The paper analyzes the fluid dynamic performance of a double inlet Gerotor pump by means of a multi-phase and multi-component CFD approach. The numerical simulation includes the full 3D geometry of the pump as well as the real physics of the compressible hydraulic fluid and the rotating dynamic motion. The aeration and cavitation phenomena are included in the analysis adopting the Rayleight-Plesset equation and inertia controlled growth model for bubble formation. Cavitation and aeration phenomena are detected, especially when intake pressure is lower than atmospheric pressure. The influence of the fluid temperature variation on the component performance is also numerically predicted. The accuracy of a detailed modelling of the fluid properties variation with respect to the temperature and pressure is addressed and the effects on the numerical results is investigated. The rotational speeds of the internal and the external gears of the pump and the engagement between the teeth are addressed by means of an overset mesh approach. Constant leak height is considered between the gears and the case, while the overset mesh approach is adopted in order to accurately predict the leakage due to the teeth engagement. This numerical approach enables to investigate the dynamic performance of Gerotor gear pumps in terms of flow rate and pressure ripples and volumetric efficiency under standard and critical (actual) operating conditions. Good agreement between numerical and experimental results was found for specific operating conditions.

Analysis of a double inlet gerotor pump: A dynamic multi-phase CFD approach accounting for the fluid compressibility and temperature dependent properties / Milani, M.; Montorsi, L.; Terzi, S.; Storchi, G.; Lucchi, A.. - 7:(2019). ((Intervento presentato al convegno ASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019 tenutosi a usa nel 2019 [10.1115/IMECE2019-11482].

Analysis of a double inlet gerotor pump: A dynamic multi-phase CFD approach accounting for the fluid compressibility and temperature dependent properties

Milani M.;Montorsi L.;Terzi S.;Storchi G.;
2019

Abstract

The paper analyzes the fluid dynamic performance of a double inlet Gerotor pump by means of a multi-phase and multi-component CFD approach. The numerical simulation includes the full 3D geometry of the pump as well as the real physics of the compressible hydraulic fluid and the rotating dynamic motion. The aeration and cavitation phenomena are included in the analysis adopting the Rayleight-Plesset equation and inertia controlled growth model for bubble formation. Cavitation and aeration phenomena are detected, especially when intake pressure is lower than atmospheric pressure. The influence of the fluid temperature variation on the component performance is also numerically predicted. The accuracy of a detailed modelling of the fluid properties variation with respect to the temperature and pressure is addressed and the effects on the numerical results is investigated. The rotational speeds of the internal and the external gears of the pump and the engagement between the teeth are addressed by means of an overset mesh approach. Constant leak height is considered between the gears and the case, while the overset mesh approach is adopted in order to accurately predict the leakage due to the teeth engagement. This numerical approach enables to investigate the dynamic performance of Gerotor gear pumps in terms of flow rate and pressure ripples and volumetric efficiency under standard and critical (actual) operating conditions. Good agreement between numerical and experimental results was found for specific operating conditions.
ASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019
usa
2019
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Milani, M.; Montorsi, L.; Terzi, S.; Storchi, G.; Lucchi, A.
Analysis of a double inlet gerotor pump: A dynamic multi-phase CFD approach accounting for the fluid compressibility and temperature dependent properties / Milani, M.; Montorsi, L.; Terzi, S.; Storchi, G.; Lucchi, A.. - 7:(2019). ((Intervento presentato al convegno ASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019 tenutosi a usa nel 2019 [10.1115/IMECE2019-11482].
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