Low-frequency pressure fluctuation damper based on hydropneumatic spring with constant stiffness
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Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Wrocław
Submission date: 2016-07-29
Acceptance date: 2018-02-13
Online publication date: 2018-07-15
Publication date: 2018-07-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2018;56(3):841-855
A wide spectrum of pressure fluctuation frequencies occurs in hydraulic systems. Particularly hazardous and difficult to eliminate are pressure fluctuations in the range up to 50Hz, resulting in the generation of infrasounds by machines equipped with a hydrostatic drive. The best protection against the harmful effect of ultrasounds is to suppress them at the very source, i.e. to eliminate the causes of the generation of this noise. This paper presents a concept of reducing pressure fluctuation in the range of low excitation frequencies by means of a low-frequency damper of special design. The basis for designing pressure fluctuation dampers effective in reducing pressure fluctuation amplitudes in the range of low frequencies (< 50Hz), which also function as acoustic filters of the generated infrasounds, is provided. The effectiveness of the low-frequency damper in reducing pressure fluctuation amplitudes has been experimentally tested. The damper was found to be most effective when its eigenfrequency coincided with the excitation frequency to be reduced.
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