Vibration characteristics due to cavitation in stator element of automotive torque converter at stall condition

Satoshi Watanabe, Ryosuke Otani, Shun Kunimoto, Yoshinori Hara, Akinori Furukawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Cavitation behaviors in an automotive torque converter at pump speed of 600, 700 and 800 min-1 at the stall condition are investigated by means of the transparent model. At the same time, the influences of cavitation on mechanical vibration are studied. As a result, at the onset of cavitation, the longitudinal corner vortex cavitation is formed at the corner between outer wall and either suction or pressure surface of stator blades. After the further decrease of charge pressure, the cavitation bubbles are observed in the flow separation region formed at the leading edge on the suction surface of stator blades. Vibration spectrum peaks are found in the wide range of frequency, which increase with the development of cavitation but then decrease with its excessive development. Discussions are made for higher and lower frequency ranges separately to understand the relation between mechanical vibrations and cavitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and M, FEDSM 2012
Pages535-541
Number of pages7
Volume1
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2012 Collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and M, FEDSM 2012 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 12 2012

Other

OtherASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2012 Collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and M, FEDSM 2012
CountryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande
Period7/8/127/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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