Influence of hydraulic oil viscosity on the volumetric losses in a variable capacity piston pump
The variable capacity piston pumps are elements of the great power and highest energy efficiency hydrostatic drives. They are used in the drive systems of ship equipment such as deck cranes, steering gears, main propulsion of smaller vessels. The laboratory and simulation investigations of the influence of liquid viscosity on the variable capacity displacement pump energy losses have not been so far performed.
The paper presents results of the investigations of impact the hydraulic oil viscosity has on the volumetric losses in a piston pump operating in the full range of its capacity and oil pressure.