5th International Fluid Technology Colloquium Aachen 2006

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In 2006, the fith International Fluid Technology Colloquium was held in Aachen.



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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

two years have gone by since the last IFK in Dresden and four years already since the event took place in Aachen. It's my pleasure to welcome you in Aachen to join the 5th IFK.

The Programme Committee was able to select an exceptional programme amongst 160 proposals from more than 20 different nations. The conference themed 'Customer Benefits of Fluid Power' aims at reaching all users of fluid power. It offers a forum to present new developments and innovations and to discuss the benefits with manufacturers and their customers as well as scientists from university.

The Workshop on Monday the 20th of March provides the opportunity for scientists as well as representatives from industry to introduce new developments with a special focus on demonstration and simulation. The conference on 21st and 22nd of March is accompanied by the traditional exhibition.

We are looking forward to the personal exchange and wish you a successful stay at the 5th IFK in Aachen in March 2006.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Murrenhoff



The publications of the fifth IFK can be found in the following list. The proceedings are available at ifas or directly from Shaker Verlag (Vol 1: 3-8322-4839-0, Vol 2: 3-8322-4840-4, Vol 3: 3-8322-4841-2).

Group A: Stationary Applications

  • D. Lovrec, M. Kastrevc - Comparison of pressure control concepts and their use on a hydraulic press brake
  • Th. Platzer, et al. - The design of a floating cup swash system
  • J. Sternheimer, et al. From idea to implementation – servo hydraulic drive technology in modern machine construction
  • K. Ito, et al. - Adaptive control for injection molding machines
  • A. Agarwal, et al. - Automating design of hydraulic manifolds

Group B: Pneumatics

  • R. Grassi, et al. - Pneumatic dryer using Coanda effect for an innovative window cleaning robot
  • M.-H. Chiang, et al. - Development of servo pneumatic-piezoelectric x-y hybrid positioning systems with high response, large stroke and nanometer accuracy
  • A. Leonhard, et al. - CFD simulation and experimental visualisation of transient flow in pneumatic seated valves
  • T. Kato, et al. - Active control of vibration isolation table with quick flow sensor
  • M. Ch. Shih, K.-R. Pai - Precision position control of a pneumatic servo system using self-tuning fuzzy sliding mode control and load compensator
  • G. Quaglia, et al. - The 3-diaphragm bidirectional fluid power actuator BiFAc3: modelling and experimental tests

Group C: Fundamentals

  • M. Cherkashenko Synthesis of schemes of hydraulic and pneumatic automation
  • H. Shi, et al. - Neural network based sensorless diagnosis of leakage fault in a hydraulic pump
  • C. Schwartz, V. J. De Negri - Proposal for a cushioning factor for the design of hydraulic cylinders
  • A. Perry - Explanation of 12.5 Hz peak in pump discharge pressure frequency spectrum
  • J. Pezdirnik, F. Majdi - Transient phenomena in gradual changes of hydraulic fluid flow

Group D: Simulation

  • J.-Ch. Maré, N. van Laethem - Contribution to the modelling, the simulation and the control synthesis of an aerospace electro-hydrostatic actuator
  • K. Schlemmer - Reduction of hydraulic locking forces in spool valves by flow analysis of grooved small gaps
  • P. Antoniak, J. Stryczek - Model of the flow process in the channels of the gerotor pump
  • Y. Tanaka, et al. - Workspace search of hydraulic parallel manipulators

Group E: Automotive

  • A. Wielenberg, E. Schäfer - Model-based design of an active suspension system equipped with a reversible vane pump
  • A. Karl, et al. - Design of continuously - adjustable solenoid valves for vehicle - dynamic systems – determination of model - based valve characteristics
  • E. Goenechea, et al. - Identification and analysis of pressure pulsation to enhance driving comfort in passenger cars power steering systems
  • M. Rösth, et al. - Increased hydraulic power assisted steering functionality using the active pinion concept

