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Stability of Hydraulic Systems with Focus on Cavitating Pumps

Brennen, C. E. and Braisted, D. M. (1980) Stability of Hydraulic Systems with Focus on Cavitating Pumps. In: 10th IAHR Symposium, 1980, Tokyo, Japan.

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Increasing use is being made of transmission matrices to characterize unsteady flows in hydraulic system components and to analyze the stability of such systems. This paper presents some general characteristics which should be examined in any experimentally measured transmission matrices and a methodology for the analysis of the stability of transmission matrices in hydraulic systems of order 2. These characteristics are then examined for cavitating pumps and the predicted instabilities (known as auto-oscillation) compared with experimental observations in a particular experimental system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The authors would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support under Grant Eng. 76-11225 and Professor A. J. Acosta for his inimitable insight.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:07 Jan 2005
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