The efficiency of a pump for engine cooling system in automotive sector can be very low (15%-20%) during the homologation cycle which is more oriented to medium and low engine loads. Actual pump technology makes reference always to centrifugal pumps, which suffer in terms of efficiency when the speed changes as well as when head and flow rate delivered. In order to reduce the power absorbed by the pump, a different type is needed. A sliding vane rotary pump (SVRP) is a serious alternative having all the characteristics to fulfil the engine cooling circuit with high efficiency and reliability. In this work, a SVRP has been designed, built and tested for an existing engine cooling circuit: its performances were compared to the traditional (centrifugal) pump which today is mounted on that engine. The benefits over the homologation cycle in terms of mechanical energy and CO2 saving have been emulated thanks to a comprehensive mathematical model.

Development of a sliding vane rotary pump for engine cooling

CIPOLLONE, Roberto;DI BATTISTA, DAVIDE
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MAURIELLO, MARCO
2015-01-01

Abstract

The efficiency of a pump for engine cooling system in automotive sector can be very low (15%-20%) during the homologation cycle which is more oriented to medium and low engine loads. Actual pump technology makes reference always to centrifugal pumps, which suffer in terms of efficiency when the speed changes as well as when head and flow rate delivered. In order to reduce the power absorbed by the pump, a different type is needed. A sliding vane rotary pump (SVRP) is a serious alternative having all the characteristics to fulfil the engine cooling circuit with high efficiency and reliability. In this work, a SVRP has been designed, built and tested for an existing engine cooling circuit: its performances were compared to the traditional (centrifugal) pump which today is mounted on that engine. The benefits over the homologation cycle in terms of mechanical energy and CO2 saving have been emulated thanks to a comprehensive mathematical model.
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