Dogra, Sugandha and Yadav , Sanjay and Bandyopadhyay, A. K. (2010) Computer simulation of a 1.0 CPa piston-cylinder assembly using finite element analysis (FEA). Measurement, 43 (10). pp. 1345-1354. ISSN 0263-2241

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The paper reports a preliminary study of the behavior of a high performance controlledclearance piston gauge (CCPG) in the pressure range up to 1 GPa through finite elemental analysis (FEA). The details of the experimental haracterization of this CCPG has already been published (Yadav et al., 2007 [1]). We have already pointed out that the use of Heydemann–Welch (HW) model for the characterization of any CCPG, has some limitation due to the fact that the linear extrapolation of the cube root of the fall rate versus jacket pressure (v1/3–pj) curve is assumed to be independent of the rheological properties of the pressure transmitting fluids. The FEA technique addresses this problem through simulation and optimization with a standard ANSYS program where the material properties of the piston and cylinder, pressure dependent density and viscosity of the pressure transmitting fluid etc. are to be used as the input parameters. Thus it provides characterization of a pressure balance in terms of effective area and distortion coefficient of the piston and cylinder.The present paper describes the results obtained on systematic studies carried out on the effect of gap profile between piston and cylinder of this controlled-clearance piston gauge, under the influence of applied pressure (p) from 100 MPa to 1000 MPa, on the pressure distortion coefficient (k) of the assembly. The gap profile is also studied at different applied jacket pressure (pj) such that pj/p varied from 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering
Instruments/ Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 11:40
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 07:09

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