A simplified methodology to evaluate the design specifications of hydraulic components
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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The fatigue of a hydraulic component inherently varies due to various factors that can be divided into two categories: structural and load spectrum variability. The effects of both variabilities must be considered when determining fatigue life. Compared with the structural variability, determining the variability in the load spectrums is more difficult because the service conditions are complicated and the measurements of the load parameters are slow and expensive. The problem that arises when studying the fatigue behaviour of such components is the transferability of short data samples from real-life load histories, which are application-dependant, to laboratory test methods. Derived from the experimental background and know-how of the authors, this paper proposes a methodology that allows the definition and establishment of the hydraulic cylinder design specificactions, while taking into account the probabilistic characterisation of the load spectrum variability. This methodology could be extrapolated to other hydraulic or mechanical components.
CitationRoquet, P., Gamez-Montero, P.J., Castilla, R., Raush, G., Codina-Macia, E. A simplified methodology to evaluate the design specifications of hydraulic components. "Applied sciences", 11 Setembre 2018, vol. 8, núm. 9, p. 1612-1-1612-12.