driveline heatup and expansion. The calculations consider an open plenum geometry, which does not incorporate a UIS or CRD shroud tubes such that the drivelines are directly exposed to the multidimensional plenum flow. The objective of the present work is to define reference cases for inherent CRD insertion in which thermal-hydraulic features that might enhance the driveline heatup but, on the other hand, whose effects may be quantitatively sensitive to design details are completely absent

  18. Climatic controls on soil hydraulic properties along soil chronosequences on volcanic parent material

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    Beal, L. K.; Lohse, K. A.; Godsey, S.; Huber, D. P.

    2013-12-01

    Soil development is influenced by physical and chemical weathering processes and accumulation of eolian sediment. These weathering processes have often been examined using chronosequences that take advantage of deposited lava flows ranging in age. These studies typically characterize the physical and sometimes chemical properties, but rarely have these studies examined how hydraulic properties change with time. In addition, many of these studies occur in tropical climates where weathering occurs rapidly; relatively little is known about weathering processes in cool dry climates. This is important not only to understand how water and energy move in these water limited systems, but also to understand how they might change as climate patterns shift. The objectives of this research were to 1) measure and model the soil water retention, ?(h), and hydraulic conductivity, K(h), functions across a chronosequence of cinder cone sites in a cold desert region, 2) compare soil hydraulic properties across soil ages to examine how soil development in semi-arid climates moderates soil hydraulic processes, and 3) compare soil hydraulic characteristics in a dryland environment to those of a wet tropical climate across similarly aged lava flows. We contrast 2.1, 6.9 and 13.9 ka cinder cones soils at Craters of the Moon (COTM) National Monument, Idaho, USA. Soil development at COTM is sparse and is concentrated in joints and crevices of the basalt. The soils contrast slightly in texture with age. The young (2.1 ka) soils are coarser grained with at least 20% greater sand content than the older (6.9, 13.9 ka) soils. Preliminary hydraulic modeling suggests that older soils have lower ? values than younger soils. This is likely due to a higher bulk density values from higher accumulations of secondary minerals in the old soils from loess input. The models show that the air entry points (?) occur at lower tensions in the young soils, likely caused by a greater pore size distribution. We observe that ? decreases with age, and ? occurs at higher tensions. Soil horizons are developed dominantly on the cinder cones. These model estimates appear to match well with preliminary field measurements. Tropical climates enhance the weathering of basaltic parent material. The mean annual precipitation in the Hawaiian site is 2500 mm, and 310 mm at COTM. Accumulation of rainfall increases the weathering rate of the parent material. Using previous work characterizing the physical characteristics of soil across the Hawaii chronosequence to model the contrasting soils, we found that the 0.3 and 20 ka Hawaii soils had similar hydraulic properties; ? values were approximately 0.45 cm3/cm3 and Ks values were 6 cm/hr. However, these Hawaiian soils contrasted and were quantitatively lower than the entire COTM chronosequence. At the 2.1 ka COTM soil, Ks was 17 cm/hr and ? was 0.52-0.65 cm3/cm3 whereas at the 13.9 ka soil, Ks was 12 cm/hr and ? was 0.52 cm3/cm3. The 0.3 ka Hawaiian soil had a 20-30% higher silt content than the 2.1 ka COTM soil. Our models help quantify rates of soil development and hydraulic properties developed through time on volcanic parent materials.

  19. Investigations into the use of water glycol as the hydraulic fluid in a servo system

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    The effects of water glycol on the performance of a hydraulic system and on the life of the system components have been investigated and a guide to the design of systems using water glycol is given. The dynamic performance of the system using water-glycol was compared with that using mineral oil, then the system was endurance tested to determine its service life. (author)

  20. Development and Simulation of Mathematical Modelling of Hydraulic Turbine

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    Singh, Gagan; Chauhan, D. S.

    2011-01-01

    Power system performance is affected by dynamic characteristics of hydraulic governor-turbines during and following any disturbance, such as occurrence of a fault, loss of a transmission line or a rapid change of load. Accurate modelling of hydraulic System is essential to characterize and diagnose the system response. In this article the mathematical modeling of hydraulic turbine is presented. The model is capable to implement the digital systems for monitoring and control replacing the conv...

  1. Hydraulic and nutritional feedback controls surface patchiness of biological soil crusts at a post-mining site.

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    Fischer, Thomas; Gypser, Stella; Subbotina, Maria; Veste, Maik

    2015-04-01

    In a recultivation area located in Brandenburg, Germany, five types of biocrusts (initial BSC1, developed BSC2 and BSC3, mosses, lichens) and non-crusted mineral substrate were sampled on tertiary sand deposited in 1985-1986 to investigate hydrologic properties of crust patches. It was the aim of the study to demonstrate that (I) two types of BSC with alternative nutritional and hydraulic feedback modes co-exist in one area and that (II) these feedback modes are synergic. The sites to sample were selected by expertise, trying to represent mixed sites dominated by mosses, by lichens, and by visually in the field observable surface properties (colour and crust thickness) for the non-crusted substrate and BSC1 to 3. The non-crusted samples contained minor incrustations of the lichen Placynthiella oligotropha, young leaflets of the moss Ceratodon purpureus, as well as very sparsely present individuals of the green algae Ulothrix spec., Zygogonium spec. and Haematococcus spec. The sample BSC1 was not entirely covered with microphytes, crust patches were smooth, and P. oligotropha was observed to develop on residues of C. purpureus and on unspecified organic detritus. BSC2 covered the surface entirely and was dominated by P. oligotropha and by Zygogonium spec. The sample BSC3 consisted of pad-like patches predominantly growing on organic residues. The moss sample was dominated by C. purpureus and Zygogonium spec. growing between the moss stemlets directly on the mineral surface, the lichen sample was dominated by Cladonia subulata with sparsely scattered individuals of C. purpureus. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed that BSC2 was floristically and chemically most similar to the moss crust, whereas BSC3 was floristically and chemically most similar to the lichen crust. Crust biomass was lowest in the non-crusted substrate, increased to the initial BSC1 and peaked in the developed BSC2, BSC3, the lichens and the mosses. Water infiltration was highest on the substrate, and decreased to BSC2, BSC1 and BSC3. Non-metric multidimensional scaling revealed that the lichens and BSC3 were associated with water soluble nutrients (NO3, NH4, K, Mg, Ca) and with pyrite weathering products (pH, SO4), thus representing a high nutrient low hydraulic feedback mode. The mosses and BSC2 represented a low nutrient high hydraulic feedback mode. These feedback mechanisms were considered as synergic, consisting of run-off generating (low hydraulic) and run-on receiving (high hydraulic) BSC patches. Three scenarios for BSC succession were proposed. (1) Initial BSCs sealed the surface until they reached a successional stage (represented by BSC1) from which the development into either of the feedback modes was triggered, (2) initial heterogeneities of the mineral substrate controlled the development of the feedback mode, and (3) complex interactions between lichens and mosses occurred at later stages of system development. It was concluded that, irrespective of successional pathways, two synergic feedback mechanisms contributed to the generation of self-organized surface patchiness. Such small-scale microsite differentiation with different BSCs has important implications for the vegetation in post-mining sites. Reference Fischer, T., Gypser, S., Subbotina, M., Veste, M. (2014) Synergic hydraulic and nutritional feedback mechanisms control surface patchiness of biological soil crusts on tertiary sands at a post-mining site. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 62(4):293-302

  2. Teaching Thermal Hydraulics and Numerical Methods: An Introductory Control Volume Primer

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    A graduate level course for Thermal Hydraulics (T/H) was taught through Idaho State University in the spring of 2004. A numerical approach was taken for the content of this course since the students were employed at the Idaho National Laboratory and had been users of T/H codes. The majority of the students had expressed an interest in learning about the Courant Limit, mass error, semi-implicit and implicit numerical integration schemes in the context of a computer code. Since no introductory text was found the author developed notes taught from his own research and courses taught for Westinghouse on the subject. The course started with a primer on control volume methods and the construction of a Homogeneous Equilibrium Model (HEM) (T/H) code. The primer was valuable for giving the students the basics behind such codes and their evolution to more complex codes for Thermal Hydraulics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The course covered additional material including the Finite Element Method and non-equilibrium (T/H). The control volume primer and the construction of a three-equation (mass, momentum and energy) HEM code are the subject of this paper . The Fortran version of the code covered in this paper is elementary compared to its descendants. The steam tables used are less accurate than the available commercial version written in C Coupled to a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The Fortran version and input files can be downloaded at www.microfusionlab.comownloaded at www.microfusionlab.com

  3. A study on the optimal hydraulic loading rate and plant ratios in recirculation aquaponic system.

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    Endut, Azizah; Jusoh, A; Ali, N; Wan Nik, W B; Hassan, A

    2010-03-01

    The growths of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) were evaluated in recirculation aquaponic system (RAS). Fish production performance, plant growth and nutrient removal were measured and their dependence on hydraulic loading rate (HLR) was assessed. Fish production did not differ significantly between hydraulic loading rates. In contrast to the fish production, the water spinach yield was significantly higher in the lower hydraulic loading rate. Fish production, plant growth and percentage nutrient removal were highest at hydraulic loading rate of 1.28 m/day. The ratio of fish to plant production has been calculated to balance nutrient generation from fish with nutrient removal by plants and the optimum ratio was 15-42 gram of fish feed/m(2) of plant growing area. Each unit in RAS was evaluated in terms of oxygen demand. Using specified feeding regime, mass balance equations were applied to quantify the waste discharges from rearing tanks and treatment units. The waste discharged was found to be strongly dependent on hydraulic loading rate. PMID:19819130

  4. Note: Development of a compact electromagnetic hydraulic pump for a microrobot joint driving system.

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    Chen, Naijian; Wang, Sun'an; Zhang, Jinhua

    2010-04-01

    This note describes a compact electromagnetic hydraulic pump (EMHP) designed primarily to build a microdriving system for a robot joint actuator. A characteristic mathematical model integrating electricity, magnetism, and hydraulics is constructed to represent the working process of the EMHP. Tests show that a volumetric flow rate of up to 430 cm(3)/min and load pressure of up to 2.5 MPa can be achieved. The prototype pump can supply stable pressure of 0-2.4 MPa and acceleration of 1.2 MPa/s for the robot joint actuator. PMID:20441378

  5. Development of MCATHAS system of coupled neutronics/ thermal-hydraulics in supercritical water reactor

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    The MCATHAS system of coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics in the supercritical water reactor is described, which considers the interaction between the obvious axial evolution of material temperature and density and the power distribution. This code is coupled externally. The MCNP code with the library of continuous cross section is used for neutronics analysis. The sub-channel code ATHAS is for thermal-hydraulics analysis and the ORIGEN code for burn-up analysis. The calculation results for the assembly of HPLWR show that the results from this code is reliable. (authors)

  6. Underwater manipulator's kinematic analysis for sustainable and energy efficient water hydraulics system

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    Hassan, Siti Nor Habibah; Yusof, Ahmad Anas; Tuan, Tee Boon; Saadun, Mohd Noor Asril; Ibrahim, Mohd Qadafie; Nik, Wan Mohd Norsani Wan

    2015-05-01

    In promoting energy saving and sustainability, this paper presents research development of water hydraulics manipulator test rig for underwater application. Kinematic analysis of the manipulator has been studied in order to identify the workspace of the fabricated manipulator. The workspace is important as it will define the working area suitable to be developed on the test rig, in order to study the effectiveness of using water hydraulics system for underwater manipulation application. Underwater manipulator that has the ability to utilize the surrounding sea water itself as the power and energy carrier should have better advantages over sustainability and performance.

  7. Handbook of hydraulic fluid technology

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    Totten, George E

    2011-01-01

    ""The Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology"" serves as the foremost resource for designing hydraulic systems and for selecting hydraulic fluids used in engineering applications. Featuring new illustrations, data tables, as well as practical examples, this second edition is updated with essential information on the latest hydraulic fluids and testing methods. The detailed text facilitates unparalleled understanding of the total hydraulic system, including important hardware, fluid properties, and hydraulic lubricants. Written by worldwide experts, the book also offers a rigorous overview of h

  8. Practical experience of the main primary system hydraulic tests for Qinshan NPP phase II

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    Initial hydraulic test during commissioning and test renewal during refueling outage were performed once for unit 1 and 2 of Qinshan II respectively, all safety class 1 pressure-retaining components were subjected to 22.8 MPa in initial hydraulic test and 20.6 MPa in test renewal. Based on the practice of the four times successful hydraulic test of the main primary system for Qinshan II, the RCC-M and RSEM requirements related, brief test process and main results etc were introduced, and the differences between initial test and test renewal, as well as the risks, precautions and practical experience were summed up. They will be beneficial for the same kind PWR nuclear power plants. (authors)

  9. Discussion on sealing performance required in disposal system. Hydraulic analysis of tunnel intersections

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    The sealing performance of a repository must be considered in the safety assessment of the geological disposal system of the high-level radioactive waste. NUMO and JNC established 'Technical Commission on Sealing Technology of Repository' based on the cooperation agreement. The objectives of this commission are to present the concept on the sealing performance required in the disposal system and to develop the direction for future R and D programme for design requirements of closure components (backfilling material, clay plug, etc.) in the presented concept. In the first phase of this commission, the current status of domestic and international sealing technologies were reviewed; and repository components and repository environments were summarized subsequently, the hydraulic analysis of tunnel intersections, where a main tunnel and a disposal tunnel in a disposal panel meet, were performed, considering components in and around the engineered barrier system (EBS). Since all tunnels are connected in the underground facility, understanding the hydraulic behaviour of tunnel intersections is an important issue to estimate migration of radionuclides from the EBS and to evaluate the required sealing performance in the disposal system. In the analytical results, it was found that the direction of hydraulic gradient, hydraulic conductivities of concrete and backfilling materials and the position of clay plug had impact on flow condition around the EBS. (author)on around the EBS. (author)

  10. Contaminant removal and hydraulic conductivity of laboratory rain garden systems for stormwater treatment.

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    Good, J F; O'Sullivan, A D; Wicke, D; Cochrane, T A

    2012-01-01

    In order to evaluate the influence of substrate composition on stormwater treatment and hydraulic effectiveness, mesocosm-scale (180 L, 0.17 m(2)) laboratory rain gardens were established. Saturated (constant head) hydraulic conductivity was determined before and after contaminant (Cu, Zn, Pb and nutrients) removal experiments on three rain garden systems with various proportions of organic topsoil. The system with only topsoil had the lowest saturated hydraulic conductivity (160-164 mm/h) and poorest metal removal efficiency (Cu ? 69.0% and Zn ? 71.4%). Systems with sand and a sand-topsoil mix demonstrated good metal removal (Cu up to 83.3%, Zn up to 94.5%, Pb up to 97.3%) with adequate hydraulic conductivity (sand: 800-805 mm/h, sand-topsoil: 290-302 mm/h). Total metal amounts in the effluent were rain garden systems, influenced pH, resulting in poorer treatment due to higher dissolved metal fractions. PMID:22643410

  11. Aircraft Fuel, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (Course Outlines), Aviation Mechanics 3 (Air Frame): 9067.01.

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    This document presents an outline for a 135-hour course designed to familiarize the student with the operation, inspection, and repair of aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. It is designed to help the trainee master the knowledge and skills necessary to become an aviation airframe mechanic. The aviation airframe maintenance technician…

  12. Evaluation of elastomers as gasket materials in pneumatic and hydraulic systems

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    Bright, C. W.; Lockhart, B. J.

    1972-01-01

    In the search for superior materials from which to make gaskets for pneumatic and hydraulic systems, promising materials were selected and tested. The testing was conducted in two phases. Those materials that passed the tests of Phase 1 were tested in Phase 2, and categorized in the order of preference.

  13. O-ring tube fittings form leakproof seal in hydraulic systems

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    1966-01-01

    Leakproof fittings for hydraulic systems are designed to be welded to the ends of the tubing to be joined and mated to form a seal with one o-ring at the joint. Since the fittings are coupled at only one joint, they tend to be more reliable than standard fittings coupled at two joints.

  14. Simulation analysis of pressure regulation of hydraulic thrust system on a shield tunneling machine

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    Liu, Zhibin; Xie, Haibo; Yang, Huayong

    2011-09-01

    Hydraulic thrust system is an important system in a shield tunneling machine. Pressure regulation of thrust cylinders is the most important function for thrust system during tunnel excavation. In this paper, a hydraulic thrust system is explained, and a corresponding simulation model is carried out in order to study the system characteristics. Pressure regulation of a certain group's cylinders has little influence on regulation of the other groups' cylinders. The influence will not affect the process much during tunnel excavation. Pump displacement may have a greater effect on pressure regulation and oil supply flow rate should be adaptive to the system's demand. A exacting situation is simulated to explain how pressure regulation works during tunnel excavation.

  15. Thermal-hydraulic effects of transition to improved System 80TM fuel

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    ABB CE's improved System 80TM PWR fuel design includes GUARDIAN debris-resistant features and laser-welded Zircaloy grids. The GUARDIAN features include an Inconel grid with debris-filtering features located just above the Lower End Fitting, and a solid fuel rod bottom end cap that extends above the filtering features. Tests and analyses were done to establish the impact of these design improvements on fuel assembly hydraulic performance. Further analysis was done to determine the mixed core thermal-hydraulic performance as the transition is made over two fuel cycles to a full core of the improved System 80TM fuel. Results confirm that the Thermal-Hydraulic (T-H) effects of the reduction in hydraulic resistance between the improved and resident fuel due to the laser-welded Zircaloy grids offsets the effects of the increased resistance GUARDIAN grid. Therefore, the mechanically improved System 80TM fuel can be implemented with no net impact on Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB) margin in transition cores. (author)

  16. Hydraulic analysis of the emergency core cooling system of the RP-10 reactor

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    This work shows calculation for the hydraulic analysis of the Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) of the RP-10 Reactor. This analysis is necessary for the design of such system. According to calculation results shown in the graphics, a pipe line of two inches of nominal diameter should be selected for such system and a maximum flow of 5 m3/h should be reached

  17. Hardware-in-the-loop of Simulation for a Hydraulic Antilock Brake System

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    Aly, Ayman A.

    2013-01-01

    Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) of simulation policy is used as a rapid and economical tool for developing automotive systems effectively and for dangerous situations tests such as extreme road conditions or high travelling speeds. A method for building a HIL of simulation a hydraulic Antilock Braking System (ABS) based on MATLAB/Simulink is presented in this paper. The system is implemented for research purposes as well as for the application in educational process. It can help the user heighteni...

  18. Selecting Oil Wells for Hydraulic Fracturing: A Comparison between Genetic-Fuzzy and Neuro Fuzzy Systems

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    Virgílio José Martins Ferreira Filho; Antônio Orestes de Salvo Castro

    2014-01-01

    Hydraulic fracturing is widely used to increase oil well production and to reduce formation damage. Reservoir studies and engineering analyses are carried out to select the wells for this kind of operation. As the reservoir parameters have some diffuse characteristics, Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) have been tested for these selection processes in the last few years. This paper compares the performance of a neuro fuzzy system and a genetic fuzzy system used for selectin...

  19. Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions

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    Trauth, Nico; Schmidt, Christian; Vieweg, Michael; Oswald, Sascha E.; Fleckenstein, Jan H.

    2015-04-01

    Hyporheic exchange transports solutes into the subsurface where they can undergo biogeochemical transformations, affecting fluvial water quality and ecology. A three-dimensional numerical model of a natural in-stream gravel bar (20 m × 6 m) is presented. Multiple steady state streamflow is simulated with a computational fluid dynamics code that is sequentially coupled to a reactive transport groundwater model via the hydraulic head distribution at the streambed. Ambient groundwater flow is considered by scenarios of neutral, gaining, and losing conditions. The transformation of oxygen, nitrate, and dissolved organic carbon by aerobic respiration and denitrification in the hyporheic zone are modeled, as is the denitrification of groundwater-borne nitrate when mixed with stream-sourced carbon. In contrast to fully submerged structures, hyporheic exchange flux decreases with increasing stream discharge, due to decreasing hydraulic head gradients across the partially submerged structure. Hyporheic residence time distributions are skewed in the log-space with medians of up to 8 h and shift to symmetric distributions with increasing level of submergence. Solute turnover is mainly controlled by residence times and the extent of the hyporheic exchange flow, which defines the potential reaction area. Although streamflow is the primary driver of hyporheic exchange, its impact on hyporheic exchange flux, residence times, and solute turnover is small, as these quantities exponentially decrease under losing and gaining conditions. Hence, highest reaction potential exists under neutral conditions, when the capacity for denitrification in the partially submerged structure can be orders of magnitude higher than in fully submerged structures.

  20. Comparative hydraulics of two fishery research circular tanks and recommendations for control of experimental bias

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    Odeh, M.; Schrock, R.M.; Gannam, A.

    2003-01-01

    Hydraulic characteristics inside two research circular tanks (1.5-m and 1.2-m diameter) with the same volume of water were studied to understand how they might affect experimental bias by influencing the behavior and development of juvenile fish. Water velocities inside each tank were documented extensively and flow behavior studied. Surface inflow to the 1.5-m tank created a highly turbulent and aerated surface, and produced unevenly distributed velocities within the tank. A low-flow velocity, or "dead" zone, persisted just upstream of the surface inflow. A single submerged nozzle in the 1.2-m tank created uniform flow and did not cause undue turbulence or introduce air. Flow behavior in the 1.5-m tank is believed to have negatively affected the feeding behavior and physiological development of a group of juvenile fall chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. A new inflow nozzle design provided comparable flow behavior regardless of tank size and water depth. Maintaining similar hydraulic conditions inside tanks used for various biological purposes, including fish research, would minimize experimental bias caused by differences in flow behavior. Other sources of experimental bias are discussed and recommendations given for reporting and control of experimental conditions in fishery research tank experiments.

