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Numerical approach to solve mobile reservoir design
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
To be published on April 06, 2021 by SAE International in United States
Event: SAE WCX Digital Summit
Mobile hydraulic machines are the unrecognized stars of the world. Digging the channels, loading the piles, excavating at various altitude and varying ambient are extremely tough work a machine does only with the help of hydraulics. Reservoirs to store the hydraulic oil plays key role in accomplishing these job. Most of the reservoir compromises with their shape and aesthetic due to compactness of the machine. The hydraulic reservoir performs various duties, the primary and obvious job of the reservoir is to hold the hydraulic fluid used to circulate in to the actuators of the system via pumps and valves where as reservoirs are also responsible for providing sufficient surface area for the cooling of the hydraulic fluid. Over the year, physical testing is the only way for evaluating the effectiveness of the hydraulic reservoir, however with advancement in numerical techniques, like Multiphase 3D CFD approaches, this issue can be easily addressed by virtual analysis much ahead of the physical testing. The advantage of virtual validation saves huge cost and provide accuracy for future design. In this paper, a numerical simulation approach will be discussed to solve one of the construction complex reservoir. The residence time and internal design modifications will be discussed to conclude the CFD approach along with the physical test verification,