Title: Application of numerical methods to the modelling of transmission systems with hydrodynamic torque converter

Authors: Zbigniew Kesy, Andrzej Kesy

Addresses: Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technical University of Radom, Krasickiego 54, 26–600 Radom, Poland. ' Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technical University of Radom, Krasickiego 54, 26–600 Radom, Poland

Abstract: Modelling aspects of steady and unsteady states of transmission systems with hydrodynamic torque converter are presented. Owing to a high degree of complexity of a mathematical model, it is necessary to apply numerical methods. This paper discusses calculation procedures dependent on the type of input data. The main emphasis was placed on determining the calculated dimensionless steady state characteristics of a hydrodynamic transmission system. These characteristics are widely used by construction and fabrication engineers. The theoretical analysis of the methods used in the design process of a hydrodynamic transmission system for heavy excavation machinery were illustrated by application examples.

Keywords: numerical methods; equations of motion solving; hydrodynamic transmission systems; characteristics; hydrodynamic torque converters; modelling; heavy excavation machinery.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.018163

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.31 No.3/4, pp.275 - 283

Published online: 05 May 2008 *

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