Valve-Plate Design for an Axial Piston Pump Operating at Low Displacements

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Noah D. Manring

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211

J. Mech. Des 125(1), 200-205 (Mar 21, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1541632 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised April 01, 2002; Online March 21, 2003
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Dimensionless pressure transition for three different slot geometries
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Dimensionless pressure time rate-of-change for three different slot geometries
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Control volume for a single piston chamber
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Typical slot geometries that are used within axial-piston pumps
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A general schematic of slot and porting geometry near top or bottom dead center of the valve plate
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General pump configuration



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