A novel performance model given by the physical dimensions of hydraulic axial piston motors: Experimental analysis

  • Heon-Sul Jeong
  • Hyoung-Eui Kim


Huhtala (1997) discussed the strength and weakness of some existing models for hydraulic piston machines and unfortunately concluded that any model is not accurate enough for wide operating ranges. As an effort to develop an accurate model applicable for wide operating range, Jeong (2006) proposed a performance coefficient model for a hydraulic axial piston motor of swash plate design, which is given by the physical dimensions. In this paper, validity of the new performance model is addressed through experimental analysis. Estimation process for model parameters is established and thenperformance decision parameters are estimated from efficiency measurement data for a test motor. As the result, maximum and average efficiency estimation error over wide operating ranges of speed 300–2700 RPM and pressure 20–300 bar are just 2.33% and within 0.30%, respectively. Hence, it can be said that this paper opens a door toward developing true performance estimation model.


Leakage flow loss Hydro-mechanical loss Efficiency Performance characteristic coefficient Performance decision parameter Performance estimation model Hydraulic piston motor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringKunsan National Univ.ChonbukKorea
  2. 2.Korea Institute of Machinery & MaterialsKorea

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