A switched inertance device for efficient control of pressure and flow

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

26 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper reports on an initial investigation of a switched inertance device ('SID'). Using this device, flow and pressure can be varied by a means that does not rely on dissipation of power. The device can provide a step-up or step-down of pressure or flowrate, analogous to a hydraulic transformer. Simulated and experimental results on a prototype device show a promising performance. The device could potentially provide very significant reduction in power consumption over conventional valve-controlled systems, provided that noise issues and some other practical problems can be overcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages589-596
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009) - Hollywood, CA, USA United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200914 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009)
CountryUSA United States
CityHollywood, CA
Period12/10/0914/10/09

    Fingerprint

Cite this

Johnston, D. N. (2010). A switched inertance device for efficient control of pressure and flow. 589-596. Paper presented at 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009), Hollywood, CA, USA United States.