Servo Hydraulics & Testing to Achieve Accurate, Meaningful & Economic Results

Star Hydraulics, Tewkesbury
14 September 2017

This one day event is to look at the challenges faced by engineers to deliver reliable and efficient testing with a focus on servo-hydraulic equipment and rig design. Presentations covering a range of topics will be provided by experienced engineers and there will be the opportunity to see test laboratory demonstrations.

Programme

9.30am Registration, Tea and Coffee

10.00am Introduction to Star Hydraulics & The EIS – Paul Shillam (Star Hydraulics) & Graham Hemmings (EIS)

10.15am Challenges posed by a new test request – Graham Hemmings
The Test – Objectives / Specification / Types of Test 
Test System – Servo Hydraulics or Alternative
Test Rig Design – Reproducing the vehicle installation, FE Model Validation 
Examples – A range of component and test rig designs

11.00am Tea and Coffee

11.15am Example – Considerations on a component test – Norman Thornton (EIS)
Choosing actuators and servo valves to achieve loads, displacements, frequency
Sizing the pump flow requirements – Power Requirements
Other system considerations – Pipework, Accumulation, Cooling
Optimising test time – Adaptive control methods

12.30pm Lunch and Networking

1.15pm Fundamentals Ignored – Design, Prediction, Production, Test – Norman Thornton
Materials, Test Specimens, Residual Strain & Thermal Gradients

2.00pm Practical Equipment Demonstrations

3.15pm Question and Answer Session – Open forum

4.00pm Closing Comments & Feedback

FULL BROCHURE AND BOOKING FORM