  1. RE-1000 free-piston Stirling engine hydraulic output system description

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    Schreiber, Jeffrey G.; Geng, Steven M.

    1987-01-01

    The NASA Lewis Research Center was involved in free-piston Stirling engine research since 1976. Most of the work performed in-house was related to characterization of the RE-1000 engine. The data collected from the RE-1000 tests were intended to provide a data base for the validation of Stirling cycle simulations. The RE-1000 was originally build with a dashpot load system which did not convert the output of the engine into useful power, but was merely used as a load for the engine to work against during testing. As part of the interagency program between NASA Lewis and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, (ORNL), the RE-1000 was converted into a configuration that produces useable hydraulic power. A goal of the hydraulic output conversion effort was to retain the same thermodynamic cycle that existed with the dashpot loaded engine. It was required that the design must provide a hermetic seal between the hydraulic fluid and the working gas of the engine. The design was completed and the hardware was fabricated. The RE-1000 was modified in 1985 to the hydraulic output configuration. The early part of the RE-1000 hydraulic output program consisted of modifying hardware and software to allow the engine to run at steady-state conditions. A complete description of the engine is presented in sufficient detail so that the device can be simulated on a computer. Tables are presented showing the masses of the oscillating components and key dimensions needed for modeling purposes. Graphs are used to indicate the spring rate of the diaphragms used to separate the helium of the working and bounce space from the hydraulic fluid.

  2. Development and verification of a thermo-hydraulic simulation code for systems transient in 'Monju' (COPD code)

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    Large system simulation codes are needed for design and safety analysis. A thermal-hydraulic simulation code for systems transient in ''Monju'' (COPD code) was developed and verified with experimental data from an experimental LMFBR ''Joyo'', 50 MWt steam generator test facility and scaled test sections of reactor vessel plenum. This paper summarizes numerical models of this code and their verifications with experimental data. Especially, a simplified analytical model to predict the transient behavior in a reactor vessel plenum is presented in detail, since this behavior has an important effect that must be taken into account in a plant thermal transient, while the reactor is tripped. The COPD is applied to design and safety analysis in ''Monju'' as follows ; (1) Safety analysis with regard to core cooling in anticipated incidents. (2) Plant thermo-hydraulic analysis for setting the design condition in thermal stress analysis and evaluation of components and pipings. (3) Control performance analysis on plant operation for design and evaluation of plant control system. Each of the above analyses requires different predictions of plant response to be analyzed. Therefore, appropriate models and input data are used in the design and evaluation according to the purpose of the analysis. This code was developed and verified under a contract with PNC. (author)

  3. Can sessile root system 'chase' mobile nutrients - the role of variable root hydraulic properties

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    Zwieniecki, M. A.

    2012-12-01

    The sessile lifestyle of plants constrains their ability to acquire mobile nutrients such as nitrate. Whereas proliferation of roots might help in the longer term, nitrate-rich patches can shift rapidly with mass flow of water in the soil. A mechanism that allows roots to follow and capture this source of mobile nitrogen would be highly desirable. Experimental work suggests that variation in nitrate concentration around roots induces an immediate alteration of root hydraulic properties such that water is preferentially absorbed from the nitrate-rich patch. This coupling between nitrate availability and water acquisition results from changes in cell membrane hydraulic properties and is directly related to intracellular nitrate concentrations. The hydraulic response is both localized and reversible, resulting in rapid changes in water uptake to the portions of the roots exposed to the nitrate-rich patch. Plant ability to control root hydraulic properties illustrates how organismal motility, as a major means of scavenging the environment for resources, can be replaced by functional motility, in which complex interactions enable efficient utilization of a dynamic environment by the transference of physiological activities among parallel organs.

  4. Summary of the hydraulic evaluation of LWBR (LWBR development program)

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    The principal hydraulic performance features of the Light Water Breeder Reactor are summarized in this report. The calculational models and procedures used for prediction of reactor flow and pressure distributions under steady-state and transient operating conditions are described. Likewise, the analysis models for evaluation of the static and dynamic performance characteristics of the hydraulically-balanced and hydraulically-buffered movable-fuel reactivity-control system are outlined. An extensive test program was conducted for qualification of the subject LWBR hydraulic evaluation models. The projected LWBR hydraulic performance is shown to fulfill design objectives and functional requirements

  5. Design, Optimization and Analysis of Hydraulic Soft Yaw System for 5 MW Wind Turbine

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2011-01-01

    As wind turbines increase in size and the demands for lifetime also increases, new methods of load reduction needs to be examined. One method is to make the yaw system of the turbine soft/flexible and hence dampen the loads to the system, which is the focus of the current paper. The paper first presents work previous done on this subject with focus on hydraulic yaw systems. By utilizing the HAWC2 aeroelastic code and an extended model of the NREL 5MW turbine combined with a simplified linear model of the turbine, the parameters of the soft yaw system are optimized. Results show that a significant reduction in fatigue and extreme loads to the yaw system and rotor shaft are possible, when utilizing the soft yaw drive concept compared to the original stiff yaw system. The physical demands of the hydraulic yaw system are furthermore examined for a life time of 20 years. The duty cycles, based on the extrapolated loads, show that it is possible to construct a hydraulic soft yaw system, which is able to reduce theloads on the wind turbine significantly.

  6. A Hydraulic Motor-Alternator System for Ocean-Submersible Vehicles

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    Aintablian, Harry O.; Valdez, Thomas I.; Jones, Jack A.

    2012-01-01

    An ocean-submersible vehicle has been developed at JPL that moves back and forth between sea level and a depth of a few hundred meters. A liquid volumetric change at a pressure of 70 bars is created by means of thermal phase change. During vehicle ascent, the phase-change material (PCM) is melted by the circulation of warm water and thus pressure is increased. During vehicle descent, the PCM is cooled resulting in reduced pressure. This pressure change is used to generate electric power by means of a hydraulic pump that drives a permanent magnet (PM) alternator. The output energy of the alternator is stored in a rechargeable battery that powers an on-board computer, instrumentation and other peripherals.The focus of this paper is the performance evaluation of a specific hydraulic motor-alternator system. Experimental and theoretical efficiency data of the hydraulic motor and the alternator are presented. The results are used to evaluate the optimization of the hydraulic motor-alternator system. The integrated submersible vehicle was successfully operated in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. A brief overview of the actual test results is presented.

  7. Improvements to the measurement of electrically controlled hydraulic pumps' flow/pressure characteristics

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    To increase the measurement accuracy, and also to automate the measurement operation, we modify the electrically controlled hydraulic pumps' (ECHPs') flow/pressure performance characteristic description and improve the test method in existent standards. According to ECHPs' working principle, we divide ECHPs' operation into two models: constant flow operating mode (CFOM) and constant pressure operating mode (CPOM). A direct drive servo-proportional control valve (DDV) is used to load the test pump. In the CFOM, we change the pressure load at a constant rate by driving the DDV's displacement with nonlinear feedback and a proportional–integral (PI) controller. In the CPOM, we take advantage of the DDV's inherent linearity between its input signal and output flow, and change the flow load at a constant rate by using open-loop spool displacement control. A mathematic model is built for the derivation of a stable condition and the analysis of steady-state pressure tracking error. The theoretical analysis shows that the feedback linearization and PI controller with negative proportional and integral gains are able to track a slope pressure load command with a desired rate. The test results also show that the mathematical model is valid and the proposed method can improve the measurement accuracy remarkably

  8. RAMONA-3B/MINET composite representation of BWR thermal-hydraulic systems

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    The modification and interfacing of two computer codes, RAMONA-3B and MINET, for the thermal hydraulic transient analysis of a Boiling Water Reactor nuclear steam supply system, is described. The RAMONA-3B code provides for multi-channel thermal hydraulics and three-dimensional (or one-dimensional) neutron kinetics analysis of a boiling water reactor core. The RAMONA-3B system representation terminates at the end of the steam line and at the junction of the feedwater line at the vessel inlet. By interfacing RAMONA-3B with MINET, a generic balance-of-plant systems analysis code, a complete BWR systems code with detailed core modeling was obtained. The result is a code of particulate importance to the analysis of transients such as ATWS

  9. Modeling and simulation of hydrostatic transmission system with energy regeneration using hydraulic accumulator

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    A new hydraulic closed-loop hydrostatic transmission (HST) energy-saving system is proposed in this paper. The system improves the efficiency of the primary power source. Furthermore, the system is energy regenerative, highly efficient even under partial load conditions. It can work in either a flow or pressure coupling configuration, allowing it to avoid the disadvantages of each configuration. A hydraulic accumulator, the key component of the energy regenerative modality, can be decoupled from or coupled to the HST circuit to improve the efficiency of the system in low-speed, high-torque situations. The accumulator is used in a novel way to recover the kinetic energy without reversion of fluid flow. Both variable displacement hydraulic pump /motors are used when the system operates in the flow coupling configuration so as to enable it to meet the difficult requirements of some industrial and mobile applications. Modeling and a simulation were undertaken with regard to testing the primary energy sources in the two configurations and recovering the energy potential of the system. The results indicated that the low efficiency of traditional HSTs under partial load conditions can be improved by utilizing the pressure coupling configuration. The round-trip efficiency of the system in the energy recovery testing varied from 32% to 66% when the losses of the load were taken into account

  10. Investigation of a Digital Hydraulic Actuation System on an Excavator Arm

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    Dell'Amico, Alessandro; Carlsson, Marcus; Norlin, Erik; Sethson, Magnus

    2013-01-01

    Digital hydraulics is an ongoing trend that offers many interesting advantages and possibilities. Digital refers to that the system output is discrete, e.g. using an on/off valve with only discrete values or a finite amount of flow steps available. The advantages mentioned when compared to analogue systems are better performance, robust and fault tolerant, and amplitude independent bandwidth. On the other side noise and pressure pulsations must be handled, the physical size can be a problem, ...

  11. Advanced model structures applied to system identification of a servo- hydraulic test rig

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper deals with a method for the parametric system identification of a nonlinear system to obtain its parametric representation using a linear transfer function. Such representation is applicable in off-line profile correction methods minimizing the error between a reference input signal and a signal performed by the test rig. In turn, a test signal can be perfectly tracked by a servo-hydraulic test rig. This is the requirement in massive production where short test sequences are repeated to validate the products.Design/methodology/approach: A numerical and experimental case studies are presented in the paper. The numerical study presents a system identification process of a nonlinear system consisting of a linear transfer function and a nonlinear output component, being a static function. The experimental study presents a system identification process of a nonlinear system which is a servo-hydraulic test rig. The simulation data has been used to illustrate the feasibility study of the proposed approach, while the experimental data have been used to validate advanced model structures under operational conditions.Findings: The advanced model structures confirmed their better performance by means of the model fit in the time domain.Research limitations/implications: The method applies to analysis of such mechanical and hydraulic systems for which measurements are corrupted by residual harmonic disturbances resulting from system nonlinearities.Practical implications: The advanced model structures are intended to be used as inverse models in off-line signal profile correction.Originality/value: The results state the foundation for the off-line parametric error cancellation method which aims in improving tracking of load signals on servo-hydraulic test rigs.

  12. Modeling with AFT Fathom of hydraulic systems. Application to the Asco nuclear power station

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    This paper gives an overview of the simulation of hydraulic systems with program AFT Fathom, describing practical applications carried out in NPP Asco. The results of the simulation are used to determine the behavior certain systems under hardly reproducible scenarios in reality, such as emergency and accident situations. In this sense, are presented real-life examples carried out in C. N. disgust and shown how the simulation puts in the hands of engineers valuable information for decision-making.

  13. Vehicle having hydraulic and power steering systems using a single high pressure pump

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    Bartley, Bradley E. (Manito, IL); Blass, James R. (Bloomington, IL); Gibson, Dennis H. (Chillicothe, IL)

    2001-06-22

    A vehicle comprises a plurality of wheels attached to a vehicle housing. Also attached to the vehicle housing is a power steering system, including a fluid flow circuit, which is operably coupled to a number of the wheels. An internal combustion engine attached to the vehicle housing is connected to a hydraulically actuated system that includes a high pressure pump. An outlet of the high pressure pump is in fluid communication with the fluid flow circuit.

  14. FOREWORD: The XXV IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems marks half a century tradition

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    Susan-Resiga, Romeo

    2010-05-01

    IAHR75_logoUPT90_logoARFT_logo International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research'Politehnica' University of TimisoaraRomanian Academy - Timisoara Branch The 25th edition of the IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, held in Timisoara, Romania, 20-24 September 2010, jointly organized by the 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara and the Romanian Academy - Timisoara Branch, marks a half century tradition of these prestigious symposia. However, it is the first time that Romania hosts such a symposium, and for good reasons. The Romanian electrical power system has a total of 20,630 MW installed power, out of which 6,422 MW in hydropower plants. The energy produced in hydropower facilities was in 2008 of 17,105 GWh from a total of 64,772 GWh electrical energy production. Moreover, for the period 2009-2015, new hydropower capacities are going to be developed, with a total of 2,157 MW installed power and an estimated 5,770 GWh/year energy production. Within the same period of time, the refurbishment, modernization and repair programs will increase the actual hydropower production with an estimated 349 GWh/year. The 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara is proud to host the 25th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, in the year of its 90th anniversary. The 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara is one of the largest and most well-known technical universities from Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1920, a short time after the union into one state of all the Romanian territories, following the end of the First World War, in order to respond to the need engineers felt by the Romanian society at that time, within the economical development framework. During its 90 years of existence, 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara educated over 100,000 engineers, greatly appreciated both in Romania and abroad, for their competence and seriousness. King Ferdinand I of Romania said while visiting the recently established 'Politehnica' of Timisoara in 1923 'It is not the walls that make a school, but the spirit living inside'. A particular trademark of the 'Politehnica' of Timisoara was the continuous effort to answer industrial problems by training the students not only on theoretical aspects but also in design and manufacturing, as well as in laboratory works. Developing modern laboratories, where students can observe and understand first hand the engineering applications along the years a priority for Timisoara 'Politehnica' University. The School of Hydraulic Machinery within the 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara was established in early 1930 by Professor Aurel Barglazan (1905-1960), and further developed by Professor Ioan Anton (born 1924), both members of the Romanian Academy. The Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines from Timisoara (LMHT) started back in 1928 in a small hut, with a test rig for Francis and Kaplan turbines manufactured by J M Voith. LMHT was continuously developed and was officially recognized in 1959 as being one of the leading research and developing laboratories in Romania. It was the foundation of the Romanian efforts of designing and manufacturing hydraulic turbines starting in 1960 at the Resita Machine Building Factory. Under the leadership of Professor Ioan Anton, the Timisoara School in Hydraulic Machinery has focused the basic and development research activities on the following main topics: (i) Turbine Hydrodynamics, (ii) Hydrofoil Cascade Hydrodynamics, (iii) Cavitation in Hydraulic Machines and Equipments, (iv) Scale-up Effects in Hydraulic Machines. With the establishment in the year 2000 of the National Center for Engineering of Systems with Complex Fluids, within the 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara, the research in turbomachinery hydrodynamics and cavitation included high performance computing for flows in hydraulic machines, as well as the development of novel technologies to mitigate the self-induced flow instabilities in hydraulic turbines operated far from the best efficiency regime. The traditional partnership with the Romanian Academy - Tim

  15. Thermal hydraulic aspects of steam drum level control philosophy for the natural circulation based heavy water reactor

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    From safety considerations advanced nuclear reactors rely more and more on passive systems such as natural circulation for primary heat removal. A natural circulation based water reactor is relatively larger in size so as to reduce flow losses and channel type for proper flow distribution. From the size of steam drum considerations it has to be multi loop but has a common inlet header. Normally the turbine follows the reactor. This paper addresses the thermal hydraulic aspects of the steam drum pressure and level control philosophy for a four drum, natural circulation based, channel type boiling water advanced reactor. Three philosophies may be followed for drum control viz. individual drum control, one control drum approach and an average of all the four drums. For drum pressure control, the steam flow to the turbine is be regulated. A single point pressure control is better than individual drum pressure control. This is discussed in the paper. But the control point has to be at a place down steam the point where all steam line from individual drum meet. This may lead to different pressure in all the four drums depending on the power produced in the respective loops. The difference in pressure cannot be removed even if the four drums are directly connected through pipes. Also the pressure control scheme with/without interconnection is discussed. For level, the control of individual drum may not be normally possible because of common inlet header. As the frictional pr common inlet header. As the frictional pressure drops in the large diameter downcomers are small as compared to elevation pressure drops, the level in all the steam drum tend to equalize. Consequently a single representative drum level may be chosen as a control variable for controlling level in all the four drums. But in case, where all the four loops are producing different powers and single point pressure control is effective, the scheme may not work satisfactorily. the level in a drum may depend on the power produced in the loop containing the control drum. In that case a scheme based on the average of all the four steam drum levels works better. Response of a single point pressure control together with average level control philosophy to various operational transients is also presented. (author)

  16. BSF control system

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    The booster synchrotron utilization facility (BSF) is a facility which utilizes the four fifths of available beam pulses from the KEK booster synchrotron. The BSF control system includes the beam line control, interactions with the PS central control room and the experimental facilities, and the access control system. A brief description of the various components in the control system is given. (author)

  17. Improvement of multi-dimensional realistic thermal-hydraulic system analysis code, MARS 1.3

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    The MARS (Multi-dimensional Analysis of Reactor Safety) code is a multi-dimensional, best-estimate thermal-hydraulic system analysis code. This report describes the new features that have been improved in the MARS 1.3 code since the release of MARS 1.3 in July 1998. The new features include: - implementation of point kinetics model into the 3D module - unification of the heat structure model - extension of the control function to the 3D module variables - improvement of the 3D module input check function. Each of the items has been implemented in the developmental version of the MARS 1.3.1 code and, then, independently verified and assessed. The effectiveness of the new features is well verified and it is shown that these improvements greatly extend the code capability and enhance the user friendliness. Relevant input data changes are also described. In addition to the improvements, this report briefly summarizes the future code developmental activities that are being carried out or planned, such as coupling of MARS 1.3 with the containment code CONTEMPT and the three-dimensional reactor kinetics code MASTER 2.0. (author). 8 refs

  18. Coordinated joint motion control system with position error correction

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    Danko, George (Reno, NV)

    2011-11-22

    Disclosed are an articulated hydraulic machine supporting, control system and control method for same. The articulated hydraulic machine has an end effector for performing useful work. The control system is capable of controlling the end effector for automated movement along a preselected trajectory. The control system has a position error correction system to correct discrepancies between an actual end effector trajectory and a desired end effector trajectory. The correction system can employ one or more absolute position signals provided by one or more acceleration sensors supported by one or more movable machine elements. Good trajectory positioning and repeatability can be obtained. A two-joystick controller system is enabled, which can in some cases facilitate the operator's task and enhance their work quality and productivity.

  19. Hydraulic Conductivity Estimation Test Impact on Long-Term Acceptance Rate and Soil Absorption System Design

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    Jakub Nie?

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to verify the common methods of hydraulic conductivity estimation for soil assessment in respect to wastewater disposal. The studies were conducted on three types of sandy soils. Hydraulic conductivity was determined using a scale effect-free laboratory method, empirical equations and compared with measurements estimated from a laboratory infiltration column with identified head loss. Based on the hydraulic conductivity values, the long-term acceptance rates (LTAR [1] were calculated. The differences in LTAR values were about one order of magnitude smaller than differences in hydraulic coefficient. The study showed a good convergention of the results obtained from the constant head method (CHM by solving the Glover Equation for medium and coarse sands. In low permeability soil (fine sand, the best result was obtained using CHM-a with a capillary rise consideration (a is a factor included in the flow in the unsaturated and saturated zones calculated from a capillary rise. From a practical point of view the relatively small value of LTAR underestimation (20%-for constant head method is responsible for the extended surface area of the system and provides a security margin (the avoidance of clogging risk. The use of the falling head method, based on the Van Hoorn equation, can be said to be highly overestimated. For medium and coarse sandy soils the underestimation of LTAR calculated and based on CHM test determination is 14%–18%. The total cost of soil absorption system (SAS designed-based on CHM in comparison to that designed-based on real hydraulic conductivity value in Poland is only about 7%–9% higher.

  20. High Resolution Hydraulic Profiling and Groundwater Sampling using FLUTe™ System in a Fractured Limestone Setting

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    Janniche, Gry Sander; Christensen, Anders G.

    Characterization of the contaminant source zone architecture and the hydraulics is essential to develop accurate site specific conceptual models, delineate and quantify contaminant mass, perform risk as-sessment, and select and design remediation alternatives. This characterization is particularly challeng-ing in deposit types as fractured limestone. The activities of a bulk distribution facility for perchloroe-thene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) at the Naverland site near Copenhagen, Denmark, has resulted in PCE and TCE DNAPL impacts to a fractured clay till and an underlying fractured limestone aqui-fer/bedrock. A wide range of innovative and current site investigative tools for direct and indirect docu-mentation and/or evaluation of dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) presence were combined in a multiple lines of evidence approach. One scope of the investigations was to evaluate innovative investi-gation methods for characterization of the source zone hydrogeology and contamination, including FLUTe system hydraulic profiling and Water-FLUTe multilevel groundwater sampling, in fractured bryo-zoan limestone bedrock. High resolution hydraulic profiling was conducted in three cored boreholes, placed within a 970 ft2 (~90 m2) area, and Water-FLUTes were installed with 12-13 sampling screens in each borehole. Hydraulic profilling by FLUTe liner system provided information with highere discretization than other traditionel methods, and supported the individual design of Water-FLUTes for multilevel groundwater monitoring, sampling (under two flow conditions) and analysis. Coring for discrete subsampling was a challenge in the limestone, due to core-loss and potential DNAPL loss caused by high drilling water pressure. Hence, the water-FLUTe data proved to be an essential link in the source zone characterization. The results from the high resolution hydraulic profiling and from the Water-FLUTe multilevel sampling will be pre-sented as well as the experiences obtained.

  1. Analytical and experimental investigation of chlorine decay in water supply systems under unsteady hydraulic conditions

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    Aisopou, Angeliki; Stoianov, Ivan

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the impact of the dynamic hydraulic conditions on the kinetics of chlorine decay in water supply systems. A simulation framework has been developed for the scale-adaptive hydraulic and chlorine decay modelling under steady- and unsteady-state flows. An unsteady decay coefficient is defined which depends upon the absolute value of shear stress and the rate of change of shear stress for quasi-unsteady and unsteady-state flows. By coupling novel instrumentation technologies for continuous hydraulic monitoring and water quality sensors for in-pipe water quality sensing a pioneering experimental and analytical investigation was carried out in a water transmission main. The results were used to model monochloramine decay and these demonstrate that the dynamic hydraulic conditions have a significant impact on water quality deterioration. The spatial and temporal resolution of experimental data provides new insights for the near real-time modelling and management of water quality as well as highlighting the uncertainty and challenges of accurately modelling the loss of disinfectant in water supply networks.

  2. Development of a thermal–hydraulic analysis software for a passive residual heat removal system

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    Highlights: ? A series of thermal–hydraulic models for the PRHRS in IPWR were established. ? An analysis software named TCIPsoft 1.0 has been developed. ? The effects of parameters on the PRHRS were studied in detail. -- Abstract: A series of reasonable mathematical and physical models for the thermal–hydraulic characteristic analysis of a passive residual heat removal system (PRHRS) in an integral pressurized water reactor were established. These models mainly include the core, once-through steam generator, nitrogen pressurizer, main coolant pump, and flow and heat transfer models. The flow and heat transfer models are suitable for the core with plate-type fuel element and the once-through steam generator with annular channel, respectively. A transient analysis code with Visual Fortran 6.5 has been developed to analyze the thermal–hydraulic characteristics of the PRHRS. Visual input, real-time processing and dynamic visualization output were achieved with Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2008, which greatly facilitate applications in the engineering. The software was applied to analyze the effects of the heat transfer area of the PRHRS, the height difference between the residual heat exchanger center and the steam generator center, and the main steam valve turn-off time on the transient thermal–hydraulic characteristics of PRHRS. The obtained analysis results are significant to the improvement design of the PRHRS and the safety operation of the integral preseration of the integral pressurized water reactor.

  3. Free-piston Stirling hydraulic engine and drive system for automobiles

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    Beremand, D. G.; Slaby, J. G.; Nussle, R. C.; Miao, D.

    1982-01-01

    The calculated fuel economy for an automotive free piston Stirling hydraulic engine and drive system using a pneumatic accumulator with the fuel economy of both a conventional 1980 spark ignition engine in an X body class vehicle and the estimated fuel economy of a 1984 spark ignition vehicle system are compared. The results show that the free piston Stirling hydraulic system with a two speed transmission has a combined fuel economy nearly twice that of the 1980 spark ignition engine - 21.5 versus 10.9 km/liter (50.7 versus 25.6 mpg) under comparable conditions. The fuel economy improvement over the 1984 spark ignition engine was 81 percent. The fuel economy sensitivity of the Stirling hydraulic system to system weight, number of transmission shifts, accumulator pressure ratio and maximum pressure, auxiliary power requirements, braking energy recovery, and varying vehicle performance requirements are considered. An important finding is that a multispeed transmission is not required. The penalty for a single speed versus a two speed transmission is about a 12 percent drop in combined fuel economy to 19.0 km/liter (44.7 mpg). This is still a 60 percent improvement in combined fuel economy over the projected 1984 spark ignition vehicle.

  4. Staged cost optimization of urban storm drainage systems based on hydraulic performance in a changing environment

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    M. Maharjan

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Urban flooding causes large economic losses, property damage and loss of lives. The impact of environmental changes mainly, the urbanization and the climatic change leads to increased runoff and increased peak flows which the drainage system must be able to cope with to overcome possible damage and inconveniences caused by the induced flooding. Allowing for detention storage to compliment the capacity of the drainage system network is one of the approaches to reduce urban floods. The traditional practice was to design systems against stationary environmental forcings – including design rainfall, landuse, etc. Due to the rapid change in climate-environment, this approach is no longer economically viable and safe, and explicit consideration of changes that gradually take place during the life-time of the drainage system is warranted. In this paper, a staged cost optimization tool based on the hydraulic performance of the drainage system is presented. A one dimensional hydraulic model is used for hydraulic evaluation of the network together with a genetic algorithm based optimization tool to determine optimal intervention timings and amounts throughout the lifespan of the drainage network. The model was applied in a case study area in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. It was concluded that considerable financial savings and/or additional level of flood-safety can be achieved by approaching the design problem as a staged plan rather than one-off scheme.

  5. Staged cost optimization of urban storm drainage systems based on hydraulic performance in a changing environment

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    M. Maharjan

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Urban flooding causes large economic losses, property damage and loss of lives. The impact of environmental changes, mainly urbanization and climatic change, leads to increased runoff and peak flows which the drainage system must be able to cope with to reduce potential damage and inconvenience. Allowing for detention storage to compliment the conveyance capacity of the drainage system network is one of the approaches to reduce urban floods. Contemporary practice is to design systems against stationary environmental forcings – including design rainfall, landuse, etc. Due to the rapid change in the climate- and the urban environment, this approach is no longer appropriate, and explicit consideration of gradual changes during the life-time of the drainage system is warranted. In this paper, a staged cost optimization tool based on the hydraulic performance of the drainage system is presented. A one dimensional hydraulic model is used for hydraulic evaluation of the network together with a genetic algorithm based optimization tool to determine optimal intervention timings and responses over the analysis period. The model was applied in a case study area in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. It was concluded that considerable financial savings and/or additional level of flood-safety can be achieved by approaching the design problem as a staged plan rather than one-off scheme.

  6. Optimization of hydraulic haulage systems in underground coal mines

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    Sevim, H.

    1984-01-01

    This study is a comprehensive attempt to develop and test procedures for optimization of equipment configuration, system layout, and operating parameters of underground coarse-coal slurry haulage systems. Previous efforts in this area have been limited to either specific configurations or suboptimal solutions of general problems. The need for a versatile tool, that is not limited to specific system layouts, mining methods, or equipment configurations, but capable of adaptation to new developments in slurry transport technology and of obtaining global optimum solutions, is satisfied in this study. The optimization tool, a haulage system model, developed after a thorough systems analysis, is based on a stochastic dynamic programming formulation. The stochastic aspects of underground coal production activities are represented by semi-Markov processes. The formulation and the structure of the model are general enough to handle design problems involving slurry transport systems fed by multiple face and multiple mining methods.

  7. SCADA of an Upstream Controlled Irrigation Canal System

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    Rijo, Manuel

    1999-01-01

    Upstream control in canals is efficient only when associated with rigid water delivery methods. In Portugal, all of the upstream controlled systems work with flexible water delivery schedules and, for this reason, operational water losses become significant. Because there is no storage reserve inside this kind of systems it is necessary to take into account the demand prediction or the command anticipation of the hydraulic control devices in order to improve the system response to demand vari...

  8. EVALUATION OF CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS USING HYDRAULIC HEAD DATA

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    Subsurface vertical barriers have been used as components of containment systems to prevent or reduce the impact of containment sources on ground-water resources. Many containment systems also include a low permeability cover to prevent the infiltration-/recharge of precipitatio...

  9. Control system design method

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    Wilson, David G. (Tijeras, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

    2012-02-21

    A control system design method and concomitant control system comprising representing a physical apparatus to be controlled as a Hamiltonian system, determining elements of the Hamiltonian system representation which are power generators, power dissipators, and power storage devices, analyzing stability and performance of the Hamiltonian system based on the results of the determining step and determining necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of the Hamiltonian system, creating a stable control system based on the results of the analyzing step, and employing the resulting control system to control the physical apparatus.

  10. Dynamic modeling of the servovalves incorporated in the servo hydraulic system of the 70-meter DSN antennas

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    Bartos, R. D.

    1992-01-01

    As the pointing accuracy and service life requirements of the DSN 70 meter antenna increase, it is necessary to gain a more complete understanding of the servo hydraulic system in order to improve system designs to meet the new requirements. A mathematical model is developed for the servovalve incorporated into the hydraulic system of the 70 meter antenna and uses experimental data to verify the validity of the model and to identify the model parameters.

  11. Utilization of a hydraulic barrier to control migration of a uranium plume

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    A uranium plume emanating from the U.S. Department of Energy's Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) in Fernald, Ohio had migrated off site and the leading edge of the plume had already mixed with an organic and inorganic plume emanating from two industries south of the FEMP. A method was needed to prevent the further southern migration of the plume, minimize any impacts to the geometry, concentrations, distribution or flow patterns of the organic and inorganic plumes emanating from the off-site industries, while meeting the ultimate cleanup goals for the FEMP. This paper discusses the use of a hydraulic barrier created to meet these goals by pumping a five well recovery system and the problems associated with the disposition of over 2 million gallons per day of water with low concentrations of uranium

  12. Development of computer code system THALES for thermal-hydraulic analysis of core meltdown accident, 1

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    THALES is a computer code system for the thermal-hydraulic analysis of the core meltdown accident which is the risk-dominant accident of LWR's. Its first version was developed for the PWR analysis, which uses THALES-P for primary system thermal-hydraulics, THALES-M for core heatup and meltdown, and THALES-CV for containment temperature and pressure response. Several program libraries were also developed not only for THALES but for general usage. A new analysis technique of hydraulics in the primary cooling system was developed and used in THALES-P with aiming at accurate estimation of water level in water-steam mixture and shorter computer time, which are necessary for the core meltdown analysis. This report describes the outlines of the THALES code system, as well as the mathematical modeling and sample run results of the above-mentioned codes. Further are discussed the importance of the mixture levels and the necessity of the core slumping models. (author)

  13. Scaling philosophy and system description of AHWR Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility (ATTF)

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    The Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) being designed in India is a 920 MWth pressure tube type boiling light water cooled and heavy water moderated reactor. AHWR Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility (ATTF), a scaled experimental facility that simulates the thermal-hydraulic behaviour of main heat transport system and ECCS, is designed. The objectives of the facility are to obtain thermal margin (CHF) and the parallel channel stability behaviour Global scaling is based on Power to Volume ratio. This philosophy is based on maintaining the same pressure, temperature with same working fluid. Main advantage of this scaling approach is that it preserves the time scales which are very crucial for the simulation of transient and accident conditions to assess the performance of safety systems. All of the Main Heat Transport (MHT) and Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) components are scaled down on the basis of power to volume scaling. ATTF contains two full power channels in comparison with 452 channels of AHWR then the scaling ratio is 226. Therefore the volumes of the components in natural circulation path (MHT) are scaled down by 226. Different local phenomenon like Critical Heat Flux (CHF), Flashing, Geysering etc which affects the performance of the system are scaled down appropriately. GDCS injection, feed water flow etc are simulated as boundary flow scaling approach. This 3-level approach simulates almost all the thermal hydraulics phenomenon of the prototype in the model, with the appropriate scale of the model to the prototype. (author)

  14. A Study on Mission Profile and Determination of Durability Test Parameters in the Hydraulic Clutch System

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    One of reliability measurements of vehicle is estimated by driving mileage but the reliability of component, such as an hydraulic clutch system, is defined from the number of successful operational cycle. Relationship between these reliability measurement variables(mileage and cycle) should be examined first of all in the reliability estimation of components. Relationship between mileage and cycles is commonly known as linear function. However, the gradient depends on the operational environmental condition. Therefore, estimation of mission profile variable should be done with correlation analysis at the same time. In this paper, we derive mission profile variable of an hydraulic clutch system by field vehicle test and suggest the determination process of durability test parameters of CMC(Clutch Master Cylinder) with mission profile variable

  15. Thermal–hydraulic system study of the HELOKA-LP helium loop using RELAP5-3D code

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    Highlights: • Thermal–hydraulic system study for the HELOKA-LP using RELAP5-3D. • Validation of various experiments with corresponding simulations, and good comparison between the experiments and the simulations. • Simulation of the two most heated compartments of IFMIF HFTM in the modeled helium loop and prediction of the loop dynamic. -- Abstract: The thermal–hydraulic system analyses for the HELOKA-LP (Helium Loop Karlsruhe – Low Pressure) facility are presented. Typical operation ranges for the test section are mass flow rate between 12 and 120 g/s, inlet temperature between 10 and 250 °C and pressure level between 0.3 and 0.6 MPa. An orifice is used for the loop testing, for which different experiments are validated with appropriate simulations. Afterwards instead of the orifice, two most heated compartments of IFMIF (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility) HFTM (high flux test module) are simulated in HELOKA-LP. Using the system code REALP5-3D components in the loop are modeled as well as the main control strategy. With this model the loop dynamics in conditions relevant for the HFTM operation are analyzed and the thermal time constant of the compartment is estimated

  16. EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM FOR INVESTIGATION OF CAVITATION PHENOMENA IN HYDRAULIC SHOCK ABSORBERS.

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    Müller, M.; Prášil, L.; Zima, Patrik

    Liberec : Technical University of Liberec, 2009 - (Vít, T.; Dan?ová, P.; Dvo?ák, V.), s. 224-229 ISBN 978-80-7372-538-9. [International Conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2009. Liberec (CZ), 25.11.2009-27.11.2009] R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GA101/07/1612 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20760514 Keywords : cavitation * hydraulic shock absorber * experimental system Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  17. Effect of tillage systems on soil aggregation and hydraulic properties in SW Spain

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    López Garrido, Rosa; López Sánchez, María Victoria; Melero Sánchez, Sebastiana; Murillo Carpio, José Manuel; Girón Moreno, Ignacio F.; Madejón, Engracia; Moreno Lucas, Félix

    2010-01-01

    Conservation tillage is particularly important in arid and semi-arid zones, where water is the limiting factor for crop development under rainfed conditions. Conservation tillage improves physical properties and increases organic matter of soils under Mediterranean conditions. This work studies the influence of two tillage systems (traditional tillage, TT, and conservation (reduced) tillage, RT) on soil hydraulic properties and on soil aggregation after 15 years of experimentation...

  18. Porteau: An Object-Oriented programming hydraulic toolkit for water distribution system analysis

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    Piller, O.; Gilbert, D; Haddane, K.; Sabatié, S.

    2011-01-01

    Several computer tools exist for Water Distribution Systems Analysis. The most well known of which Epanet will not be maintained in the near future. To remedy this, open source development projects have recently been proposed. Cemagref have developed the Porteau software, with several tools. They have decided to make their software open and freely available. In this paper, we present our experience to design a hydraulic toolkit for Water Distribution Analysis which could benefit the commun...

  19. Modeling and Simulation of an Active Hydraulic Heave Compensation System for Offshore Cranes

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    Sverdrup-Thygeson, Jřrgen

    2007-01-01

    This thesis deals with the mathematical modeling of hydraulic heave compensation systems. When performing operations such as launch and recovery of remote operated vehicles and lowering subsea installation parts to the sea floor, it is important to attenuate unwanted load motion caused by elongation of the cable and heave motion of the vessel. Quite often, such operations must be put off while waiting for the weather to calm down. Extending the window of operations by developing equipme...

  20. How to effectively compute the reliability of a thermal-hydraulic nuclear passive system

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    Zio, Enrico; Pedroni, Nicola

    2011-01-01

    The computation of the reliability of a thermal-hydraulic (T-H) passive system of a nuclear power plant can be obtained by (i) Monte Carlo (MC) sampling the uncertainties of the system model and parameters, (ii) computing, for each sample, the system response by a mechanistic T-H code and (iii) comparing the system response with pre-established safety thresholds, which define the success or failure of the safety function. The computational effort involved can be prohibitive because of the lar...

  1. Study of transient hydraulic in the essential service water system in NPP. Cofrentes

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    The present paper presents the study of the possible transient hydraulic that they could occur in the essential service water system due to changes in modes of operation, as well as replacement of components or failure of these within the same operating mode. For a complete analysis, it has created a computer model of the system through software EcosimPro, whereby different models have been corresponding to each division's system, making the check that in any mode of operation, and in any event, the values be exceeded the design for the system and its components.

  2. Thermal-hydraulics of a steam discharge system

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    Physical characteristics of the steam discharge system of PWR, which consists of valves, piping, steam sparger, and steam accommodating tank, have been analyzed and the analysis system has been set up for development of the analysis and design methodology for the system. The work was the results of the final year research in the planned research period of three years. Analysis has been made for the characteristics of rapid transient and steady flow in the piping, bubble behavior and wall pressure oscillation in a large and open tank, steam condensation, thermal mixing performance in a pool, and small and hermetically sealed tank performance. Based on the analysis results, experimental requirements for the development provided. Finally, for the further work in developing KNGR, the implementing approach related to this work has been purposed. 42 figs, 2 tabs, 29 refs. (Author)

  3. TARN control system

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    During the construction of TARN, many kinds of equipments for the accelerator have been developed and many advances in the control system have been made successfully. Main parts of the control system are management of timing control, inter-locking, data logging and interfacing of computer control. Present paper describes the design conception of the TARN control system as well as the details of the construction. Considerations about cabling and standardization of control parts are also presented. (author)

  4. Experiences of Using MATLAB/Simulink in Simulation and Control of Fluid Power Systems.

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    Zhou, Jianjun; Conrad, Finn

    1999-01-01

    MATLAB and Simulink are widely used as primary software tools in teaching and research around the word. This paper presents our experiences of using MATLAB/Simulink in simulation and control of fluid power systems. The application concerned mainly in this paper is a hydraulic test robot, shown in Figure 1, which was designed and implemented in our hydraulic laboratory.

  5. COMPARISON OF GENETIC FUZZY SYSTEM AND NEURO FUZZY SYSTEM FOR THE SELECTION OF OIL WELLS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

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    Antônio Orestes de Salvo Castro

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The hydraulic fracture operation is wide used to increase the oil wells production and to reduce formation damage. Reservoir studies and engineer analysis are made to select the wells for this kind of operation. As the reservoir parameters have some diffuses characteristics, Fuzzy Inference Systems (SIF have been tested for this selection processes in the last few years. This paper compares the performance of a neuro fuzzy system and a genetic fuzzy system used for hydraulic Fracture well selection, with knowledge acquisition from an operational data base to set the SIF membership functions. The training data and the validation data used were the same for both systems. We concluded that, in despite of the genetic fuzzy system would be a younger process, it got better results than the neuro fuzzy system. Another conclusion was that, as the genetic fuzzy system can work with constraints, the membership functions setting kept the consistency of variables linguistic values.

  6. Real time seismic traffic light systems for hydraulic stimulations in deep geothermal systems

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    Wegler, Ulrich; Vasterling, Margarete; Dinske, Carsten; Becker, Jan

    2015-04-01

    In order to mitigate the risk associated with induced seismicity caused by hydraulic stimulations in deep geothermal systems so called traffic light systems (risk management plans) are used. These systems consist of a local seismic monitoring and an estimate of the current seismic hazard based on observed induced seismicity. The current hazard is compared to threshold values. Measures to reduce the seismic hazard (e.g. reducing the flow rate) specified in the risk management plan are taken, if thresholds are exceeded. Standard traffic light systems use the largest recorded magnitude or peak ground velocity to estimate current seismic hazard caused by induced earthquakes. We developed a real time technique that computes the probability of exceedance for an undesired magnitude using a statistical analysis of recorded micro-seismicity. Based on the in real time generated earthquake catalogue, we compute the magnitude of completeness, the b-value of the Gutenberg-Richter law, and the so-called seismogenic index. These three quantities are updated in real time, if more induced earthquakes are detected. Using the flow rate of the hydraulic stimulation, which we assume to be recorded in real time as well, we calculate the expected seismicity for the next hours. In particular, we compute the probability of exceedance for a predefined critical magnitude. The value is permanently updated and compared to predefined threshold values of the traffic light system. Additionally to the scenario of a continued stimulation with the current flow rate, we also consider the case of an immediate shut-in. For this scenario the probability of exceedance is computed using a modified Omori law. The developed algorithm is implemented in the real-time earthquake monitoring software SeisComP3 including a graphical user interface. So far the traffic light algorithm has only been tested in playback mode simulating a real time scenario. For example, using data of the Basel Deep Heat Mining project and selecting a probability of exceedance of 60 percent for a critical magnitude of ML = 2.7, our traffic light algorithm turns from green to amber four hours before the first magnitude 2.7 earthquake in Basel, and it turns to red two hours before this event.

  7. Effect of cone angle on the hydraulic characteristics of globe control valve

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    Lin, Zhe; Wang, Huijie; Shang, Zhaohui; Cui, Baoling; Zhu, Chongxi; Zhu, Zuchao

    2015-05-01

    Globe control valve is widely used in chemical, petroleum and hydraulic industries, and its throttling feature is achieved by the adopting of valve plug. However, very limited information is available in literature regarding the influence of valve plug on the internal and external features in globe control valves. Thus the effect of valve plug is studied by CFD and experiment in this paper. It is obtained from external features that the pressure drop between upstream and downstream pressure-sampling position increases exponentially with flow rate. And for small valve opening, the increment of pressure drop decreases with the increase of cone angle (?). However, with the increase of valve opening, the effect of cone angle diminishes significantly. It is also found that the cone angle has little effect on flow coefficient (C v) when the valve opening is larger than 70%. But for the cases less than 70%, C v curve varies from an arc to a straight line. The variation of valve performance is caused by the change of internal flow. The results of internal flow show that cone angle has negligible effect on flow properties for the cases of valve opening larger than 70%. However, when valve opening is smaller than 70%, the pressure drop of orifice decreases with the increase of ?, making the reduction in value and scope of the high speed zone around the conical surface of valve plug, and then results in a decreasing intensity of adjacent downstream vortex. Meanwhile, it is concluded from the results that the increase of cone angle will be beneficial for the anti-cavitation and anti-erosion of globe control valve. This paper focuses on the internal and external features of globe control valve that caused by the variation of cone angle, arriving at some results beneficial for the design and usage of globe control valve.

  8. Modeling and Simulation of Valve-controlled Cylinder System Based on Bond Graph

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    Wang Qi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available AMESim is a high performance modeling, simulation and dynamic analysis software. Based on the bond graph theory and the principle of hydraulic control, a simulation model of valve-controlled cylinder system in EPS fatigue testing bench is established by using AMESim software. By changing different factors of the hydraulic system and setting different target wave curves, the system effects with different conditions are discussed and the simulation results provide a theoretical guidance for modeling optimization.

  9. Modeling and Simulation of Valve-controlled Cylinder System Based on Bond Graph

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    Wang Qi; Luo Yanjie; Wang Jingyue

    2012-01-01

    AMESim is a high performance modeling, simulation and dynamic analysis software. Based on the bond graph theory and the principle of hydraulic control, a simulation model of valve-controlled cylinder system in EPS fatigue testing bench is established by using AMESim software. By changing different factors of the hydraulic system and setting different target wave curves, the system effects with different conditions are discussed and the simulation results provide a theoretical guidance for mod...

  10. Thermal Hydraulic numerical analysis of Fusion superconducting magnet systems

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    Kholia, Akshat

    2013-01-01

    In the present scenario, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is in progress and efforts are being made to extend ITER to DEMOnstration Power plant (DEMO) with the purpose to harness the fusion energy for peaceful and constructive purposes. ITER uses the sueperconducting magnet systems for trapping and maneuvering plasma inside the giant tokamak machines. Superconductivity only entails under the critical conditions of temperature, magnetic field and current density. If ...

  11. Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, S.R.

    1994-10-25

    An regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system using fuzzy logic for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensor and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, and requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs fuzzy logic based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control operation of the electric traction motor and to the brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control. 123 figs.

  12. Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

    1994-01-01

    An regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system using fuzzy logic for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensor and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, and requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs fuzzy logic based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control operation of the electric traction motor and to the brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control.

  13. Development and verification of the MASTER dynamic link library (DLL) for integration into a system thermal-hydraulics code

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    The dynamic link library (DLL) of the MASTER code has been generated and verified for the use in code coupling to build an integrated nuclear power plant transient analysis code by combining the three-dimensional neutron kinetic code with a system thermal-hydraulic code. For the generation of the MASTER DLL, the link variables needed for incorporating thermal feedback effects were identified first and a data exchange scheme was established. The MASTER code was modified such that it can run on the Windows operating system and a couple of newly written link subroutines were added to generate the DLL. For the standalone verification of the DLL, a coupled code was built by using a simple thermal-hydraulic code and the DLL and the coupled code was applied to the NEACRP benchmark problems, which offer a variety of steady state and control rod ejection calculations. The verification was done by comparing the results of the coupled code calculations were compared with corresponding MASTER standalone calculations. In addition, a set of sensitivity studies were performed to check the sound operation of the neutronic /T-H calculations. It was made sure based on these verifications that the generated MASTER DLL is sound and work properly. (author). 5 refs., 7 tabs., 14 figs

  14. Safety evaluation system for hydraulic metal structures based on knowledge engineering

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    Guang-ming YANG

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A comprehensive safety evaluation system taking the most influential factors into account has been developed to evaluate the reliability of hydraulic metal structures. Applying the techniques of AI and DB, the idea of a one-machine and three-base system is proposed. The framework of the three-base system has been designed and the structural framework constructed in turn. A practical example is given to illustrate the process of using this system and it can be used for comparison and analysis purposes. The key technology of the system is its ability to reorganize and improve the expert system’s knowledge base by establishing the expert system. This system utilizes the computer technology inference process, making safety evaluation conclusions more reasonable and applicable to the actual situation. The system is not only advanced, but also feasible, reliable, artificially intelligent, and has the capacity to constantly grow.

  15. Influence of geometrical and thermal hydraulic parameters on the short term containment system response

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    This paper discusses the effect of a number of geometrical and thermal hydraulic parameters on the containment peak pressure following a simulated LOCA. The numerical studies are carried out using an inhouse containment thermal hydraulics program called 'THYCON' with focus only on the short term transient response. In order to highlight the effect of above variables, a geometrically scaled (1:270) model of a typical 220 MWe Indian PHWR containment is considered. The discussions in this paper are limited to explaining the influence of individual parameters by comparing with a base case value. It is essential to mention that the results presented here are not general and should be taken as indicative only. Nevertheless, these numerical studies give insight into short term containment response that would be useful to both the system designer as well as the regulator. (author)

  16. Thermal-hydraulic design concept of the solid-target system of spallation neutron source

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    In relation to thermal-hydraulic design of the N-Arena solid-target system of the JHF project, heat transfer experiments were performed to obtain experimental data systematically on heat transfer coefficient and CHF for vertical upward and horizontal flows in a thin rectangular channel simulating a coolant channel of the proposed spallation neutron source. Thermal-hydraulic correlations which can be used for design calculations were proposed based on the obtained data. Finally tentative results of feasibility study on maximum beam power which could be attained with a solid target were presented. The result indicated that the condition for the onset of nucleate boiling is the most significant limiting factor to the maximum beam power. (author)

  17. Identification and real-time position control of a servo-hydraulic rotary actuator by means of a neurobiologically motivated algorithm.

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    Sadeghieh, Ali; Sazgar, Hadi; Goodarzi, Kamyar; Lucas, Caro

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a new intelligent approach for adaptive control of a nonlinear dynamic system. A modified version of the brain emotional learning based intelligent controller (BELBIC), a bio-inspired algorithm based upon a computational model of emotional learning which occurs in the amygdala, is utilized for position controlling a real laboratorial rotary electro-hydraulic servo (EHS) system. EHS systems are known to be nonlinear and non-smooth due to many factors such as leakage, friction, hysteresis, null shift, saturation, dead zone, and especially fluid flow expression through the servo valve. The large value of these factors can easily influence the control performance in the presence of a poor design. In this paper, a mathematical model of the EHS system is derived, and then the parameters of the model are identified using the recursive least squares method. In the next step, a BELBIC is designed based on this dynamic model and utilized to control the real laboratorial EHS system. To prove the effectiveness of the modified BELBIC's online learning ability in reducing the overall tracking error, results have been compared to those obtained from an optimal PID controller, an auto-tuned fuzzy PI controller (ATFPIC), and a neural network predictive controller (NNPC) under similar circumstances. The results demonstrate not only excellent improvement in control action, but also less energy consumption. PMID:22015061

  18. Hydraulic differences along the water transport system of South American Nothofagus species: do leaves protect the stem functionality?

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    Bucci, Sandra J; Scholz, Fabian G; Campanello, Paula I; Montti, Lia; Jimenez-Castillo, Mylthon; Rockwell, Fulton A; Manna, Ludmila La; Guerra, Pedro; Bernal, Pablo Lopez; Troncoso, Oscar; Enricci, Juan; Holbrook, Michele N; Goldstein, Guillermo

    2012-07-01

    Hydraulic traits were studied for six Nothofagus species from South America (Argentina and Chile), and for three of these species two populations were studied. The main goal was to determine if properties of the water conductive pathway in stems and leaves are functionally coordinated and to assess if leaves are more vulnerable to cavitation than stems, consistent with the theory of hydraulic segmentation along the vascular system of trees in ecosystems subject to seasonal drought. Vulnerability to cavitation, hydraulic conductivity of stems and leaves, leaf water potential, wood density and leaf water relations were examined. Large variations in vulnerability to cavitation of stems and leaves were observed across populations and species, but leaves were consistently more vulnerable than stems. Water potential at 50% loss of maximum hydraulic efficiency (P(50)) ranged from -0.94 to -2.44 MPa in leaves and from -2.6 to -5.3 MPa in stems across species and populations. Populations in the driest sites had sapwood and leaves more vulnerable to cavitation than those grown in the wettest sites. Stronger diurnal down-regulation in leaf hydraulic conductance compared with stem hydraulic conductivity apparently has the function to slow down potential water loss in stems and protect stem hydraulics from cavitation. Species-specific differences in wood density and leaf hydraulic conductance (K(Leaf)) were observed. Both traits were functionally related: species with higher wood density had lower K(Leaf). Other stem and leaf hydraulic traits were functionally coordinated, resulting in Nothofagus species with an efficient delivery of water to the leaves. The integrity of the more expensive woody portion of the water transport pathway can thus be maintained at the expense of the replaceable portion (leaves) of the stem-leaf continuum under prolonged drought. Compensatory adjustments between hydraulic traits may help to decrease the rate of embolism formation in the trees more vulnerable to cavitation. PMID:22684354

  19. Software Tool for Automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) of Hydraulic Systems

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    Stecki, J. S.; Conrad, Finn

    2002-01-01

    Offshore, marine,aircraft and other complex engineering systems operate in harsh environmental and operational conditions and must meet stringent requirements of reliability, safety and maintability. To reduce the hight costs of development of new systems in these fields improved the design management techniques and a vast array of computer aided techniques are applied during design and testing stages. The paper present and discusses the research and development of a software tool for automated failure mode and effects analysis - FMEA - of hydraulic systems. The paper explains the underlying principles of the software during operation, and provides a description of the software.

  20. Thermal-Hydraulic System Codes in Nulcear Reactor Safety and Qualification Procedures

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    Alessandro Petruzzi; Francesco D'Auria

    2008-01-01

    In the last four decades, large efforts have been undertaken to provide reliable thermal-hydraulic system codes for the analyses of transients and accidents in nuclear power plants. Whereas the first system codes, developed at the beginning of the 1970s, utilized the homogenous equilibrium model with three balance equations to describe the two-phase flow, nowadays the more advanced system codes are based on the so-called “two-fluid model” with separation of the water...

  1. Resolution of thermal-hydraulic safety and licensing issues for the system 80+{sup {trademark}} design

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    Carpentino, S.E.; Ritterbusch, S.E.; Schneider, R.E. [ABB-Combustion Engineering, Windsor, CT (United States)] [and others

    1995-09-01

    The System 80+{sup {trademark}} Standard Design is an evolutionary Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) with a generating capacity of 3931 MWt (1350 MWe). The Final Design Approval (FDA) for this design was issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in July 1994. The design certification by the NRC is anticipated by the end of 1995 or early 1996. NRC review of the System 80+ design has involved several new safety issues never before addressed in a regulatory atmosphere. In addition, conformance with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) ALWR Utility Requirements Document (URD) required that the System 80+ plant address nuclear industry concerns with regard to design, construction, operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants. A large number of these issues/concerns deals with previously unresolved generic thermal-hydraulic safety issues and severe accident prevention and mitigation. This paper discusses the thermal-hydraulic analyses and evaluations performed for the System 80+ design to resolve safety and licensing issues relevant to both the Nuclear Stream Supply System (NSSS) and containment designs. For the NSSS design, the Safety Depressurization System mitigation capability and resolution of the boron dilution concern are described. Examples of containment design issues dealing with containment shell strength, robustness of the reactor cavity walls and hydrogen mixing under severe accident conditions are also provided. Finally, the overall approach used in the application of NRC`s new (NUREG-1465) radiological source term for System 80+ evaluation is described. The robustness of the System 80+ containment design to withstand severe accident consequences was demonstrated through detailed thermal-hydraulic analyses and evaluations. This advanced design to shown to meet NRC severe accident policy goals and ALWR URD requirements without any special design features and unnecessary costs.

  2. CRAB-II: a computer program to predict hydraulics and scram dynamics of LMFBR control assemblies and its validation

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    This paper presents an analytical method, the computer code CRAB-II, which calculates the hydraulics and scram dynamics of LMFBR control assemblies of the rod bundle type and its validation against prototypic data obtained for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) primary control assemblies. The physical-mathematical model of the code is presented, followed by a description of the testing of prototypic CRBR control assemblies in water and sodium to characterize, respectively, their hydraulic and scram dynamics behavior. Comparison of code predictions against the experimental data are presened in detail; excellent agreement was found. Also reported are experimental data and empirical correlations for the friction factor of the absorber bundle in the entire flow range (laminar to turbulent) which represent an extension of the state-of-the-art, since only fuel and blanket assemblies friction factor correlations were previously reported in the open literature

  3. ISABELLE control system

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    Design principles for the Brookhaven ISABELLE control intersecting storage ring accelerator are described. Principal features include a locally networked console and control computer complex, a system wide process data highway, and intelligent local device controllers. Progress to date is summarized

  4. The remote control system

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    The remote-control system is applied in order to control various signals in the car of the spectrometer at distance. The construction (hardware and software) as well as the operation of the system is described. (author). 20 figs

  5. Fish pass assessment by remote control: a novel framework for quantifying the hydraulics at fish pass entrances

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    Kriechbaumer, Thomas; Blackburn, Kim; Gill, Andrew; Breckon, Toby; Everard, Nick; Wright, Ros; Rivas Casado, Monica

    2014-05-01

    Fragmentation of aquatic habitats can lead to the extinction of migratory fish species with severe negative consequences at the ecosystem level and thus opposes the target of good ecological status of rivers defined in the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). In the UK, the implementation of the EU WFD requires investments in fish pass facilities of estimated 532 million GBP (i.e. 639 million Euros) until 2027 to ensure fish passage at around 3,000 barriers considered critical. Hundreds of passes have been installed in the past. However, monitoring studies of fish passes around the world indicate that on average less than half of the fish attempting to pass such facilities are actually successful. There is a need for frameworks that allow the rapid identification of facilities that are biologically effective and those that require enhancement. Although there are many environmental characteristics that can affect fish passage success, past research suggests that variations in hydrodynamic conditions, reflected in water velocities, velocity gradients and turbulences, are the major cues that fish use to seek migration pathways in rivers. This paper presents the first steps taken in the development of a framework for the rapid field-based quantification of the hydraulic conditions downstream of fish passes and the assessment of the attractivity of fish passes for salmonids and coarse fish in UK rivers. For this purpose, a small-sized remote control platform carrying an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), a GPS unit, a stereo camera and an inertial measurement unit has been developed. The large amount of data on water velocities and depths measured by the ADCP within relatively short time is used to quantify the spatial and temporal distribution of water velocities. By matching these hydraulic features with known preferences of migratory fish, it is attempted to identify likely migration routes and aggregation areas at barriers as well as hydraulic features that may distract fish away from fish pass entrances. The initial steps of the framework development have focused on the challenge of precise spatial data referencing in areas with limited sky view to navigation satellites. Platform tracking with a motorised Total Station, various satellite-based positioning solutions and simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) based on stereo images have been tested. The effect of errors in spatial data referencing on ADCP-derived maps of flow features and bathymetry will be quantified through simultaneous deployment of these navigation technologies and the ADCP. This will inform the selection of a cost-effective platform positioning system in practice. Further steps will cover the quantification of uncertainties in ADCP data caused by highly turbulent flows and the identification of suitable ADCP data sampling strategies at fish passes. The final framework for fish pass assessment can contribute to an improved understanding of the interaction of fish and the complex hydraulic river environment.

  6. Multiobjective optimization of water distribution systems accounting for economic cost, hydraulic reliability, and greenhouse gas emissions

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    Wu, Wenyan; Maier, Holger R.; Simpson, Angus R.

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, three objectives are considered for the optimization of water distribution systems (WDSs): the traditional objectives of minimizing economic cost and maximizing hydraulic reliability and the recently proposed objective of minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is particularly important to include the GHG minimization objective for WDSs involving pumping into storages or water transmission systems (WTSs), as these systems are the main contributors of GHG emissions in the water industry. In order to better understand the nature of tradeoffs among these three objectives, the shape of the solution space and the location of the Pareto-optimal front in the solution space are investigated for WTSs and WDSs that include pumping into storages, and the implications of the interaction between the three objectives are explored from a practical design perspective. Through three case studies, it is found that the solution space is a U-shaped curve rather than a surface, as the tradeoffs among the three objectives are dominated by the hydraulic reliability objective. The Pareto-optimal front of real-world systems is often located at the "elbow" section and lower "arm" of the solution space (i.e., the U-shaped curve), indicating that it is more economic to increase the hydraulic reliability of these systems by increasing pipe capacity (i.e., pipe diameter) compared to increasing pumping power. Solutions having the same GHG emission level but different cost-reliability tradeoffs often exist. Therefore, the final decision needs to be made in conjunction with expert knowledge and the specific budget and reliability requirements of the system.

  7. Control Configuration Selection for Multivariable Descriptor Systems

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    Shaker, Hamid Reza; Stoustrup, Jakob

    2012-01-01

    Control configuration selection is the procedure of choosing the appropriate input and output pairs for the design of SISO (or block) controllers. This step is an important prerequisite for a successful industrial control strategy. In industrial practices it is often the case that the system, which is needed to be controlled, is either in the descriptor form or can be represented in the descriptor form. Singular systems and the differential algebraic equation (DAE) systems are among these systems. Descriptor systems appear in the variety of fields to describe the practical processes ranging from power systems, hydraulic systems to heat transfer, and chemical processes. The focus of this paper is on the problem of control configuration selection for multivariable descriptor systems. A gramian-based interaction measure for control configuration selection of such processes is described in this paper. The proposed MIMO interaction measure is the extension of its gramian-based analogous counterpart, which has been proposed for the input–output pairing as well as for the controller architecture selection of the processes with the standard state-space form. The main advantage of this interaction measure is that it can be used to propose a richer sparse or block diagonal controller structure. The interaction measure is used for control configuration selection of the linearized CSTR model with descriptor from.

  8. Development of core thermal-hydraulics module for intelligent reactor design system (IRDS)

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    We have developed an innovative reactor core thermal-hydraulics module where a designer can easily and efficiently evaluate his design concept of a new type reactor in the thermal-hydraulics field. The main purpose of this module is to decide a feasible range of basic design parameters of a reactor core in a conceptual design stage of a new type reactor. The module is to be implemented in Intelligent Reactor Design System (IRDS). The module has the following characteristics; 1) to deal with several reactor types, 2) four thermal hydraulics and fuel behavior analysis codes are installed to treat different type of reactors and design detail, 3) to follow flexibly modification of a reactor concept, 4) to provide analysis results in an understandable way so that a designer can easily evaluate feasibility of his concept, and so on. The module runs on an engineering workstation (EWS) and has a user-friendly man-machine interface on a pre- and post-processing. And it is equipped with a function to search a feasible range called as Design Window, for two design parameters by artificial intelligence (AI) technique and knowledge engineering. In this report, structure, guidance for users of an usage of the module and instruction of input data for analysis modules are presented. (author)

  9. Design and Experimental Validation of Hydraulic Yaw System for Multi MW Wind Turbine

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    Stubkier, SŘren; Pedersen, Henrik C.

    2013-01-01

    To comply with the increasing demands for life time and reliability of wind turbines as these grow in size, new measures needs to be taken in the design of wind turbines and components hereof. One critical point is the initial testing of the components and systems before they are implemented in an actual turbine. Full scale hardware testing is both extremely expensive and time consuming, and so the wind turbine industry moves more towards simulations when testing. In order to meet these demands it is necessary with valid models of systems in order to introduce new technologies to the wind turbine market. A hydraulic yaw system is such a new technology, and so a mathematical model of the full scale system and test rig system is derived and compared to measurements from the system. This is done in order to have a validated model, which wind turbine manufacturers may use for test in their simulation environment. The model and the test rig are tested up against different design load cases and the results are compared. The experiments show that the model is valid for comparing the overall dynamics of the hydraulic yaw system. Based on the results it is concluded that the model derived is suitable for testing of the dynamic behavior in wind turbine manufacturer’s full scale aero elastic code.

  10. The coupled neutronics and thermal hydraulics code system PANBOX for PWR safety analysis

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    PANBOX is used for reload safety analysis and all kinds of transients in which the power distribution is significantly affected. Apart from input and output processors it consists of dedicated modules which treat specific transients such as long-term events like xenon redistribution and short-term accidents like rod ejections. Theory, application and verification of the system are described. The global solution is combined with an accurate and efficient pin power reconstruction module. Thus the system is capable of performing global neutronic/thermal-hydraulic calculations and of evaluating important safety-related parameters, such as departure from nucleate boiling ratios and centreline fuel temperatures. (orig./HP)

  11. Hydraulic model of the proposed Water Recovery and Management system for Space Station Freedom

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    Martin, Charles E.; Bacskay, Allen S.

    1991-01-01

    A model of the Water Recovery and Management (WRM) system utilizing SINDA '85/FLUINT to determine its hydraulic operation characteristics, and to verify the design flow and pressure drop parameters is presented. The FLUINT analysis package is employed in the model to determine the flow and pressure characteristics when each of the different loop components is operational and contributing to the overall flow pattern. The water is driven in each loop by storage tanks pressurized with cabin air, and is routed through the system to the desired destination.

  12. Analysis of the Power Head Torque Loading System Based on Hydraulic Energy Closed-loop

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Power head with high power and large torque is the main power equipment of the rotary drilling rig. Aimed at the working condition, energy saving torque loading test program of power head was put forward and mathematical and simulation models of hydraulic energy closed-loop torque loading system were established in order to make an analysis of torque loading system. Combined with bond graph and state equations of torque loading system with single pump, effect of the logical relationship of discharge between the driving motor and loading pump and the relationship between the adjusting proportion of series and parallel pressure on the torque loading system was analyzed because both hydraulic flow and pressure can have an influence on the system stability. It proves that the torque loading system is stable when the adjusting proportion of series pressure is larger than that of the parallel pressure. Otherwise, it needs to consider the discharge trend between the power motor and loading pump.

  13. Hydraulic Geometry, GIS and Remote Sensing, Techniques against Rainfall-Runoff Models for Estimating Flood Magnitude in Ephemeral Fluvial Systems

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    Rafael Garcia-Lorenzo; Juan M. Sanchez Tomas; Vicente Caselles-Miralles; Carmelo Conesa-Garcia

    2010-01-01

    This paper shows the combined use of remotely sensed data and hydraulic geometry methods as an alternative to rainfall-runoff models. Hydraulic geometric data and boolean images of water sheets obtained from satellite images after storm events were integrated in a Geographical Information System. Channel cross-sections were extracted from a high resolution Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and superimposed on the image cover to estimate the peak flow using HEC-RAS. The proposed methodology has been...

  14. Numerical hydraulic modeling of urban waste water collecting systems : Working Project at Chazelles-sur-Lyon, France

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    Genty, Stanislas

    2014-01-01

    Urban waste water collecting systems are designed to convey domestic, industrial and storm water. When sizing sewer network, heavy rainfall must be considered to provide the needed hydraulic capacity for collection. Maintenance is also required in order to avoid anomalies such as inflow, infiltration and unusual polluted discharges from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Inflow and infiltration decrease the treatment yield at the Waste water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and participate in hydraulic o...

  15. Improvement of Hydraulic and Water Quality Renovation Functions by Intermittent Aeration of Soil Treatment Areas in Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

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    David V. Kalen; Josef H. Görres; Erika L. Patenaude; David A. Potts; George W. Loomis; Amador, José A.

    2010-01-01

    We tested intermittent aeration of the soil treatment area (STA) of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) for its ability to restore and maintain STA hydraulic flow and improve the water quality functions of conventional OWTS. Evaluation was conducted on hydraulically-failed conventional OWTS at three state-owned medical group homes in Washington County, RI, USA. Testing was conducted in two phases, with Phase I (before intermittent soil aeration (ISA)) comprising the first 6 months of t...

  16. Modelling of Hydraulic Robot

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    Madsen, Henrik; Zhou, Jianjun

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes a case study of identifying the physical model (or the grey box model) of a hydraulic test robot. The obtained model is intended to provide a basis for model-based control of the robot. The physical model is formulated in continuous time and is derived by application of the laws of physics on the system. The unknown (or uncertain) parameters are estimated with Maximum Likelihood (ML) parameter estimation. The identified model has been evaluated by comparing the measurements with simulation of the model. The identified model was much more capable of describing the dynamics of the system than the deterministic model.

  17. Stomatal control and hydraulic conductivity in "Manzanilla" olive trees under different water regimes

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    Torres Ruiz, José Manuel; Fernández Luque, José Enrique; Díaz-Espejo, Antonio; Martín Palomo, MŞ José; Morales Sillero, Ana; Muriel Fernández, José L.; Romero Vicente, Rafael

    2011-01-01

    We studied the response of leaf water potential (?1), stomatal conductance (gs), leaf specific hydraulic conductivity (Kl) and percentage loss of hydraulic conductivity (PLC) in current-year shoots of 40-year-old 'Manzanilla' olive trees under three water treatments: Rainfed, in which rainfall was the only source of water; FAO, in which the trees were under localized irrigation to replace crop water demand; Pond, in which the whole root zone of the trees was maintained under non-limiting soi...

  18. Stomatal Control and Leaf Thermal and Hydraulic Capacitances under Rapid Environmental Fluctuations

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    Schymanski, Stanislaus J.; Or, Dani; Zwieniecki, Maciej

    2013-01-01

    Leaves within a canopy may experience rapid and extreme fluctuations in ambient conditions. A shaded leaf, for example, may become exposed to an order of magnitude increase in solar radiation within a few seconds, due to sunflecks or canopy motions. Considering typical time scales for stomatal adjustments, (2 to 60 minutes), the gap between these two time scales raised the question whether leaves rely on their hydraulic and thermal capacitances for passive protection from hydraulic failure or...

  19. Adaptive fuzzy control for a simulation of hydraulic analogy of a nuclear reactor

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    In the framework of the on-going R and D project on fuzzy control applications to the Belgian Reactor 1 (BR1) at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), we have constructed a real fuzzy-logic-control demo model. The demo model is suitable for us to test and compare some new algorithms of fuzzy control and intelligent systems, which is advantageous because it is always difficult and time consuming, due to safety aspects, to do all experiments in a real nuclear environment. In this chapter, we first report briefly on the construction of the demo model, and then introduce the results of a fuzzy control, a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control and an advanced fuzzy control, in which the advanced fuzzy control is a fuzzy control with an adaptive function that can self-regulate the fuzzy control rules. Afterwards, we present a comparative study of those three methods. The results have shown that fuzzy control has more advantages in terms of flexibility, robustness, and easily updated facilities with respect to the PID control of the demo model, but that PID control has much higher regulation resolution due to its integration terms. The adaptive fuzzy control can dynamically adjust the rule base, therefore it is more robust and suitable to those very uncertain occasions. (orig.)

  20. Turbulent Motion of Liquids in Hydraulic Resistances with a Linear Cylindrical Slide-Valve

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    Velescu, C.; Popa, N. C.

    2015-01-01

    We analyze the motion of viscous and incompressible liquids in the annular space of controllable hydraulic resistances with a cylindrical linear slide-valve. This theoretical study focuses on the turbulent and steady-state motion regimes. The hydraulic resistances mentioned above are the most frequent type of hydraulic resistances used in hydraulic actuators and automation systems. To study the liquids' motion in the controllable hydraulic resistances with a linear cylindrical slide-valve, the report proposes an original analytic method. This study can similarly be applied to any other type of hydraulic resistance. Another purpose of this study is to determine certain mathematical relationships useful to approach the theoretical functionality of hydraulic resistances with magnetic controllable fluids as incompressible fluids in the presence of a controllable magnetic field. In this report, we established general analytic equations to calculate (i) velocity and pressure distributions, (ii) average velocity, (iii) volume flow rate of the liquid, (iv) pressures difference, and (v) radial clearance. PMID:26167532

  1. Creation of an Enhanced Geothermal System through Hydraulic and Thermal Stimulation

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    Rose, Peter Eugene [Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah

    2013-04-15

    This report describes a 10-year DOE-funded project to design, characterize and create an Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) through a combination of hydraulic, thermal and chemical stimulation techniques. Volume 1 describes a four-year Phase 1 campaign, which focused on the east compartment of the Coso geothermal field. It includes a description of the geomechanical, geophysical, hydraulic, and geochemical studies that were conducted to characterize the reservoir in anticipation of the hydraulic stimulation experiment. Phase 1 ended prematurely when the drill bit intersected a very permeable fault zone during the redrilling of target stimulation well 34-9RD2. A hydraulic stimulation was inadvertently achieved, however, since the flow of drill mud from the well into the formation created an earthquake swarm near the wellbore that was recorded, located, analyzed and interpreted by project seismologists. Upon completion of Phase 1, the project shifted focus to a new target well, which was located within the southwest compartment of the Coso geothermal field. Volume 2 describes the Phase 2 studies on the geomechanical, geophysical, hydraulic, and geochemical aspects of the reservoir in and around target-stimulation well 46A-19RD, which is the deepest and hottest well ever drilled at Coso. Its total measured depth exceeding 12,000 ft. It spite of its great depth, this well is largely impermeable below a depth of about 9,000 ft, thus providing an excellent target for stimulation. In order to prepare 46A-19RD for stimulation, however, it was necessary to pull the slotted liner. This proved to be unachievable under the budget allocated by the Coso Operating Company partners, and this aspect of the project was abandoned, ending the program at Coso. The program then shifted to the EGS project at Desert Peak, which had a goal similar to the one at Coso of creating an EGS on the periphery of an existing geothermal reservoir. Volume 3 describes the activities that the Coso team contributed to the Desert Peak project, focusing largely on a geomechanical investigation of the Desert Peak reservoir, tracer testing between injectors 21-2 and 22-22 and the field�������¢����������������s main producers, and the chemical stimulation of target well 27-15.

  2. Creation of an Enhanced Geothermal System through Hydraulic and Thermal Stimulation

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    Rose, Peter Eugene [Energy and Geoscience Institute at the Univerity of Utah

    2013-04-15

    This report describes a 10-year DOE-funded project to design, characterize and create an Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) through a combination of hydraulic, thermal and chemical stimulation techniques. Volume 1 describes a four-year Phase 1 campaign, which focused on the east compartment of the Coso geothermal field. It includes a description of the geomechanical, geophysical, hydraulic, and geochemical studies that were conducted to characterize the reservoir in anticipation of the hydraulic stimulation experiment. Phase 1 ended prematurely when the drill bit intersected a very permeable fault zone during the redrilling of target stimulation well 34-9RD2. A hydraulic stimulation was inadvertently achieved, however, since the flow of drill mud from the well into the formation created an earthquake swarm near the wellbore that was recorded, located, analyzed and interpreted by project seismologists. Upon completion of Phase 1, the project shifted focus to a new target well, which was located within the southwest compartment of the Coso geothermal field. Volume 2 describes the Phase 2 studies on the geomechanical, geophysical, hydraulic, and geochemical aspects of the reservoir in and around target-stimulation well 46A-19RD, which is the deepest and hottest well ever drilled at Coso. Its total measured depth exceeding 12,000 ft. It spite of its great depth, this well is largely impermeable below a depth of about 9,000 ft, thus providing an excellent target for stimulation. In order to prepare 46A-19RD for stimulation, however, it was necessary to pull the slotted liner. This proved to be unachievable under the budget allocated by the Coso Operating Company partners, and this aspect of the project was abandoned, ending the program at Coso. The program then shifted to the EGS project at Desert Peak, which had a goal similar to the one at Coso of creating an EGS on the periphery of an existing geothermal reservoir. Volume 3 describes the activities that the Coso team contributed to the Desert Peak project, focusing largely on a geomechanical investigation of the Desert Peak reservoir, tracer testing between injectors 21-2 and 22-22 and the field�s main producers, and the chemical stimulation of target well 27-15.

  3. Use of Plant Hydraulic Theory to Predict Ecosystem Fluxes Across Mountainous Gradients in Environmental Controls and Insect Disturbances

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    Ewers, B. E.; Pendall, E.; Reed, D. E.; Barnard, H. R.; Whitehouse, F.; Frank, J. M.; Massman, W. J.; Brooks, P. D.; Biederman, J. A.; Harpold, A. A.; Naithani, K. J.; Mitra, B.; Mackay, D. S.; Norton, U.; Borkhuu, B.

    2011-12-01

    While mountainous areas are critical for providing numerous ecosystem benefits at the regional scale, the strong gradients in environmental controls make predictions difficult. A key part of the problem is quantifying and predicting the feedback between mountain gradients and plant function which then controls ecosystem cycling. The emerging theory of plant hydraulics provides a rigorous yet simple platform from which to generate testable hypotheses and predictions of ecosystem pools and fluxes. Plant hydraulic theory predicts that plant controls over carbon, water, energy and nutrient fluxes can be derived from the limitation of plant water transport from the soil through xylem and out of stomata. In addition, the limit to plant water transport can be predicted by combining plant structure (e.g. xylem diameters or root-to-shoot ratios) and plant function (response of stomatal conductance to vapor pressure deficit or root vulnerability to cavitation). We evaluate the predictions of the plant hydraulic theory by testing it against data from a mountain gradient encompassing sagebrush steppe through subalpine forests (2700 to 3400 m). We further test the theory by predicting the carbon, water and nutrient exchanges from several coniferous trees in the same gradient that are dying from xylem dysfunction caused by blue-stain fungi carried by bark beetles. The common theme of both of these data sets is a change in water limitation caused by either changing precipitation along the mountainous gradient or lack of access to soil water from xylem-occluding fungi. Across all of the data sets which range in scale from individual plants to hillslopes, the data fit the predictions of plant hydraulic theory. Namely, there was a proportional tradeoff between the reference canopy stomatal conductance to water vapor and the sensitivity of that conductance to vapor pressure deficit that quantitatively fits the predictions of plant hydraulic theory. Incorporating this result into whole plant mass and energy exchange models allows prediction of plant carbon, energy and nitrogen exchange that fits recently collected data including plant sap flux, leaf gas exchange, eddy covariance towers and stand and watershed-scale biogeochemistry measurements. The results of our work will allow the next generation of ecosystem to regional scale coupled-biogeochemistry models to incorporate a simple plant hydraulic mechanism that will enable defensible predictions of carbon, water, energy and nutrient cycling with changing climate and land use.

  4. Thermal-hydraulic calculation and water hammer analysis on CEFR loop system

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    China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) is one of the '863' High-technical Projects. It is necessary to study the hydraulic and thermal Characteristic of CEFR loop system in order to guarantee the safety of operation. The results of the thermal-hydraulic calculation have been given. The main points are as follows: 1. The simplified model is built according to the loop system of CEFR, and the calculation method which is called 'NODE'-'BRANCH' is applied. This method includes two aspects, one is the theoretical analysis that is based on fluid mechanics and heat transfer theory. The other is the engineering calculation. These two aspects are connected in the computation. On the basis of the work mentioned above, the stable state computation is presented. In order to prevent serious damage caused by power failure accident, the courses of surplus reactor heat removing through two different systems have been simulated in the computation. 2. By using the fluid dynamics theory, the simplified model and the equipment boundary conditions of loop system are given. The water hammer computation is processed during the valve closing and pump stopping accidents. Some pictures of water hammer wave are presented, and the most dangerous state in the accident is also given

  5. ARCADIAR - A New Generation of Coupled Neutronics / Core Thermal- Hydraulics Code System at AREVA NP

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    Anticipating future needs of our customers and willing to concentrate synergies and competences existing in the company for the benefit of our customers, AREVA NP decided in 2002 to develop the next generation of coupled neutronics/ core thermal-hydraulic (TH) code systems for fuel assembly and core design calculations for both, PWR and BWR applications. The global CONVERGENCE project was born: after a feasibility study of one year (2002) and a conceptual phase of another year (2003), development was started at the beginning of 2004. The present paper introduces the CONVERGENCE project, presents the main feature of the new code system ARCADIAR and concludes on customer benefits. ARCADIAR is designed to meet AREVA NP market and customers' requirements worldwide. Besides state-of-the-art physical modeling, numerical performance and industrial functionality, the ARCADIAR system is featuring state-of-the-art software engineering. The new code system will bring a series of benefits for our customers: e.g. improved accuracy for heterogeneous cores (MOX/ UOX, Gd...), better description of nuclide chains, and access to local neutronics/ thermal-hydraulics and possibly thermal-mechanical information (3D pin by pin full core modeling). ARCADIA is a registered trademark of AREVA NP. (authors)

  6. Improvement of analysis system for core thermal hydraulic field and CHF

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    The objectives of this research are to establish the analysis system of thermal hydraulic field of KOFA(Korean Fuel Assembly) core using the multichannel analysis code TORC, and to improve the analysis system for critical heat flux (CHF) according to the multichannel analysis system. The thermal hydraulic models included in TORC code were reviewed, and the value of turbulent mixing parameter, which was found to be the most sensitive parameter to the variation of fuel assembly geometry, was determined from the thermal mixing test data of KOFA. The performance of the existing CHF correlations were evaluated through the CHF test data of KOFA using the TORC code models which were adjusted to KOFA. Furthermore, new CHF correlations were developed to improve the performance of CHF analysis system by using TORC code. In addition, the model for the evaluation of transition core DNBR penalty using TORC code was developed, and the application of that model for Ulchin 1/2 mixed core of KOFA and FRA-STD FA shows that about 2% of DNBR margin can be recovered in the transition core. (Author)

  7. Thermal-hydraulic analysis of the combustion engineering system 80 steam generator. Final report

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    This report presents the results of a thermal-hydraulic analysis of the Combustion Engineering SYSTEM 80 recirculating-type steam generator using THIRST - a three-dimensional, steady state, incompressible, homogeneous, two-phase flow computer code. The analysis was done for operating conditions corresponding to 100%, 60% and 20% of the nominal full power. Results are presented in the form of detailed printouts and computer-generated plots of quality, velocity and mass flux distributions. The printout data include calculated values of overall heat transfer, circulation ratio, hot-side cold-side flow split, inlet temperature, as well as velocity, quality, temperature, pressure and density fields

  8. Evaluating a hydraulic classification system for the differential separation of solid mixtures

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    Adriana Marcela Osorio Correa; Juan Miguel Marín; Juan Felipe Peláez Restrepo; Gloria María Restrepo Vásquez

    2010-01-01

    A hydraulic classification system having four equidistant discharge points for solid mixtures was evaluated using a 23 factorial experimental design for each discharge. The evaluation factors consisted of 0.9 to 2.7 m3/h flow rate, 1,420 to 2,520 Kg/m3 particle density and 0.0005 to 0.002 m particle size. The response variable was the degree of each material’s recovery efficiency. Stat Graphics statistical software was used for obtaining the theoretical models, showing higher than ...

  9. Hydraulic mode simulation of NPP power unit pipeline systems by means of a training facility

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    The problem of hydraulic mode simulation of pipeline systems at the training facility is presented. Methods for solution of Kirchgoff equations for circuits are analysed. Notion of superplane schemes is introduced and the type of these schemes is identified. The methods of circuit flow rates should be applied at simulation of superplane schemes at the training facility, while at non-superplane schemes the extreme method where the circuit value is introduced, is more advisable. Fields of extreme method application are determined. Quick method of by-coordinate descent is suggested. The problem of optimum algorithm is considered for both methods

  10. Discussion on sealing performance required in a disposal system. Preliminary study on hydraulic analysis of disposal panel

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    The sealing performance of a repository is very important for the safety assessment of the geological disposal system for high-level radioactive waste. NUMO and JAEA set up a technical commission to investigate sealing technology in a repository in 2004 following a cooperation agreement between these two organisations. The objectives of this commission were to present a concept of sealing performance required in the disposal system and to direct future R and D for design requirements of closure components (backfilling material, clay plug, etc.). Hydraulic analyses on tunnel intersections were carried out during the first year in 2004. This was expanded into a hydraulic analysis of a complete disposal panel with all tunnels during the second year in 2005. Since the model structure in 2005 was more complicated than the one used in 2004, the concept of equivalent permeability was adopted in and around each tunnel in the hydraulic analysis. Parameters used in the hydraulic analyses were installation positions of clay plugs, permeability of the backfilling material, permeability of disposal tunnel and directions of hydraulic gradient to estimate influences to the analytical results preliminary. Analytical results showed that flow rate in a disposal tunnel was influenced by directions of hydraulic gradient, installation of the clay plug at the both ends of each disposal tunnel and permeability of the main funnel. (author)

  11. Hardware-in-the-loop of Simulation for a Hydraulic Antilock Brake System

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL of simulation policy is used as a rapid and economical tool for developing automotive systems effectively and for dangerous situations tests such as extreme road conditions or high travelling speeds. A method for building a HIL of simulation a hydraulic Antilock Braking System (ABS based on MATLAB/Simulink is presented in this paper. The system is implemented for research purposes as well as for the application in educational process. It can help the user heightening the efficiency when developing the electronic device. Also, the system can be used as teaching demo software. Experiment tests of HIL scheme were carried to ensure the feasibility and effectiveness of the system.

  12. ALFA Detector Control System

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    2015-01-01

    ALFA (Absolute Luminosity For ATLAS) is one of the sub-detectors of ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus). The ALFA system is composed by four stations installed in the LHC tunnel 240 m away from the ATLAS interaction point. Each station has a vacuum and ventilation system, movement control and all the required electronics for signal processing. The Detector Control System (DCS) provides control and monitoring of several components and ensures the safe operation of the detector contributing to good Data Quality. This paper describes the ALFA DCS system including a detector overview, operation aspects and hardware control through a SCADA system, WinCC OA.

  13. ALFA Detector Control System

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    Oleiro Seabra, Luis Filipe; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    ALFA (Absolute Luminosity For ATLAS) is one of the sub-detectors of ATLAS/LHC. The ALFA system is composed by two stations installed in the LHC tunnel 240 m away from each side of the ATLAS interaction point. Each station has a vacuum and ventilation system, movement control and all the required electronic for signal processing. The Detector Control System (DCS) provides control and monitoring of several components and ensures the safe operation of the detector contributing to good Data Quality. This paper describes the ALFA DCS system including a detector overview, operation aspects and hardware control through a SCADA system, WinCC OA.

  14. Velocity Feedback Control of a Mechatronics System

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Increasing demands in performance and quality make drive systems fundamental parts in the progressive automation of industrial process. The analysis and design of Mechatronics systems are often based on linear or linearized models which may not accurately represent the servo system characteristics when the system is subject to inputs of large amplitude. The impact of the nonlinearities of the dynamic system and its stability needs to be clarified.The objective of this paper is to present a nonlinear mathematical model which allows studying and analysis of the dynamic characteristic of an electro hydraulic position control servo. The angular displacement response of motor shaft due to large amplitude step input is obtained by applying velocity feedback control strategy. The simulation results are found to be in agreement with the experimental data that were generated under similar conditions.

  15. Analysis of Innovative Design of Energy Efficient Hydraulic Actuators

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic cylinder actuators are used extensively in industrial, construction and agricultural works. The small sized outlet ports of the cylinders resist the flow of discharged oil; and as a result the piston motion is slowed down. This causes a lot of heat generation and energy loss within the actuators. The study investigates and analyzes the possibilities of reducing the hydraulic resistance and increasing efficiency of the hydraulic actuator. Conventional hydraulic cylinders are simulated in FLUENT. Results show that the small outlet ports are the sources of energy loss in hydraulic cylinders. A new hydraulic system was proposed as a solution to relieve the hydraulic resistance in the actuators. The proposed system is a four ports hydraulic cylinder fitted with a novel flow control valve. The proposed four ports cylinder was simulated and parameters such as ports sizes, loads and pressures are varied during the simulation. The hydraulic resisting forces, piston speed and mass flow rates are computed. Results show that the hydraulic resistance is significantly reduced in the proposed four ports actuators; and the proposed cylinders run faster than the conventional cylinders and a considerable amount of energyis saved as well.

  16. Motion control systems

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    2011-01-01

    "Presents a unified approach to the fundamental issues in motion control, starting from the basics and moving through single degree of freedom and multi-degree of freedom systems In Motion Control Systems, S?abanovic and Ohnishi present a unified approach to very diverse issues covered in motion control systems, offering know-how accumulated through work on very diverse problems into a comprehensive, integrated approach suitable for application in high demanding high-tech products. It covers material from single degree of freedom systems to complex multi-body non-redundant and redundant systems. The discussion of the main subject is based on original research results and will give treatment of the issues in motion control in the framework of the acceleration control method with disturbance rejection technique. This allows consistent unification of different issues in motion control ranging from simple trajectory tracking to topics related to haptics and bilateral control without and with delay in the measure...

  17. Parametric thermal-hydraulic studies of HTGR reactor vessel system--consequences on the structure lifetime

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    In the framework of Gas Cooled Reactor design assessment, an important point to calculate is the temperature fields on the main structures in nominal and accidental situations in order to determine the consequences on the reactor lifetime. This document presents such thermal-hydraulic and thermal-mechanical studies for the HTGR (High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor) vessel system in normal operation and pressurized LOFC (Loss Of Forced Coolant) accidents. Thermal-hydraulic calculations address the key issues for pressurized LOFC transients and evaluate the contribution of main design and modeling parameters. These calculations are performed using the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code STAR-CD. For these transients where the primary system remains pressurized, it is necessary to carry out mechanical analyses on the structures to assess the damage levels reached. Sensitivity studies are conducted taking into account different irradiation levels and types of graphite, different assumptions of mass exchanging rate between the stagnant helium beside the vessel and the coolant in the annular channel between core barrel and vessel, and different assumptions regarding the natural convection of helium. To determine the structure temperatures, the thermal-hydraulic studies show that the conductivity value of graphite reflectors is the main factor for both the normal operation and the accidental situation considered (pressurized LOFC). The thermal-mechanical analyses allow e). The thermal-mechanical analyses allow evaluating the consequences of these loading situations for the lifetime assessment of the main metallic structures, namely the core barrel and the pressure vessel. The results obtained show that, for both structures, the damage levels remain below design limitations. (author)

  18. Parametric thermal-hydraulic studies of HTGR reactor vessel system. Consequences on the structure lifetime

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    In the framework of Gas Cooled Reactor design assessment, an important point to calculate is the temperature fields on the main structures in nominal and accidental situations in order to determine the consequences on the reactor lifetime. This document presents such thermal-hydraulic and thermal-mechanical studies for the HTGR (High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor) vessel system in normal operation and pressurized LOFC (Loss Of Forced Coolant) accidents. Thermal- hydraulic calculations address the key issues for pressurized LOFC transients and evaluate the contribution of main design and modeling parameters. These calculations are performed using the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code STAR-CD. For these transients where the primary system remains pressurized, it is necessary to carry out mechanical analyses on the structures to assess the damage levels reached. Sensitivity studies are conducted taking into account different irradiation levels and types of graphite, different assumptions of mass exchanging rate between the stagnant helium beside the vessel and the coolant in the annular channel between core barrel and vessel, and different assumptions regarding the natural convection of helium. To determine the structure temperatures, the thermal-hydraulic studies show that the conductivity value of graphite reflectors is the main factor for both the normal operation and the accidental situation considered (pressurized LOFC). The thermal-mechanical analyses allow evaluating the consequences of these loading situations for the lifetime assessment of the main metallic structures, namely the core barrel and the pressure vessel. The results obtained show that, for both structures, the damage levels remain below design limitations. (authors)

  19. JT-60 Control System

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    The present status of the JT-60U control system is reported including its original design concept, the progress of the system, and various modifications since the JT-60 upgrade. This control system has features of a functionally distributed and hierarchical structure, using CAMAC interfaces initially, which have been replaced by versatile module Europe (VME)-bus interfaces, and a protective interlock system composed of both software and hard-wired interlock logics. Plant monitoring and control are performed by efficient data communication through CAMAC highways and Ethernet with TCP/IP protocols. Sequential control of plasma discharges is executed by a combination of a remodeled VME-bus system and a timing system. A real-time plasma control system and a human interface system have been continuously modified corresponding to the progress of JT-60U experiments

  20. Geologic Controls of Hydraulic Conductivity in the Snake River Plain Aquifer At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho

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    S. R. Anderson; M. A. Kuntz; L. C. Davis

    1999-02-01

    The effective hydraulic conductivity of basalt and interbedded sediment that compose the Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) ranges from about 1.0x10 -2 to 3.2x10 4 feet per day (ft/d). This six-order-of-magnitude range of hydraulic conductivity was estimated from single-well aquifer tests in 114 wells, and is attributed mainly to the physical characteristics and distribution of basalt flows and dikes. Hydraulic conductivity is greatest in thin pahoehoe flows and near-vent volcanic deposits. Hydraulic conductivity is least in flows and deposits cut by dikes. Estimates of hydraulic conductivity at and near the INEEL are similar to those measured in similar volcanic settings in Hawaii. The largest variety of rock types and the greatest range of hydraulic conductivity are in volcanic rift zones, which are characterized by numerous aligned volcanic vents and fissures related to underlying dikes. Three broad categories of hydraulic conductivity corresponding to six general types of geologic controls can be inferred from the distribution of wells and vent corridors. Hydraulic conductivity of basalt flows probably is increased by localized fissures and coarse mixtures of interbedded sediment, scoria, and basalt rubble. Hydraulic conductivity of basalt flows is decreased locally by abundant alteration minerals of probable hydrothermal origin. Hydraulic conductivity varies as much as six orders of magnitude in a single vent corridor and varies from three to five orders of magnitude within distances of 500 to 1,000 feet. Abrupt changes in hydraulic conductivity over short distances suggest the presence of preferential pathways and local barriers that may greatly affect the movement of ground water and the dispersion of radioactive and chemical wastes downgradient from points of waste disposal.

  1. Determination of basal hydraulic systems based on subglacial high-pressure pump experiments

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    Lappegard, Gaute; Kohler, Jack

    We have conducted short-term pump experiments with pump pressures exceeding ice overburden to study the seasonality of the subglacial hydraulic system of Engabreen, Norway. Data were collected from load cells installed flush with the ice bedrock interface and pressure transducers installed in boreholes leading from bedrock tunnels underneath the glacier to the ice bedrock interface. The water-pressure recordings, seen in relation with the load-cell record, show the existence of hydraulically connected vs unconnected bed areas. Monitored boreholes have been used to inject water at high pressures. Each experiment led to the growth of a high-pressure water cavity whose spatial extent could be inferred from load-cell and pressure transducer records. Post-pump pressures were low after summer pump tests and close to ice-overburden level after winter pump experiments. We conclude that drainage takes place in a fast-flow, low-pressure, channel-based drainage system during summer, and a low-flow, high-pressure, linked-cavity drainage system during winter.

  2. Applying Switched Reluctance Motor to Oil Hydraulic Pump Use

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    Yamai, Hiroyuki; Sawada, Yuzo; Ohyama, Kazunobu

    Hydraulic pump units are widely used to operate hydraulic actuators. In a typical machine shop, conventional constant speed hydraulic pump units consume more than 20% of the total electric power necessary to operate CNC machine tools. Most of that energy are wasted to run the axial piston pump at idle. This paper describes a variable speed hydraulic pump unit using a switched reluctance motor (SRM), which saves energy drastically. SRM was selected as the most suitable motor for this application. Design and control strategy of this motor are described. Application examples to machine tools shows the effectiveness of the new hybrid pump system in saving energy and in reducing acoustic noise.

  3. Controls of soil hydraulic characteristics on modeling groundwater recharge under different climatic conditions

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    Wang, Tiejun; Franz, Trenton E.; Zlotnik, Vitaly A.

    2015-02-01

    To meet the challenge of estimating spatially varying groundwater recharge (GR), increasing attention has been given to the use of vadose zone models (VZMs). However, the application of this approach is usually constrained by the lack of field soil hydraulic characteristics (SHCs) required by VZMs. To tackle this issue, SHCs based on the van Genuchten or Brooks-Corey model are generally estimated by pedotransfer functions or taken from texture based class averages. With the increasing use of this method, it is important to elucidate the controls of SHCs on computing GR mostly due to the high nonlinearity of the models. In this study, it is hypothesized that the nonlinear controls of SHCs on computing GR would vary with climatic conditions. To test this hypothesis, a widely used VZM along with two SHCs datasets for sand and loamy sand is used to compute GR at four sites in the continental Unites States with a significant gradient of precipitation (P). The simulation results show that the distribution patterns of mean annual GR ratios (GR ? / P ? , where GR ? and P ? are mean annual GR and P, respectively) vary considerably across the sites, largely depending on soil texture and climatic conditions at each site. It is found that GR ? / P ? is mainly controlled by the shape factor n in the van Genuchten model and the nonlinear effect of n on GR ? / P ? varies with climatic conditions. Specifically, for both soil textures, the variability in GR ? / P ? is smallest at the Andrews Forest with the highest P ? (191.3 cm/year) and GR ? / P ? is least sensitive to n; whereas, the variability in GR ? / P ? at the Konza Prairie (P ? = 84.2 cm/year) is the largest and GR ? / P ? is most sensitive to n. With further decreasing P ? , the nonlinear effect of n weakens at the Barta Brothers (P ? = 57.3 cm/year) and Sevilleta (P ? = 20.3 cm/year), leading to smaller GR ? / P ? variability at those two sites than at the Konza Prairie. The results also reveal that GR ? / P ? in finer soils with smaller n values decreases more rapidly with decreasing P ? .

  4. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 2. UNIT IX, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS--HYDRAULIC SYSTEM (PART I).

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    THIS MODULE OF A 25-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE OIL FLOW WITHIN HYDRAULIC TRANSMISSIONS USED ON DIESEL POWERED VEHICLES. TOPICS ARE GENERAL DESCRIPTION, HYDRAULIC CIRCUITS, AND BRAKE HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT AND OPERATION. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMED TRAINING FILM "LEARNING ABOUT THE ALLISON…

  5. Feasibility study for objective oriented design of system thermal hydraulic analysis program

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    The system safety analysis code, such as RELAP5, TRAC, CATHARE etc. have been developed based on Fortran language during the past few decades. Refactoring of conventional codes has been also performed to improve code readability and maintenance. However the programming paradigm in software technology has been changed to use objects oriented programming (OOP), which is based on several techniques, including encapsulation, modularity, polymorphism, and inheritance. In this work, objective oriented program for system safety analysis code has been tried utilizing modernized C language. The analysis, design, implementation and verification steps for OOP system code development are described with some implementation examples. The system code SYSTF based on three-fluid thermal hydraulic solver has been developed by OOP design. The verifications of feasibility are performed with simple fundamental problems and plant models. (author)

  6. Control and optimization system

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    Xinsheng, Lou

    2013-02-12

    A system for optimizing a power plant includes a chemical loop having an input for receiving an input parameter (270) and an output for outputting an output parameter (280), a control system operably connected to the chemical loop and having a multiple controller part (230) comprising a model-free controller. The control system receives the output parameter (280), optimizes the input parameter (270) based on the received output parameter (280), and outputs an optimized input parameter (270) to the input of the chemical loop to control a process of the chemical loop in an optimized manner.

  7. [Effects of controlled alternate partial root-zone drip irrigation on apple seedling morphological characteristics and root hydraulic conductivity].

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    Yang, Qi-Liang; Zhang, Fu-Cang; Liu, Xiao-Gang; Ge, Zhen-Yang

    2012-05-01

    To investigate the effects of alternate partial root-zone drip irrigation (ADI) on the morphological characteristics and root hydraulic conductivity of apple seedlings, three irrigation modes, i.e., fixed partial root-zone drip irrigation (FDI, fixed watering on one side of the seedling root zone), controlled alternate partial root-zone drip irrigation (ADI, alternate watering on both sides of the seedling root zone), and conventional drip irrigation (CDI, watering cling to the seedling base), and three irrigation quotas, i. e., each irrigation amount of FDI and ADI was 10, 20 and 30 mm, and that of CDI was 20, 30 and 40 mm, respectively, were designed. In treatment ADI, the soil moisture content on the both sides of the root zone appeared a repeated alternation of dry and wet process; while in treatment CDI, the soil moisture content had less difference. At the same irrigation quotas, the soil moisture content at the watering sides had no significant difference under the three drip irrigation modes. At irrigation quota 30 mm, the root-shoot ratio, healthy index of seedlings, and root hydraulic conductivity in treatment ADI increased by 31.6% and 47.1%, 34.2% and 53.6%, and 9.0% and 11.0%, respectively, as compared with those in treatments CDI and FDI. The root dry mass and leaf area had a positive linear correlation with root hydraulic conductivity. It was suggested that controlled alternate partial root-zone drip irrigation had obvious compensatory effects on the root hydraulic conductivity of apple seedlings, improved the soil water use by the roots, benefited the equilibrated dry matter allocation in seedling organs, and markedly enhanced the root-shoot ratio and healthy index of the seedlings. PMID:22919832

  8. Development of a thermal–hydraulic system code, TAPINS, for 10 MW regional energy reactor

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    Highlights: ? A thermal–hydraulic system code named TAPINS is developed for simulations of an integral reactor. ? The TAPINS is based on the one-dimensional momentum integral model. ? A dynamic model for the steam–gas pressurizer with non-condensable gas present is proposed. ? A series of pressurizer insurge test and natural circulation test are simulated by the TAPINS. ? It is proved that the TAPINS can provide reliable prediction of an integral reactor system on natural circulation. - Abstract: Small modular reactors (SMRs) with integral system layout have been drawing a great deal of attention as alternative options to branch out the utilization of nuclear energy as well as to offer the inherent safety features. Serving to confirm the design basis and analyze the transient behavior of an integral reactor such as REX-10, a thermal–hydraulic system code named TAPINS (Thermal–hydraulic Analysis Program for INtegral reactor System) is developed in this study. The TAPINS supports the simple pre-processing to build up the frameworks of node diagram for the typical integral reactor configuration. The TAPINS basically consists of mathematical models for the reactor coolant system, the core, the once-through helical-coil steam generator, and the built-in steam–gas pressurizer. The hydrodynamic model of the TAPINS is formulated using the one-dimensional momentum integral model, which is based on the analytical integration of the momentum equation around tntum equation around the closed loop in the system. As a key contribution of the study, a dynamic model for the steam–gas pressurizer with non-condensable gas present is newly proposed and incorporated into the code. The TAPINS is validated by comparing against the experimental data from the pressurizer insurge tests conducted at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and natural circulation tests in the RTF (REX-10 Test Facility) at RERI (Regional Energy Reactor Institute). From the comparison results, it is demonstrated that, notwithstanding a few simplifying assumptions and the undemanding solution method to facilitate solutions for transients, the TAPINS can provide a reasonable prediction on the performances and the transients of an integral reactor system operating on natural circulation.

  9. Proceedings of the fifth nuclear thermal hydraulics

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    This book contains the fifth proceedings of Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics. Topics covered include: General Thermal-Hydraulics Modeling and Experiments; Thermal-Hydraulics Aspects of Passive Safety and New Generation Reactors; Thermal Hydraulics of Severe Accidents and Degraded Cores; General Thermal-Hydraulics Modeling and Experiments; Scaling and Uncertainties in Computer Code Predictions; Thermal Hydraulics of Reactor Operations; Thermal-Hydraulic Aspects of Passive Safety and New Generation Reactors; Thermal-Hydraulic Reactor Systems; and Thermal-Hydraulic Aspects of Passive Safety and New Generation Reactors

  10. Thermal-Hydraulic Sensitivity of Intermediate Loop Parameters for Nuclear Hydrogen System

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    To alleviate safety interference between the reactor and hydrogen production systems, certain level of safety distance should be provided by the intermediate loop. Since the intermediate loop performance affects overall nuclear hydrogen system efficiency, it is required to optimize its design and operating parameters. In this study, thermal-hydraulic sensitivity of the intermediate loop parameters with various coolant options has been examined by using MARS-GCR code. Sensitivity of the intermediate loop parameters has been carried out on its thermal-hydraulic performance. Design and operating parameters considered are the diameter and safety distance of concentric loop piping and the operating pressure. Considered coolants are He, CO2, N2, gas mixtures of He-CO2 and He-N2. It was found that the circulator work is the major factor affecting on the overall nuclear hydrogen production efficiency. Circulator work increases with the safety distance, and decreases with the operating pressure and loop piping diameter. In this result, coolant can be ranked in the order of CO2, He, then He-CO2 mixture and so on for circulator work efficiency. Sensitivity results obtained from this study will contribute to optimization and finalization of the intermediate loop design, operating conditions and the coolant selection

  11. Thermal-hydraulic evaluation of passive containment cooling system of improved APR+ during LOCAs

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    In performance of Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS), sound operation of PCCS heat exchanger (HX) tubes is vital. To clarify their heat transfer function, various experiments are in progress, involving our group. Furthermore, in case of externally condensed HXs, careful evaluation of flow instability inside HX tubes are of prime importance. In PANDA integral tests targeting HXs of KERENA, a huge oscillation of flow inside tubes is observed. Flow instability is attributed to various reasons and classified into two types: static instability (ex. Ledinegg instability) and dynamic instability (ex. density wave oscillation). The former one is related to multiple stable flow rates at a given pressure drop under equilibrium condition while the latter one involves propagation time and feedback phenomena in transient condition. PCCS tubes correspond to the second type, dynamic instability. The detailed explanations are well documented. Our group suggested a PCCS design featuring an air holdup tank (AHT) for removing air near heat exchangers. Based on the design, the thermal hydraulic characteristics of PCCS are explored in this paper. Thermal hydraulic assessment of proposed PCCS is performed using a system code, MARS. Based on APR+, the required number of PCCS HX tubes are calculated with respect to AHT volume. We confirmed that larger AHT is preferred. Flow instability inside PCCS HX tubes are observed. Through sensitivity study, larger inlet orifice plate, return nozzle height, and tube angle are found to be most effective in stabilizing the flow

  12. Preliminary thermal-hydraulic and safety analysis of China DFLL-TBM system

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    Highlights: • Thermal-hydraulic and safety analysis on DFLL-TBM system is performed. • The TBM FW maximum temperature is 541 °C under steady state condition. • The TBM FW maximum temperature does not exceed the melt point of CLAM steel 1500 °C. • Neither the VV pressurization nor vault pressure build-up goes beyond 0.2 MPa. -- Abstract: China has proposed the dual-functional lithium-lead (DFLL) tritium breeding blanket concept for testing in ITER as a test blanket module (TBM), to demonstrate the technologies of tritium self-sufficiency, high-grade heat extraction and efficient electricity production which are needed for DEMO and fusion power plant. Safety assessment of the TBM and its auxiliary system should be conducted to deal with ITER safety issues directly caused by the TBM system failure during the design process. In this work, three potential initial events (PIEs) – in-vessel loss of helium (He) coolant and ex-vessel loss of He coolant and loss of flow without scram (LOFWS) – were analyzed for the TBM system with a modified version of the RELAP5/MOD3 code containing liquid lithium-lead eutectic (LiPb). The code also comprised an empirical expression for MHD pressure drop relevant to three-dimensional (3D) effect, the Lubarsky–Kaufman convective heat transfer correlation for LiPb flow and the Gnielinski convective heat transfer correlation for He flow. Since both LiPb and He serve as TBM coolants, the LiPb and He ancillary cooling systems were modeled to investigate the thermal-hydraulic characteristic of the TBM system and its influence on ITER safety under those accident conditions. The TBM components and the coolants flow within the TBM were simulated with one-dimensional heat structures and their associated hydrodynamic components. ITER enclosures including vacuum vessel (VV), port cell and TCWS vault were also covered in the model for accident analyses. Through this best estimate approach, the calculation indicated that the current design of DFLL-TBM and its auxiliary system meets the thermal-hydraulic and safety requirements from ITER

  13. Thermal-hydraulic response of the semiscale Mod-1 system: isothermal test series

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    Selected experimental thermal-hydraulic data from the recent isothermal blowdown test series performed in the Semiscale Mod-1 geometry are analyzed from an experimental viewpoint with emphasis on explaining differences between the data and expected results. Comparisons are made between the trends measured by the system instrumentation and the trends predicted by analytical tools, including the RELAP4 computer code, to aid in understanding the interactions between phenomena occurring in different parts of the system. The analyses presented are valuable for evaluating the adequacy and improving the predictive capability of analytical models developed to predict the system of a pressurized water reactor during a postulated loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). 20 references. (auth)

  14. Discrete control systems

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    Okuyama, Yoshifumi

    2014-01-01

    Discrete Control Systems establishes a basis for the analysis and design of discretized/quantized control systemsfor continuous physical systems. Beginning with the necessary mathematical foundations and system-model descriptions, the text moves on to derive a robust stability condition. To keep a practical perspective on the uncertain physical systems considered, most of the methods treated are carried out in the frequency domain. As part of the design procedure, modified Nyquist–Hall and Nichols diagrams are presented and discretized proportional–integral–derivative control schemes are reconsidered. Schemes for model-reference feedback and discrete-type observers are proposed. Although single-loop feedback systems form the core of the text, some consideration is given to multiple loops and nonlinearities. The robust control performance and stability of interval systems (with multiple uncertainties) are outlined. Finally, the monograph describes the relationship between feedback-control and discrete ev...

  15. Analysis of the Slow Floating in Grid Frequency of the Nordic Power System : Impact of Hydraulic System Characteristics

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    Grřtterud, Magnus

    2012-01-01

    This Master's Thesis work deals with the analysis of the observed slow floating in the grid frequency of the Nordic power system. Measurements indicate that the frequency of this floating or oscillation is around 11-17 mHz. The reason for this floating is not known to this date, but it is suspected that it will increase the wear of the turbines that are providing primary regulation. In this work possible interaction between the hydraulic system and the power system has been emphasized an...

  16. Auto-control algorithm for the phase interface height based on the hydraulic character of pulsed column

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    The paper carried out studies on the auto-control algorithm of the phase interface height based on the hydraulic character of pulsed column. Emphasis was put on the stability of auto-control process and the parameters of the algorithm can be easily determined. According to the results of hydraulic character studies, resonance of the holdup and the phase interface height may be aroused if usual industrial control algorithm is applied without considering their mutual influences. The paper puts forward a combined and revised PID algorithm with much emphasis on the stability of the control process. The algorithm consists of standard PI method for fine adjustment when the measurement value is close to the setting value, and the revised pure proportion method for rough adjustment when the measurement value is deviated greatly from the setting value. The parameters are easily obtained by calculating the inlet and outlet flow rates, the structural sizes, and the measurement errors. Simulation experiments and real cold uranium mass transfer experiments were conducted based on the algorithm. In the real control experiments, once-through steady state was reached without overshoot in 10 minutes and relative change rate of the outlet flow was less than ±10%. (author)

  17. Control system design guide

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    Sellers, David; Friedman, Hannah; Haasl, Tudi; Bourassa, Norman; Piette, Mary Ann

    2003-05-01

    The ''Control System Design Guide'' (Design Guide) provides methods and recommendations for the control system design process and control point selection and installation. Control systems are often the most problematic system in a building. A good design process that takes into account maintenance, operation, and commissioning can lead to a smoothly operating and efficient building. To this end, the Design Guide provides a toolbox of templates for improving control system design and specification. HVAC designers are the primary audience for the Design Guide. The control design process it presents will help produce well-designed control systems that achieve efficient and robust operation. The spreadsheet examples for control valve schedules, damper schedules, and points lists can streamline the use of the control system design concepts set forth in the Design Guide by providing convenient starting points from which designers can build. Although each reader brings their own unique questions to the text, the Design Guide contains information that designers, commissioning providers, operators, and owners will find useful.

  18. Status and subjects of thermal-hydraulic analysis for next-generation LWRs with passive safety systems

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    1998-03-01

    The present status and subjects on thermal-hydraulic analysis for next-generation light water reactors (LWRs) with passive safety systems were summarized based on survey results and discussion by subcommittee on improvement of reactor thermal-hydraulic analysis codes under nuclear code committee in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. This survey was performed to promote the research of improvement of reactor thermal-hydraulic analysis codes in future. In the first part of this report, the status and subjects on system analysis and those on evaluation of passive safety system performance are summarized for various types of reactor proposed before. In the second part, the status and subjects on multidimensional two-phase flow analysis are reviewed, since the multidimensional analysis was recognized as one of most important subjects through the investigation in the first part. Besides, databases for bubbly flow and annular dispersed flow were explored, those are needed to assess and verify each multidimensional analytical method. The contents in this report are the forefront of thermal-hydraulic analysis for LWRs and those include current findings for the development of multidimensional two-phase flow analytical method. Thus, we expect that the contents can offer various useful information against the improvement of reactor thermal-hydraulic analysis codes in future. (author)

  19. Automatic control system

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    A method of improving the response of an automatic control system to a first input signal that is a function of time is described. Such a control system has been used for a calorimeter measuring the activity of nuclear fuel rods. (UK)

  20. Biogas plant control system

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    This paper presents intelligent control system for the pig farm biogas production process. The system uses a fuzzy logic models based on knowledge of experts and operators. Four fuzzy models are introduced. The adequacy of fuzzy models is verified using real data and MATLAB simulation. Proposed expert system is implemented into traditional SCADA system for biogas process prediction and failure analyzing. (authors)

  1. Cradle modification for hydraulic ram

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    The analysis of the cradle hydraulic system considers stress, weld strength, and hydraulic forces required to lift and support the cradle/pump assembly. The stress and weld strength of the cradle modifications is evaluated to ensure that they meet the requirements of the American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC 1989). The hydraulic forces are evaluated to ensure that the hydraulic system is capable of rotating the cradle and pump assembly to the vertical position (between 70 degrees and 90 degrees)

  2. Stepless control system for reciprocating compressors: energy savings + process control improvement

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    Grande, Alvaro; Wenisch, Markus [Hoerbiger Ventilwerke GmbH and Co KG, Wien (Austria); Jacobs, Denis [HOERBIGER do Brasil Industria de Equipamentos, Cajamar, SP (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    In the past, the capacity of reciprocating compressors was typically controlled by on/off unloaders (step-control) and recycle valves. But due to the fact that the power ratings of new reciprocating compressors for the oil and gas industry increase significantly, advanced control systems are required to reduce power costs and save energy. On top of that, multi-stage compressors are frequently integrated into complex process plants that demand precise control and operational flexibility. There are several solutions for this equation, but maybe the most successful is the use of the reverse flow principle applied to an electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated suction valve unloaders system. (author)

  3. Hydraulic Shuttle Irradiation System (HSIS) Recently Installed in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR)

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    Most test reactors are equipped with shuttle facilities (sometimes called rabbit tubes) whereby small capsules can be inserted into the reactor and retrieved during power operations. With the installation of Hydraulic Shuttle Irradiation System (HSIS) this capability has been restored to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The general design and operating principles of this system were patterned after the hydraulic rabbit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), which has operated successfully for many years. Using primary coolant as the motive medium the HSIS system is designed to simultaneously transport fourteen shuttle capsules, each 16 mm OD x 57 mm long, to and from the B-7 position of the reactor. The B-7 position is one of the higher flux positions in the reactor with typical thermal and fast (>1 Mev) fluxes of 2.8E+14 n/cm2/sec and 1.9E+14 n/cm2/sec respectively. The available space inside each shuttle is approximately 14 mm diameter x 50 mm long. The shuttle containers are made from titanium which was selected for its low neutron activation properties and durability. Shuttles can be irradiated for time periods ranging from a few minutes to several months. The Send and Receive Station (SRS) for the HSIS is located 2.5 m deep in the ATR canal which allows irradiated shuttles to be easily moved from the SRS to a wet loaded cask, or transport pig. The HSIS system first irradiated (empty) shuttlesS system first irradiated (empty) shuttles in September 2009 and has since completed a Readiness Assessment in November 2009. The HSIS is a key component of the ATR National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC and is available to a wide variety of university researchers for nuclear fuels and materials experiments as well as medical isotope research and production.

  4. Possible open-system (hydraulic) pingos in and around the Argyre impact region of Mars

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    Soare, R. J.; Conway, S. J.; Dohm, J. M.; El-Maarry, M. R.

    2014-07-01

    We report the observation of possible (hydraulic) open-system pingos (OSPs) at the mid latitudes (?37°S) in and around the Argyre impact-basin. OSPs are perennial (water)-ice cored mounds; they originate and evolve in periglacial and pro-glacial landscapes on Earth where intra- or sub-permafrost water under hydraulic/artesian pressure uplifts localised sections of surface or near-surface permafrost that then freezes in-situ. We invoke three lines of evidence in support of our analogue-based interpretation: (1) similarities of shape, size and summit traits between terrestrial OSPs and the Martian mounds; (2) clustered distribution and the slope-side location of the mounds, consistent with terrestrial permafrost-environments where OSPs are found; and, (3) spatially-associated landforms putatively indicative of periglacial and glacial processes on Mars that characterise OSP landscapes on Earth. This article presents five OSP candidate-locations and nests these mound locations within a new geological map of the Argyre impact-basin and margins. It also presents three periglacial hypotheses about the possible origin of the water required to develop the mounds. Alternative (non-periglacial) formation-hypotheses also are considered; however, we show that their robustness is not equal to that of the periglacial ones.

  5. Vibration-Based Fault Diagnosis of Hydraulic Pump of Tractor Steering System by Using Energy Technique

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    Kaveh Mollazade

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on a problem of vibration-based condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of pumps used in the tractor steering system. The vibration-based machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis incorporate a number of machinery fault detection and diagnostic techniques. The vibration signal from a piezoelectric transducer was captured for the following conditions: Normal pump (GOOD, Journal-bearing with inner face wear (BIFW, gear with tooth face wear (GTFW, and Journal-bearing with inner face wear plus gear with tooth face wear (G&BW for three working levels of pump speed (1000, 1500, and 2000 rpm. Then Power Spectral Density (PSD of vibration spectra was calculated. According to the results, fault diagnosis of hydraulic pump is a difficult task using spectrum of vibration signals alone. Results showed that different faults were showed different PSD versus frequency diagram. Comparison of numerical data produced by calculation the area under PSD v. Frequency diagram show that energy technique is an effective method for fault diagnosis of external gear hydraulic pumps.

  6. Fault diagnosis of automobile hydraulic brake system using statistical features and support vector machines

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    Jegadeeshwaran, R.; Sugumaran, V.

    2015-02-01

    Hydraulic brakes in automobiles are important components for the safety of passengers; therefore, the brakes are a good subject for condition monitoring. The condition of the brake components can be monitored by using the vibration characteristics. On-line condition monitoring by using machine learning approach is proposed in this paper as a possible solution to such problems. The vibration signals for both good as well as faulty conditions of brakes were acquired from a hydraulic brake test setup with the help of a piezoelectric transducer and a data acquisition system. Descriptive statistical features were extracted from the acquired vibration signals and the feature selection was carried out using the C4.5 decision tree algorithm. There is no specific method to find the right number of features required for classification for a given problem. Hence an extensive study is needed to find the optimum number of features. The effect of the number of features was also studied, by using the decision tree as well as Support Vector Machines (SVM). The selected features were classified using the C-SVM and Nu-SVM with different kernel functions. The results are discussed and the conclusion of the study is presented.

  7. Thermal-hydraulic behaviour of the ITER TF system during a quench development

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    In order to ensure the safety of the ITER TF magnets, a primary quench detection system has been foreseen, based on voltage detection. In addition, a secondary quench detection could rely on signals of thermo-hydraulic nature. As a matter of fact, the development of a quench in a CICC leads to significant variations of pressure and mass flow at the quenched pancake extremities. Analyses of the quench development have thus been performed using the coupled GANDALF and FLOWER codes. This tool allows to simulate the thermo-hydraulic behaviour of one CICC with a model of the external cryogenic circuit. The study has focused on the first seconds of the quench development, supposing that the quench has not been detected earlier by the primary detector. It is shown that signals regarding pressure, mass flow and temperature reach significant high values especially in the connecting feeder associated with the helium inlet. More detailed studies will be needed to select a secondary detector in this region.

  8. A multi-dimensional thermal-hydraulic system analysis code, MARS 1.3.1

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    A multi-dimensional thermal-hydraulic system analysis code, MARS 1.3.1, has been developed in order to have the realistic analysis capability of two-phase thermal-hydraulic transients for pressurized water reactor (PWR) plants. As the backbones for the MARS code, the RELAP5/MOD3.2.1.2 and COBRA-TF codes were adopted in order to take advantages of the very general, versatile features of RELAP5 and the realistic three-dimensional hydrodynamic module of COBRA-TF. In the MARS code, all the functional modules of the two codes were unified into a single code first. Then, the source codes were converted into the standard Fortran 90, and then they were restructured using a modular data structure based on 'derived type variables' and a new 'dynamic memory allocation' scheme. In addition, the Windows features were implemented to improve user friendliness. This paper presents the developmental works of the MARS version 1.3.1 including the hydrodynamic model unification, the heat structure coupling, the code restructuring and modernization, and their verifications.(author). 13 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs

  9. Control System Segmentation

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    Over the past seven years, the Jefferson Lab's control system has grown to include more than two hundred distributed computers running over a complex segmented network, controlling a number of semi-independent operational plants. Several of the plants, including that used for running beam for physics users, operate around the clock with only brief, scheduled interruptions for machine repairs. Because of this, high control system availability is critical. Dividing computing resources into distinct sections, called fiefdoms, improves availability of the control system for each plant while facilitating periodic maintenance. In order to maximize uptime, each fiefdom operates as a completely independent control system consisting of a file server machine with a complete set of control system software and files, a local network, operator consoles and computers to execute high and low level control programs. The fiefdoms are isolated using network hardware, while still allowing limited communication between them. By segmenting the control system in this manner, the effect of a computer failure is minimized and machines can be taken down for periodic maintenance and upgrades without disabling other controls capabilities for the site

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS

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    The thermal, chemical, and biological quality of water in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and near coastal areas is inseparable from a consideration of hydraulic engineering principles: therefore, the term environmental hydraulics. In this chapter we discuss the basic principles of w...

  11. Analysis on the thermal-hydraulic characteristics for passive residual heat removal system of IPWRs

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    Due to compact configuration and the inherent safety functions, an integral pressurized water reactors (IPWRs) are suitable for the medium/small size nuclear power plants and marine nuclear power. Fundamental concept and general arrangement of the IPWRs in this paper is based on the same principle of the Inherent Safe UZrHx Power Reactor and the Russian ABV-6M IPWR. Overall design of the IPWR is as follows: the adoption of the arc plate fuels in core, casing once-through steam generator (OTSG), passive residual heat removal system(PRHRS) with three natural circulation loops and active shutdown cooling system(SCS). In the case of electricity shutdown accident, the reactor trips and PRHRS come into operation. By means of the RELAP5/MOD3.4 code, the thermal-hydraulic behaviors of the IPWR and its PRHRS safety characteristics are researched. The core decay heat may be safely removed. (authors)

  12. Vibration of hydraulic machinery

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    Wu, Yulin; Liu, Shuhong; Dou, Hua-Shu; Qian, Zhongdong

    2013-01-01

    Vibration of Hydraulic Machinery deals with the vibration problem which has significant influence on the safety and reliable operation of hydraulic machinery. It provides new achievements and the latest developments in these areas, even in the basic areas of this subject. The present book covers the fundamentals of mechanical vibration and rotordynamics as well as their main numerical models and analysis methods for the vibration prediction. The mechanical and hydraulic excitations to the vibration are analyzed, and the pressure fluctuations induced by the unsteady turbulent flow is predicted in order to obtain the unsteady loads. This book also discusses the loads, constraint conditions and the elastic and damping characters of the mechanical system, the structure dynamic analysis, the rotor dynamic analysis and the system instability of hydraulic machines, including the illustration of monitoring system for the instability and the vibration in hydraulic units. All the problems are necessary for vibration pr...

  13. Common Control System Vulnerability

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    Trent Nelson

    2005-12-01

    The Control Systems Security Program and other programs within the Idaho National Laboratory have discovered a vulnerability common to control systems in all sectors that allows an attacker to penetrate most control systems, spoof the operator, and gain full control of targeted system elements. This vulnerability has been identified on several systems that have been evaluated at INL, and in each case a 100% success rate of completing the attack paths that lead to full system compromise was observed. Since these systems are employed in multiple critical infrastructure sectors, this vulnerability is deemed common to control systems in all sectors. Modern control systems architectures can be considered analogous to today's information networks, and as such are usually approached by attackers using a common attack methodology to penetrate deeper and deeper into the network. This approach often is composed of several phases, including gaining access to the control network, reconnaissance, profiling of vulnerabilities, launching attacks, escalating privilege, maintaining access, and obscuring or removing information that indicates that an intruder was on the system. With irrefutable proof that an external attack can lead to a compromise of a computing resource on the organization's business local area network (LAN), access to the control network is usually considered the first phase in the attack plan. Once the attacker gains access to the control network through direct connections and/or the business LAN, the second phase of reconnaissance begins with traffic analysis within the control domain. Thus, the communications between the workstations and the field device controllers can be monitored and evaluated, allowing an attacker to capture, analyze, and evaluate the commands sent among the control equipment. Through manipulation of the communication protocols of control systems (a process generally referred to as ''reverse engineering''), an attacker can then map out the control system processes and functions. With the detailed knowledge of how the control data functions, as well as what computers and devices communicate using this data, the attacker can use a well known Man-in-the-Middle attack to perform malicious operations virtually undetected. The control systems assessment teams have used this method to gather enough information about the system to craft an attack that intercepts and changes the information flow between the end devices (controllers) and the human machine interface (HMI and/or workstation). Using this attack, the cyber assessment team has been able to demonstrate complete manipulation of devices in control systems while simultaneously modifying the data flowing back to the operator's console to give false information of the state of the system (known as ''spoofing''). This is a very effective technique for a control system attack because it allows the attacker to manipulate the system and the operator's situational awareness of the perceived system status. The three main elements of this attack technique are: (1) network reconnaissance and data gathering, (2) reverse engineering, and (3) the Man-in-the-Middle attack. The details of this attack technique and the mitigation techniques are discussed.

  14. Combined use of flowmeter and time-drawdown data to estimate hydraulic conductivities in layered aquifer systems

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    Hanson, R.T.; Nishikawa, T. [Geological Survey, San Diego, CA (United States)

    1996-01-01

    The vertical distribution of hydraulic conductivity in layered aquifer systems commonly is needed for model simulations of ground-water flow and transport. In previous studies, time-drawdown data or flowmeter data were used individually, but not in combination, to estimate hydraulic conductivity. In this study, flowmeter data and time-drawdown data collected from a long-screened production well and nearby monitoring wells are combined to estimate the vertical distribution of hydraulic conductivity in a complex multilayer coastal aquifer system. Flowmeter measurements recorded as a function of depth delineate uniform inflow to the wellbore, and this information is used to better discretize the vertical distribution of hydraulic conductivity using analytical and numerical methods. The time-drawdown data complement the flowmeter data by giving insight into the hydraulic response of aquitards when flow rates within the wellbore are below the detection limit of the flowmeter. The combination of these field data allows for the testing of alternative conceptual models of radial flow to the wellbore.

  15. Drone Control System

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    1983-01-01

    Drones, subscale vehicles like the Firebees, and full scale retired military aircraft are used to test air defense missile systems. The DFCS (Drone Formation Control System) computer, developed by IBM (International Business Machines) Federal Systems Division, can track ten drones at once. A program called ORACLS is used to generate software to track and control Drones. It was originally developed by Langley and supplied by COSMIC (Computer Software Management and Information Center). The program saved the company both time and money.

  16. The CEBAF control system

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    CEBAF has recently upgraded its accelerator control system to use EPICS, a control system toolkit being developed by a collaboration among laboratories in the US and Europe. The migration to EPICS has taken place during a year of intense commissioning activity, with new and old control systems operating concurrently. Existing CAMAC hardware was preserved by adding a CAMAC serial highway link to VME; newer hardware developments are now primarily in VME. Software is distributed among three tiers of computers: first, workstations and X terminals for operator interfaces and high level applications; second, VME single board computers for distributed access to hardware and for local control processing; third, embedded processors where needed for faster closed loop operation. This system has demonstrated the ability to scale EPICS to controlling thousands of devices, including hundreds of embedded processors, with control distributed among dozens of VME processors executing more than 125,000 EPICS database records. To deal with the large size of the control system, CEBAF has integrated an object oriented database, providing data management capabilities for both low level I/O and high level machine modeling. A new callable interface which is control system independent permits access to live EPICS data, data in other Unix processes, and data contained in the object oriented database

  17. System control and communication

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    Rapid and ongoing development in the energy sector has consequences for system control at all levels. In relation to system control and communication the control system is challenged in five important ways: 1) Expectations for security of supply, robustness and vulnerability are becoming more stringent, and the control system plays a big part in meeting these expectations. 2) Services are becoming increasingly based on markets that involve the transmission system operators (TSOs), generators and distribution companies. Timely, accurate and secure communication is essential to the smooth running of the markets. 3) Adding large amounts of renewable energy (RE) to the mix is a challenge for control systems because of the intermittent availability of many RE sources. 4) Increasing the number of active components in the system, such as small CHP plants, micro-CHP and intelligent loads, means that the system control will be much more complex. 5) In the future it is likely that power, heat, gas, transport and communication systems will be tighter coupled and interact much more. (au)

  18. ISTTOK control system upgrade

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    Carvalho, Ivo S., E-mail: ivoc@ipfn.ist.utl.pt; Duarte, Paulo; Fernandes, Horácio; Valcárcel, Daniel F.; Carvalho, Pedro J.; Silva, Carlos; Duarte, André S.; Neto, André; Sousa, Jorge; Batista, António J.N.; Carvalho, Bernardo B.

