Lingeswaramurthy, P., Jayabhaskar, J., Elayaraja, R., and Suresh Kumar, J., "Development of Analytical Model for Design of Gerotor Oil Pump and Experimental Validation," SAE Int. J. Engines 4(1):441-449, 2011, doi:10.4271/2011-01-0402.
Increasing the efficiency of the Engine parts and reduction in development time with good accuracy are the challenges in the Automotive Industry. Lubricating oil pump has been selected for this study. Existing literatures explain the methodology to generate the rotor profile from the given geometrical parameters of the rotor like eccentricity, tooth radius etc. Invariably the specifications to design the pump are provided in terms of pump performance at various operating conditions. The analytical model developed in this study uses the performance and boundary specifications to generate the rotor profile and to estimate the flow rate at various operating conditions of the pump. This methodology includes the generation of trochoidal profile for inner rotor and modified conjugate profile for the outer rotor and the volume calculation of number of chambers (N) which are created between the rotors during meshing. The flow is estimated by solving a system of N+2 coupled differential equations using a unique solver code. Various designs are carried out by modifying the rotor parameters and the optimum design is selected based on the flow ripples, geometrical interference, minimum flow margin etc., Based on the analytical model, an oil pump prototype is made and validated experimentally. Correlation between the analytical and experimental results established with in 5%. This analytical model can be used to design the gerotor oil pump for any application in a very short time.