In this study, a valveless energy saving hydraulic position control servo system controlled by two pumps is investigated. In this system, two variable speed pumps driven by servomotors regulate the flow rate through a differential cylinder according to the needs of the system, thus eliminating the valve losses. The mathematical model of the system is developed in MATLAB Simulink environment. A Kalman filter is applied to reduce the noise in the position feedback signal. In the test set up developed, open loop and closed loop frequency response and step response tests are conducted by using MATLAB Real Time Windows Target (RTWT) module, and test results are compared with the model outputs.


Modeling and experimental evaluation of variable speed pump and valve controlled hydraulic servo drives
Çalışkan, Hakan; Balkan, Raif Tuna; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2009)
In this thesis study, a valveless hydraulic servo system controlled by two pumps is investigated and its performance characteristics are compared with a conventional valve controlled system both experimentally and analytically. The two control techniques are applied on the position control of a single rod linear actuator. In the valve controlled system, the flow rate through the actuator is regulated with a servovalve; whereas in the pump controlled system, two variable speed pumps driven by servomotors reg...
Experimental investigation of the effects of tip-injection on the aerodynamic loads and wake characteristics of a model horizontal axis wind turbine rotor
Abdulrahim, Anas; Uzol, Oğuz; Department of Aerospace Engineering (2014)
In this study, tip injection is implemented on a model Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) rotor to investigate the power and thrust coefficient variations as well as the wake characteristics. The model wind turbine has a 0.95 m diameter 3-bladed rotor with non-linearly twisted and tapered blades that has NREL S826 profile. The nacelle, hub and the blades are specifically designed to allow pressurized air to pass through and get injected from the tips while the rotor is rotating. The experiments are perform...
Speed Control by Sliding Mode of Synchronous Motor
Bahi, T.; Lachtar, S.; Soufi, Y.; Lckhchine, S.; Merabet, H. (2011-09-10)
This paper presents the results of a simulation for synchronous motor speed control using a Direct Torque Control (DTC). This technique was object of a deep study for synchronous motor drives instead of precise closed loop speed control. However, this technique presents some problems such as, high influence of the motor parameters. The sliding mode controller is a model-based approach used to improve the robustness of the control law despite this influence and to illustrate the good performance of this tech...
Laboratory investigation of hydraulic efficiency of transverse grates in roads
Özbey, Cumhur; Tiğrek, Şahnaz; Department of Civil Engineering (2015)
In this study, hydraulic efficiency of transverse grated inlet systems to be used in small roads is experimentally investigated. For this purpose, an existing experimental setup in the Hydromechanics Laboratory of METU is utilized. Three sets of experiments are conducted in order to examine the relationship between the total flow rate and the grate efficiency with respect to several parameters. In the first set, the interdependence of the void ratio and grate efficiency is investigated. In the second set of...
Failure analysis in adhesively bonded composite joints
Atay, Reyhan Deniz; Güvenç Yazıcıoğlu, Almıla; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2019)
In this study, swing up and stabilization of on/off type of cold gas thruster driven inverted pendulum is accomplished. First, pulse width modulator (PWM) design method is generated to obtain quasi-linear thrust output from on/off type of thruster. Than, single axis angle controller is designed. Designed angle controller and PWM scheme are tested and verified on single axis angle control test setup. Finally, an other freedom is attached to single axis test setup and rotary inverted pendulum (Furuta Pendulum...
Citation Formats
H. Çalışkan, R. T. Balkan, and B. E. Platin, “HYDRAULIC POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE SPEED PUMP,” 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/53599.