CAE Based Strategies to Improve Reliability of Variable Oil Pumps
 
Available On-Demand Until April 23, 2015

Join us for this webcast that will present a complete loop of calculation, with detailed focus on component reliability, to show the benefits of virtual prototyping in developing and optimizing the robustness of a generic variable oil pump. Benefits of this simulation include reducing the number of prototypes, exploring the effects of extreme working conditions (which are never easy to reproduce experimentally), and reducing time to market of a new pump. As industry attempts to reduce tailpipe emissions from internal-combustion engines, vehicle OEM and components suppliers are adopting a variety of strategies to address the challenge. The market demand for higher performance and lower fuel consumption of a new age powertrain is leading to demand for development of hydraulic systems including pumps that absorb less power. Pierburg Pump Technology is facing this stiff demand today with some brand new products. One of these products is the variable displacement vane oil pump (VOP), which replaces traditional spur gears and gerotor ones. These pumps offer a big improvement in power consumption and wide flexibility in terms of oil flow control strategies. Pierburg Pump Technology will show how it uses CAE-based strategies, from systems level to fluids to mechanical analysis, to design and develop variable oil pumps. The company will present structural verification of the components and lifetime prediction of the same, offering case studies that show how the problems were successfully solved. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a question-and-answer segment.

Speakers:

Riccardo Maccherini, Simulation Engineer, Pierburg Pump Technology

Riccardo Maccherini graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pisa University. He has been an engineer at Pierburg Pump Technology since September 2008 and is a specialist in finite-element-method (FEM) structural analyses and vibrating behavior of mechanical components. His work includes modeling the fatigue behavior of materials, the analysis of sealing components, and advanced research on innovative metallic materials, particularly with regard to powder-based materials.
  Padmesh Mandloi, Regional Support & Services Manager, ANSYS Inc.

Padmesh Mandloi has been with ANSYS for more than 11 years and has extensive experience in engineering simulation for automotive applications, especially engines and powertrains. He has worked with several worldwide customers on CAE analysis of hydraulic pumps, especially CFD analysis. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and has presented almost a dozen papers at international conferences.

Moderator:

Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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