Accession Number : ADA076059


Title :   Investigation of Pressure Surges in Aircraft Hydraulic Systems


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC LOS ANGELES CA


Personal Author(s) : Housel, E A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a076059.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1952


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : Theoretical and experimental studies were made to determine the effects of numerous system and component parameters on the magnitude and frequency of pressure surges which occur upon opening or closing a valve in a hydraulic system. It was found necessary to consider the system as a composite unit, due to the complex manner in which the effective resistances, inductances, and capacitances of the system components affected surge characteristics. Electric analogs have been proposed as a convenient means for system analysis, and theoretical approaches for their practical application have been developed. Analytical studies of existing and experimental data were made to determine the effect of pressure surges on the fatigue characteristics of various hydraulic system components. These studies indicated the magnitude of the surge to be of primary concern, with frequency and rate of pressure rise showing only secondary effects. Secondary high-frequency oscillations were found particularly undesirable because of their excessive peaks, but certain information pertinent to their control has been obtained.


Descriptors :   *SURGES , *DYNAMIC PRESSURE , *HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , ACCUMULATORS , TUBES , FITTINGS , HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS , HOSES , HYDRAULIC VALVES


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE