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Study of Energy Efficiency Characteristics of a Hydraulic System Component

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

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Energy Conversion and Conservation Division Technical Session on Energy Efficiency and Power Grid Security

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Energy Conversion and Conservation

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Alamgir A. Choudhury Western Michigan University

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Alamgir A. Choudhury is an Associate Professor of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. His MS and PhD are in mechanical engineering from NMSU (Las Cruces) and BS in mechanical engineering from BUET (Dhaka). His interest includes computer applications in curriculum, MCAE, mechanics, fluid power, and instrumentation & control. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and affiliated with ASME, ASEE, SME and TAP.

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Prajna Paramita Western Michigan University


Jorge Rodriguez P.E. Western Michigan University

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Faculty member in the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems (EDMMS) at Western Michigan University's (WMU). Co-Director of the Center for Integrated Design (CID), and currently the college representative to the President’s University-wide Sustainability Committee at WMU. Received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Design from University of Wisconsin-Madison and received an MBA from Rutgers University. His B.S. degree was in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Monterrey Tech (ITESM-Monterrey Campus). Teaches courses in CAD/CAE, Mechanical Design, Finite Element Method and Optimization. His interest are in the area of product development, topology optimization, additive manufacturing, sustainable design, and biomechanics.

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Study of energy efficiency characteristics of a hydraulic system component

Due to growing demand of energy efficient products in the market, investigation of energy usage in product life cycle is becoming an important factor in the design process. Conventionally, such a need is addressed by analysis of the subject in existing designs and subsequent design improvement. Consideration of energy efficiency at an early stage may add complexity to the design process, but payoff may be significant in terms of market dominance and energy cost. This study investigates energy efficiency characteristics of a hydraulic pump and its control to enhance overall energy efficiency of the hydraulic system. The prototype of the system is developed in the laboratory and all process variables are monitored using temperature, pressure, flow, torque and RPM sensors. The real time process data will be acquired and analyzed using a NI DAQmx module in LABVIEW environment. The effect of process variables on energy efficiency of the system will be investigated. Process actuators will be controlled to maintain the optimal operating conditions. This will also allow to improve design of the components to enhance energy efficiency of the system over a given range of operating conditions. A parametric model of the experimental system will be used to document all design changes.

Choudhury, A. A., & Paramita, P., & Rodriguez, J. (2018, June), Study of Energy Efficiency Characteristics of a Hydraulic System Component Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31026

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