Accession Number : AD0290612

Title :   STUDY IN THE FIELD OF FLUID CONTAMINATION AND THE FEASIBILITY OF EMPLOYING A SONIC METHOD FOR THE REMOVAL OF FOREIGN MATERIALS

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : COMER,A.G. ; BURCHETT,O.L. ; GILBERT,JOEL

Report Date : AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Application of sonic energy to facilitate separation of a solid dispersion in a hydraulic fluid is a possible solution to the contaminant removal problem. However, further mixing of the solid dispersion and the hydraulic fluid can occur if cavitation is present. The correct frequency and sound intensity must be chosen so that a maximum number of collisions of the dispersed particles will take place in any time interval. This enables the dispersed particles to agglomerate at a rate which is related to the number of collisions per unit time. Therefore, careful control of the frequency and sound intensity is necessary. The energy needed to generate the sound wave can be electrical, mechanical, kinetic energy of the fluid, or vibratory energy from some external source tuned to a particular frequency provided the resulting intensity is correct and remains constant. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HYDRAULIC FLUID FILTERS, *HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, CONTAMINATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, PURIFICATION, VIBRATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE