INFLUENCE OF CAVITATION ON GEAR PUMPS FLOW PULSATIONS
Keywords:gear pump, cavitation, flow pulsation, flow visualization
AbstractPurpose. In gear pump during it operation trapped volumes are appears. In these volumes occurs compression and cavitation of hydraulic fluid. Studying of this process is necessary to improve gear pumps. Approach. For detailed study of these processes was carried out high-speed videography of working process experimental model of a gear pump for different values of pressure at the inlet and outlet and rotational speed of gears. As a result of analysis of the materials that was obtained during experiments, it was found that in the trapped volumes formed by the teeth of the gears, there is a cavitation of fluid, and the subsequent collapse of cavitation bubbles during the opening of a trapped volumes. Findings. The study confirmed that in trapped volumes appears cavitation as it was described in many papers. Value. As a result of the study were obtained the flow pattern in the gear pump. The cavitation in the trapped volumes leads to additional ripples of flow at the outlet of gear pump.
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