In the nozzle flapper servo valve, the transient flow force on the flapper is the fundamental reason that affects the pressure stability. The pressure pulsation in the pilot stage causes forced vibration of the flapper, and its deviation will directly influence the control pressure difference, which will make the pressure appear unstable. In order to grasp the principle and characteristics of transient flow force and its influence on pressure stability, a mathematical model of flapper displacement and control pressure is derived. For collecting the dynamic changes of the transient flow force and recording the motion behavior of the flapper, a three-dimensional model of the pilot-stage is established. Numerical simulations of turbulence phenomenon analysis are conducted with a variation of flapper displacement ranging from 5 μm to 20 μm. It can be concluded that the change trend of the flapper displacement is similar to the steady-state flow force and the transient flow force pulsation amplitude. Under the same structural parameters, the pulsating frequency of the flow force remains basically constant. The fluctuation of the flow force of the pilot stage will cause the pressure of the servo valve control cavity to vibrate to a certain extent, which is a factor that cannot be ignored that affects the output stability of the servo valve.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2020|