Hydraulic Energy Efficiency of Concepts on an Articulated Hauler: Design and evaluation of different hydraulic concepts with focus on energy efficiency
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This master's thesis has evaluated dierent system designs for the hydraulic system on an articulated hauler at Volvo Construction Equipment (CE). The current system suers from great losses when running on low pump displacement settings. This is due to large installed displacements as a result of regulations and market demands. New system concepts have been generated and simulations in Matlab and Amesim show that some of the concepts can be implemented in order to increase energy eciency up to 65%. However, increasing eciency does in most cases also increase cost, making some of the concepts unrealistic to implement. The suggested solution for Volvo CE is to remove one pump and allow for the fan pumps to supply oil to the steering and dumping, as described in the Displacement reduction concept. They should also examine the possibility to implement clutches further.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 78 p.
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120567ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--15/02236-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120567DiVA: diva2:846318
Subject / course
Fluid and Mechanical Engineering Systems