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •ISTTOK fast controller. •All real-time diagnostic and actuators were integrated in the control platform. •100 ?s control cycle under the MARTe framework. •The ISTTOK control system upgrade provides reliable operation with an improved operational space. -- Abstract: The ISTTOK tokamak (Ip = 4 kA, BT = 0.5 T, R = 0.46 m, a = 0.085 m) is one of the few tokamaks with regular alternate plasma current (AC) discharges scientific programme. In order to improve the discharge stability and to increase the number of AC discharge cycles a novel control system was developed. The controller acquires data from 50 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) channels of real-time diagnostics and measurements: tomography, Mirnov coils, interferometer, electric probes, sine and cosine probes, bolometer, current delivered by the power supplies, loop voltage and plasma current. The system has a control cycle of 100 ?s during which it reads all the diagnostics connected to the advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA) digitizers and sends the control reference to ISTTOK actuators. The controller algorithms are executed on an Intel{sup ®} Q8200 chip with 4 cores running at 2.33 GHz and connected to the I/O interfaces through an ATCA based environment. The real-time control system was programmed in C++ on top of the Multi-threaded Application Real-Time executor (MARTe). To extend the duration of the AC discharges and the plasma stability a new magnetising field power supply was commissioned and the horizontal and vertical field power supplies were also upgraded. The new system also features a user-friendly interface based on HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Javascript to configure the controller parameters. This paper presents the ISTTOK control system and the consequent update of real-time diagnostics and actuators.

  19. ISTTOK control system upgrade

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    Highlights: •ISTTOK fast controller. •All real-time diagnostic and actuators were integrated in the control platform. •100 ?s control cycle under the MARTe framework. •The ISTTOK control system upgrade provides reliable operation with an improved operational space. -- Abstract: The ISTTOK tokamak (Ip = 4 kA, BT = 0.5 T, R = 0.46 m, a = 0.085 m) is one of the few tokamaks with regular alternate plasma current (AC) discharges scientific programme. In order to improve the discharge stability and to increase the number of AC discharge cycles a novel control system was developed. The controller acquires data from 50 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) channels of real-time diagnostics and measurements: tomography, Mirnov coils, interferometer, electric probes, sine and cosine probes, bolometer, current delivered by the power supplies, loop voltage and plasma current. The system has a control cycle of 100 ?s during which it reads all the diagnostics connected to the advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA) digitizers and sends the control reference to ISTTOK actuators. The controller algorithms are executed on an Intel® Q8200 chip with 4 cores running at 2.33 GHz and connected to the I/O interfaces through an ATCA based environment. The real-time control system was programmed in C++ on top of the Multi-threaded Application Real-Time executor (MARTe). To extend the duration of the AC discharges and the plasma stability a new magnetising field power supply was commissioned and the horizontal and vertical field power supplies were also upgraded. The new system also features a user-friendly interface based on HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Javascript to configure the controller parameters. This paper presents the ISTTOK control system and the consequent update of real-time diagnostics and actuators

  20. Design and hydraulic modelling of bentonite elements for shaft sealing systems

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. Shaft sealing systems for repository mines often include bentonite sealing elements. The dimensioning of the bentonite sealing elements on the one hand and the hydraulic modelling of the complete system including the host rock, the contact zone between bentonite and host rock, and the EDZ on the other hand are important steps during the development of shaft sealing systems. The key parameter is the tolerable maximum of the integral fluid flow through the sealing element, the contact zone, and the EDZ. A swelling pressure of > 1 MPa guaranties the tightness of the contact zone between bentonite and host rock. Therefore, the main input parameters for calculations are the thickness and the effective permeability of the EDZ. For the saturated bentonite element, the necessary relative length Ls/As can be calculated for the tolerable fluid flow Qmax. All hydraulic parameters (permeability of sealing material kf,S and the EDZ kf,R, radius of the sealing element R and thickness of the EDZ x) are summarized in the dimensionless parameter G. Theoretically, the resulting swelling pressure developing in the sealing element as well as its permeability depend on the effective dry density of the bentonite. As shown by experiments, the swelling pressure developing in the bentonite material is mainly influenced by its smectite content, the initial water saturation, and the chemical composititer saturation, and the chemical composition of the liquid. A first evaluation of known results of swelling pressure and permeability experiments leads to a correlation of swelling pressure versus smectite content normalized to the pore volume. The scattering of parameters is caused by the variety of influencing processes, i.e. type of liquid, initial water content, test method, type of material, additive. Despite these influences, it seems to be possible to find a well founded regression in order to predict the swelling pressure as a basis for the sealing design. It is necessary and it seems to be possible to find dependencies in this way for the other flow-relevant parameters, e.g. gas and liquid (brine) permeability, capillary pressure, and gas breakthrough (threshold) pressure. Although the focus is on liquid flow processes, gas flow through a shaft sealing system in rock salt should be considered, too. An increase in gas pressure at the bottom of a shaft sealing system cannot be excluded. This will mainly be caused by progressive convergence in the mine and partly by gas producing reactions (remaining artificial material). The pore pressure in the saturated and unsaturated swellable bentonite results from interactions between the capillary pressure (capillary suction) and the swelling pressure. Therefore, understanding and modelling gas and fluid flow processes in the bentonite sealing elements requires representative parameters for, e.g., swelling pressure, gas breakthrough pressure, capillary pressure, porosity, and pore size distribution for the initial and completely saturated state. The entirety of the processes and interactions during progressive saturation and swelling, additionally influenced by compaction processes of the bentonite and convergence of the host rock, are very complicated. When assessing the hydraulic processes and the model based prediction, further effects have to be evaluated: density change due to compaction of the bentonite element, rise of gas pressure and beginning of gas flow, heterogeneous distribution of parameters (e.g. density, porosity, saturation, permeability), and impairment of the sealing performance due to the higher permeability of the contact zone. Based on representative input parameters the dominant flow processes under unsaturated and saturated conditions must be analysed, taking into account the time-dependent pressure on both sides of the sealing system. Hydraulic modelling has already been performed for small-scale pilot sealing tests as well as for a large-scale bentonite sealing element in the shaft sealing experiment Salzdetfurth. The new projec

  1. Development and control towards a parallel water hydraulic weld/cut robot for machining processes in ITER vacuum vessel

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    This paper presents a special robot, able to carry out welding and machining processes from inside the ITER vacuum vessel (VV), consisting of a five degree-of-freedom parallel mechanism, mounted on a carriage driven by two electric motors on a rack. The kinematic design of the robot has been optimised for ITER access and a hydraulically actuated pre-prototype built. A hybrid controller is designed for the robot, including position, speed and pressure feedback loops to achieve high accuracy and high dynamic performances. Finally, the experimental tests are given and discussed

  2. Development and control towards a parallel water hydraulic weld/cut robot for machining processes in ITER vacuum vessel

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    Wu Huapeng [Institute of Mechatronics and Virtual Engineering (IMVE), Lappeenranta University of Technology, 53850 Lappeenranta (Finland)]. E-mail: huapeng@lut.fi; Handroos, Heikki [Institute of Mechatronics and Virtual Engineering (IMVE), Lappeenranta University of Technology, 53850 Lappeenranta (Finland); Pessi, Pekka [Institute of Mechatronics and Virtual Engineering (IMVE), Lappeenranta University of Technology, 53850 Lappeenranta (Finland); Kilkki, Juha [Steel Structure, Lappeenranta University of Technology, 53850 Lappeenranta (Finland); Jones, Lawrence [EFDA Close Support Unit, Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

    2005-11-15

    This paper presents a special robot, able to carry out welding and machining processes from inside the ITER vacuum vessel (VV), consisting of a five degree-of-freedom parallel mechanism, mounted on a carriage driven by two electric motors on a rack. The kinematic design of the robot has been optimised for ITER access and a hydraulically actuated pre-prototype built. A hybrid controller is designed for the robot, including position, speed and pressure feedback loops to achieve high accuracy and high dynamic performances. Finally, the experimental tests are given and discussed.

  3. The control system

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    The present control system has matured both in terms of age and capacity. Thus a new system based on a local area network (LAN) is being developed. A pilot project has been started but, owing to difficulties encountered with the present operating system used with the microprocessors, it has become necessary to reconsider the choice of operating system. A recently-released multi-tasking operating system that runs on the existing hardware has been chosen. 1 fig

  4. Electric hydraulic interaction

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    Helle, Ola Hřydal

    2011-01-01

    The hydraulic models representing hydro turbines and conduit system found instandard model libraries of power system analysis tools are often simplied mod-els. Subsequently, important information about the dynamics of the hydraulicsystem may not be properly represented by such models, putatively resultingin insucient representation of the interaction between the electric system andhydraulic system.In this master thesis three dierent hydraulic models for hydro power plantsequipped with Francis...

  5. Access control system for radioisotope controlled area

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    Fuji Electric has designed and produced monitoring system for personal exposure dose of workers to enter the radiation controlled area in nuclear plants and nuclear facilities. We offer the Access Control System as control system for external exposure dose of workers to enter the radiation controlled area. Now we introduce the details that we have developed and improved the Electric Personal Dosimeter for exposure dose and have developed the Access Control System under a revision to JIS including IEC standards. (author)

  6. Underwater Robot Control Systems

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    Govindarajan.R

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this Paper, we introduce three types of enhanced wireless control systems for when the Robot operates under water. The first system is Zigbee communication, second System is Light approach and third one is Magnetic Field. In recent trends the robots are working in vast applications, if our concept adopted, it will enhance and increasing monitoring function done by the robot.

  7. Clarification of key thermal-hydraulic phenomena in severe transients of accelerator driven systems

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    Objective of the present study was: Clarification of key thermal-hydraulic phenomena for mechanistic analysis of severe transients in ADS. It covers the following: Phenomenological considerations of key thermal-hydraulic phenomena; extensive application of past safety assessment studies; Experimental studies on key thermal-hydraulic phenomena Verification of physical models for accident analysis codes; application to mechanistic analysis of severe transients of ADS. Second issue not less important was improvement of safety assessment of ADS

  8. Hydraulic Conductivity Estimation Test Impact on Long-Term Acceptance Rate and Soil Absorption System Design

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    Jakub Nie?; Marcin Spycha?a

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this paper was to verify the common methods of hydraulic conductivity estimation for soil assessment in respect to wastewater disposal. The studies were conducted on three types of sandy soils. Hydraulic conductivity was determined using a scale effect-free laboratory method, empirical equations and compared with measurements estimated from a laboratory infiltration column with identified head loss. Based on the hydraulic conductivity values, the long-term acceptance rates (LTAR...

  9. Hydraulics Lectures

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    Pytel, Jim

    This page from the WindTech TV project provides a link to lectures created by Jim Pytel for his hydraulics course at Columbia Gorge Community College. The lectures consist of live videos and screen capture style presentations and may be viewed free of charge. Clicking on the video link in the center of the page will lead users to a YouTube page with 31 lectures. Topics include hydraulics math, hydraulic safety, basic hydraulic schematics, viscosity, piston pumps, actuators, troubleshooting and more. These lectures would be extremely useful for technical and community college students taking a fundamental hydraulics course. Flash is required to view the videos.

  10. Bundle-sheath aquaporins play a role in controlling Arabidopsis leaf hydraulic conductivity.

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    Sade, Nir; Shatil-Cohen, Arava; Moshelion, Menachem

    2015-05-01

    The role of molecular mechanisms in the regulation of leaf hydraulics (Kleaf) is still not well understood. We hypothesized that aquaporins (AQPs) in the bundle sheath may regulate Kleaf. To examine this hypothesis, AQP genes were constitutively silenced using artificial microRNAs and recovery was achieved by targeting the expression of the tobacco AQP (NtAQP1) to bundle-sheath cells in the silenced plants. Constitutively silenced PIP1 plants exhibited decreased PIP1 transcript levels and decreased Kleaf. However, once the plants were recovered with NtAQP1, their Kleaf values were almost the same as those of WT plants. We also demonstrate the important role of ABA, acting via AQP, in that recovery and Kleaf regulation. These results support our previously raised hypothesis concerning the role of bundle-sheath AQPs in the regulation of leaf hydraulics. PMID:26039476

  11. Keck Telescope Control System

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    Lupton, W. F.

    The two 10m Keck telescopes run identical control systems, implemented using the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). The new Adaptive Optics (AO) and Interferometer projects are also partly based on EPICS. However, other observatory subsystems, including acquisition and guiding, primary mirror control, and all the instruments, do not use EPICS. To manage this heterogeneous mix, the high level keyword-oriented Keck Task Library (KTL) was implemented. KTL can run on top of multiple message systems and allows a common API to be used for control, coordination and monitoring of all observatory subsystems. This paper describes several aspects of Keck observatory software, concentrating on interfaces, infrastructure and technologies rather than on technical details. First of all, KTL is introduced, using the telescope control system as an example and illustrating how it was possible to move from the old pre-EPICS Keck 1 control system to the new EPICS control system with hardly any changes to the KTL keyword interface. Next, software for AO and the Interferometer (which uses AO) is described, with an emphasis on automation and the management of complexity. Finally, some new developments are discussed, notably the increasing use of Java and the move towards the use of CORBA.

  12. Steps in trajectory planning and controller design for a hydraulically driven crane with limited sensing

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    Ortiz Morales, Daniel; La Hera, Pedro; Mettin, Uwe; Freidovich, Leonid; Shiriaev, Anton; Westerberg, Simon

    2010-01-01

    In the forest industry, trees are logged and harvested by human-operated hydraulic manipulators. Eventually, these tasks are expected to be automated with optimal performance. However, with todays technology the main problem is implementation. While prototypes may have rich sensing information, real cranes lack certain sensing devices, such as encoders for position sensing. Automating these machines requires unconventional solutions. In this paper, we consider the motion planning problem, whi...

  13. Hydraulic matematical model of drinking water supply system of town piran

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    Brežan, Tadej

    2009-01-01

    In my project I have built a hydraulic model of town Piran and compared it with the actual measurement of flow and pressure in this region. Hydraulic model is made on the basis of GIS database from land register of Rižanski vodovod Koper. Using the program EPANET 2.0 I have simulated hydraulic conditions of one-day`s measurement and of the fire protection demand, based on the hydraulic model for region town Piran. Data on actual measurement of flow and pressure in this region h...

  14. Adjoint sensitivity analysis of a thermal hydraulic system undergoing phase change due to boiling transition

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    Sensitivity analysis of practical problems can be performed systematically and very efficiently by using adjoint functions. In areas of interest to nuclear reactors, this efficiency has been amply demonstrated on several widely used codes for neutronics and/or thermal hydraulic calculations. Applications of the adjoint method of sensitivity analysis to models involving phase transitions, where non-differentiability occurs, do not seem to have been reported to date. The purpose of this paper is to report results from a successful adjoint sensitivity analysis of a space- and time-dependent system where phase transition occurs due to boiling. The specific model chosen for this analysis is a simplified but representative model of a BWR pump-trip-type accident. This model is of particular importance to BWR safety, since pump failure is one of the most limiting hypothetical accidents in BWR's. This model simulates an exponential flow decay of initially subcooled FREON-114 flowing through a heated channel and undergoing boiling transition

  15. Control systems under attack?

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    Lüders, Stefan

    2005-01-01

    The enormous growth of the Internet during the last decade offers new means to share and distribute both information and data. In Industry, this results in a rapprochement of the production facilities, i.e. their Process Control and Automation Systems, and the data warehouses. At CERN, the Internet opens the possibility to monitor and even control (parts of) the LHC and its four experiments remotely from anywhere in the world. However, the adoption of standard IT technologies to Distributed Process Control and Automation Systems exposes inherent vulnerabilities to the world. The Teststand On Control System Security at CERN (TOCSSiC) is dedicated to explore the vulnerabilities of arbitrary Commercial-Of-The-Shelf hardware devices connected to standard Ethernet. As such, TOCSSiC should discover their vulnerabilities, point out areas of lack of security, and address areas of improvement which can then be confidentially communicated to manufacturers. This paper points out risks of accessing the Control and Automa...

  16. Thermally Actuated Hydraulic Pumps

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    Jones, Jack; Ross, Ronald; Chao, Yi

    2008-01-01

    Thermally actuated hydraulic pumps have been proposed for diverse applications in which direct electrical or mechanical actuation is undesirable and the relative slowness of thermal actuation can be tolerated. The proposed pumps would not contain any sliding (wearing) parts in their compressors and, hence, could have long operational lifetimes. The basic principle of a pump according to the proposal is to utilize the thermal expansion and contraction of a wax or other phase-change material in contact with a hydraulic fluid in a rigid chamber. Heating the chamber and its contents from below to above the melting temperature of the phase-change material would cause the material to expand significantly, thus causing a substantial increase in hydraulic pressure and/or a substantial displacement of hydraulic fluid out of the chamber. Similarly, cooling the chamber and its contents from above to below the melting temperature of the phase-change material would cause the material to contract significantly, thus causing a substantial decrease in hydraulic pressure and/or a substantial displacement of hydraulic fluid into the chamber. The displacement of the hydraulic fluid could be used to drive a piston. The figure illustrates a simple example of a hydraulic jack driven by a thermally actuated hydraulic pump. The pump chamber would be a cylinder containing encapsulated wax pellets and containing radial fins to facilitate transfer of heat to and from the wax. The plastic encapsulation would serve as an oil/wax barrier and the remaining interior space could be filled with hydraulic oil. A filter would retain the encapsulated wax particles in the pump chamber while allowing the hydraulic oil to flow into and out of the chamber. In one important class of potential applications, thermally actuated hydraulic pumps, exploiting vertical ocean temperature gradients for heating and cooling as needed, would be used to vary hydraulic pressures to control buoyancy in undersea research vessels. Heretofore, electrically actuated hydraulic pumps have been used for this purpose. By eliminating the demand for electrical energy for pumping, the use of the thermally actuated hydraulic pumps could prolong the intervals between battery charges, thus making it possible to greatly increase the durations of undersea exploratory missions.

  17. Flight control actuation system

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    Wingett, Paul T. (Inventor); Gaines, Louie T. (Inventor); Evans, Paul S. (Inventor); Kern, James I. (Inventor)

    2006-01-01

    A flight control actuation system comprises a controller, electromechanical actuator and a pneumatic actuator. During normal operation, only the electromechanical actuator is needed to operate a flight control surface. When the electromechanical actuator load level exceeds 40 amps positive, the controller activates the pneumatic actuator to offset electromechanical actuator loads to assist the manipulation of flight control surfaces. The assistance from the pneumatic load assist actuator enables the use of an electromechanical actuator that is smaller in size and mass, requires less power, needs less cooling processes, achieves high output forces and adapts to electrical current variations. The flight control actuation system is adapted for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and other flight vehicles, especially flight vehicles that are large in size and travel at high velocities.

  18. Tautological control systems

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    Lewis, Andrew D

    2014-01-01

    This brief presents a description of a new modelling framework for nonlinear/geometric control theory. The framework is intended to be—and shown to be—feedback-invariant. As such, Tautological Control Systems provides a platform for understanding fundamental structural problems in geometric control theory. Part of the novelty of the text stems from the variety of regularity classes, e.g., Lipschitz, finitely differentiable, smooth, real analytic, with which it deals in a comprehensive and unified manner. The treatment of the important real analytic class especially reflects recent work on real analytic topologies by the author. Applied mathematicians interested in nonlinear and geometric control theory will find this brief of interest as a starting point for work in which feedback invariance is important. Graduate students working in control theory may also find Tautological Control Systems to be a stimulating starting point for their research.

  19. Reset Control Systems

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    Bańos, Alfonso

    2012-01-01

    Reset Control Systems addresses the analysis for reset control treating both its basic form which requires only that the state of the controller be reinitialized to zero (the reset action) each time the tracking error crosses zero (the reset condition), and some useful variations of the reset action (partial reset with fixed or variable reset percentage) and of the reset condition (fixed or variable reset band and anticipative reset). The issues regarding reset control – concepts and motivation; analysis tools; and the application of design methodologies to real-world examples – are given comprehensive coverage. The text opens with an historical perspective which moves from the seminal work of the Clegg integrator and Horowitz FORE to more recent approaches based on impulsive/hybrid control systems and explains the motivation for reset compensation. Preliminary material dealing with notation, basic definitions and results, and with the definition of the control problem under study is also included. The fo...

  20. Control of complex systems

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    Albertos, Pedro; Blanke, Mogens; Isidori, Alberto; Schaufelberger, Walter; Sanz, Ricardo

    2001-01-01

    The world of artificial systems is reaching complexity levels that es­ cape human understanding. Surface traffic, electricity distribution, air­ planes, mobile communications, etc. , are examples that demonstrate that we are running into problems that are beyond classical scientific or engi­ neering knowledge. There is an ongoing world-wide effort to understand these systems and develop models that can capture its behavior. The reason for this work is clear, if our lack of understanding deepens, we will lose our capability to control these systems and make they behave as we want. Researchers from many different fields are trying to understand and develop theories for complex man-made systems. This book presents re­ search from the perspective of control and systems theory. The book has grown out of activities in the research program Control of Complex Systems (COSY). The program has been sponsored by the Eu­ ropean Science Foundation (ESF) which for 25 years has been one of the leading players in stimula...