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Title:Water table use in studies of pressure waves in fluid power systems
Author(s):Holt, C. F.; Labus, T. J.; Robertson, J. M.
Subject(s):Water Tables
Pressure Waves
Fluid-power Systems
Abstract:The water table analogy, well known in its use to indicate wave occurrences in gas dynamics, is applied to corresponding studies of pressure waves in the liquid-filled cylinders of positive displacement pumps. In this form of the analogy, the surface waves on a shallow sheet of water are similar to the pressure waves associated with the compressibility of the liquid used to transfer energy in the power system. A general review indicates about the same imperfections of this application as with the gas-dynamic version but with an additional complication arising from uncertainties in the formulation of the liquid equation of state. Some applications of the analogy for studying two-dimensional pressure-wave behavior – as formation of plane wave, reflection from various-shaped piston heads – are indicated. One significant difficulty with this application of the analogy is noted as resulting from the closeness of fluid and wave-travel velocities on the table.
Issue Date:1971-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 339
1971-6003
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112065
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Sundstrand Aviation Division of Sundstrand Corporation, Rockford, Illinois, 71/04
Rights Information:Copyright 1971 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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