We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding, and a number of these new projects were presented at the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State. One such project is the Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing project, which was presented by Paul Kalbfleisch, a student at Purdue University.
This project will focus on noise modeling techniques for swash plate type axial piston machines. The optimized models will be validated by experimental results. It will contribute to the existing body of knowledge for how noise is both generated and transmitted through fluid power components.
This research is still in its initial stages. Industry can contribute to the project by providing a laser vibrometer.
Watch for project updates as the project progresses.
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