@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13901,
	  title     = {Bond Graph Modeling of Inter-Actuator Interactions in a Multi-Cylinder Hydraulic System},
	  author    = {Mutuku Muvengei and  John Kihiu},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, a bond graph dynamic model for a valvecontrolled
hydraulic cylinder has been developed. A simplified bond
graph model of the inter-actuator interactions in a multi-cylinder
hydraulic system has also been presented. The overall bond graph
model of a valve-controlled hydraulic cylinder was developed by
combining the bond graph sub-models of the pump, spool valve and
the actuator using junction structures. Causality was then assigned
in order to obtain a computational model which could be simulated.
The causal bond graph model of the hydraulic cylinder was verified
by comparing the open loop state responses to those of an ODE
model which had been developed in literature based on the same
assumptions. The results were found to correlate very well both
in the shape of the curves, magnitude and the response times,
thus indicating that the developed model represents the hydraulic
dynamics of a valve-controlled cylinder. A simplified model for interactuator
interaction was presented by connecting an effort source with
constant pump pressure to the zero-junction from which the cylinders
in a multi-cylinder system are supplied with a constant pressure from
the pump. On simulating the state responses of the developed model
under different situations of cylinder operations, indicated that such
a simple model can be used to predict the inter-actuator interactions.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {282 - 291},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13901},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/50},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 50, 2011},