Bond graph model and computer simulation of a hydrostatic drive test stand
A hydrostatic drive test stand was constructed to aid in the instruction of the characteristics of hydrostatic transmissions and to develop a time-varying load in a shaft to compare torque transducers. A mathematical model of the device was derived using the bond graph approach and was implemented using the Advanced Continuous Simulation Language (ACSL). The test stand was used to obtain experimental data to try to refine the model parameters. To facilitate the measurement of system flows, a microprocessor-based digital flow indicator was developed. Steady-state tests were performed at various constant pump swashplate angles; for the dynamic tests, the pump swashplate angle was cycled from zero degrees to 6.5 degrees.