Modeling load sensing pressure and flow control of axial piston pump by analyzing impact of bulk modulus

Vivek Verma, Sachin Kumar, Apurva Anand


This research is focused on investigating the impact of the bulk modulus on the dynamics of variable delivery hydraulic axial piston pump (VAPP). The bulk modulus decreases exponentially with an increase in temperature whereas there is a linear positive relationship with pressure. The research revealed that there is a 6% (1 litre/s) increase in flow rate and a 2.6% (1.5 MPa) decrease in delivery pressure with a 38.75% (0.434 GPa) decrease in bulk modulus. Flow ripple and pressure pulsation are reduced by 39.3% and 43.2% respectively with a corresponding 38.75% decrease in bulk modulus. Pressure pulsation and flow ripple are responsible for the generation of noise and vibrations in the system. Flow rate increase contributes to better response and control of the VAPP. While a reduction in bulk modulus offers improved dynamic performance and overall response of the VAPP, it is noteworthy that a decrease in bulk modulus hurts the pump delivery pressure. The research allows the pump designer to formulate a strategy to optimize the bulk modulus under dynamic operating conditions to achieve optimal pump performance.


Axial piston pump; Bulk modulus; Flow control; Flow ripple; Pressure control; Pressure pulsation

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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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