Chinese Journal of Aeronautics
The paper proposes a performance degradation analysis model based on dynamic erosion wear for a novel Linear Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator (LEHA). Rather than the traditional statistical methods based on degradation data, the method proposed in this paper firstly analyzes the dominant progressive failure mode of the LEHA based on the working principle and working conditions of the LEHA. The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method, combining the turbulent theory and the micro erosion principle, is used to establish an erosion model of the rectification mechanism. The erosion rates for different port openings, under a time-varying flow field, are obtained. The piecewise linearization method is applied to update the concentration of contaminated particles within the LEHA, in order to gain insight into the erosion degradation process at various stages of degradation. The main contribution of the proposed model is the application of the dynamic concentration of contamination particles in erosion analysis of Electro-Hydraulic Servo Valves (EHSVs), throttle valves, spool valves, and needle valves. The effects of system parameters and working conditions on component wear are analyzed by simulations. The results of the proposed model match the expected degradation process. (C) 2017 Production and hosting by Elsevier Ltd. on behalf of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Original Publication Citation
Li, Y., Wang, S. P., Tomovic, M. M., & Zhang, C. (2018). Erosion degradation characteristics of a linear electro-hydrostatic actuator under a high-frequency turbulent flow field. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 31(5), 914-926. doi:10.1016/j.cja.2017.12.002
Li, Yuan; Wang, Shaoping; Tomovic, Mileta M.; and Zhang, Chao, "Erosion Degradation Characteristics of a Linear Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Under a High-Frequency Turbulent Flow Field" (2018). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 60.