Wuhan Ship Design and Development Institute

Wuhan, China

Wuhan Ship Design and Development Institute

Wuhan, China
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Luo X.,Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Hu J.,Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Wang X.,Wuhan Ship Design and Development Institute | Niu Z.,Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Journal of Marine Science and Application | Year: 2010

It can be beneficial to reduce vibrations in shipboard piping, so the authors designed a new kind of piping damper with a plunger-type accumulator. Special requirements for the piping damper included low impact displacement, low speed, as well as an appropriate locking speed. Inside the damper, a plunger-type accumulator was installed and on the outside of the piston rod, a tube with exposed corrugations was added. Between the piston and the cylinder, a clearance seal was added. Using mathematical modeling, the effects of the dynamic performance of the damper's impact displacement on vibrations were observed. Changes to the clearance between the piston and the cylinder, the stiffness of the spring in the accumulator, the throttle valve size, and locking speed resistance of the damper were respectively simulated and studied. Based on the results of the simulation, dampers with optimal parameters were developed and tested with different accumulator spring stiffnesses and different throttles. The simulation and experimental results showed that parameters such as seal clearance between piston and cylinder, accumulator spring stiffness and throttle parameters have significant effects on the damper's impact displacement, low speed resistance and locking speed. © 2010 Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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