Group F: Valves

  • S. Li, et al. - Study of hydraulic servo - valve torque motor with magnetic fluids
  • J.-Ch. Renn, K.-J. Fan - A new piezoelectric buzzer actuator for fluid power valves
  • A. Shirinov, W. K. Schomburg - PVDF foil sensor for checking valve switching
  • S. Washio, et al. - On - line deaeration of hydraulic oil for suppression of cavitation

Group G: Mobile Applications

  • X. Guo, et al. - The design and numerical simulation of a hydromechanical continuously variable transmission system for heavy - duty vehicles
  • C. Okoye, et al. - Energy recovery and management in pressure coupled hydraulic hybrid bus using new hydraulic transformer and clean diesel combustion technology
  • S. Stoll, et al. - Simulation of hydraulic drive systems using library elements
  • H. Abaitancei, et al. - Study on efficiency improvement using dynamical phenomena in liquids for pressure wave based motors considering vehicle applications
  • M. Banas, J. Stryczek - The design and modelling of the drive system with multifunctional hydrostatic machine

Group H: Materials and Fluids

  • A. Roos, A. Weidner - Rubber materials: correlation between polymer structure, cross-link system and oil resistance
  • S. Takahashi, et al. - Experimental study of electrification in dielectric liquid flows through different shapes of metal channels
  • N. Goebbels, et al. - Investigation of wetting behaviour of hydraulic fluids on PVD - coated pump materials
  • T. Deaconescu - An analysis of the sealing element – hydraulic cylinder tribological system
  • A. Milecki - The usage of magnethorheological fluids for improvement of devices characteristics

Group 1: Stationary Applications

  • H. Murrenhoff - Hydraulic drives in stationary applications
  • A. Feißt, W. Kato - Optimisation of the hydraulic control of a drive with 12.000 kW driving power
  • H. Nolte, U. Muschalik - Multifunctional main cylinder for hydraulic presses using an extrusion press as an example
  • D. Becher - Low noise, increased reliability, digital control – a new generation of radial piston pumps
  • U. Schuster - Reliability of hydraulic valves - determining the MTTFd - value of hydraulic directional control valves
  • Ch. Boes - The advantages of new proportional and servo valves with integrated digital electronics
  • J. Dantlgraber - Linear hybrid force booster in a flanging machine application
  • W. Hagemeister, J. Matuschka - Endurance test bench for hydraulic valves under extreme ambiant conditions
  • A. Knödel, et al. - Active hydrostatic guiding system with integrated, adaptronical sensor / actuator unit
  • M. Reichert - Development of a piezo-driven pilot stage for highly dynamic hydraulic valves
  • F. Rüdiger, S. Helduser - Analysis and evaluation of sound emission in hydraulic valves

Group 2: Materials and Fluids

  • G. Lingg, W. Bock - Hydraulic fluids – liquid machine elements
  • H. Mannebach - Condition monitoring for hydraulic and lubricating fluids, products and applications
  • Th. Meindorf, W. Mann - Test and development of condition-monitoring sensors for fluid power applications
  • F.-H. Suilmann, S. Mundry - Development of an electrohydraulic control unit for underground shield support systems / inline technology
  • A. Yuge, et al. - Performance of the water hydraulic pump using DLC coatings
  • J. Leichnitz, et al. - Air and foam in lubricants and hydraulic oils - a new method for testing the foaming reaction of oils
  • Ch. Trahan - Taking care of oil systems – a new approach
  • H. Görlitzer, et al. - Efficiency advantages in vane, piston and gear pumps – what high VI hydraulic fluids can do for you!
  • H. Theissen, et al. - Bio-based oils in hydraulics – experiences from five years of market introduction in Germany
  • O.-C. Göhler, H. Rüschkamp - The problem of mixture: Contamination of biogenous oils with mineral oils
  • J. Schmidt, et al. - Application of a new test procedure for mechanical testing of hydraulic fluids

Group 3: Automotive

  • S. Rotthäuser, H.-J. Lauth - Speed modulator for the simulation of combustion engine behaviour
  • W. Döhla, et al. - Hydraulic valve blocks for an active suspension system
  • A. Bootz, et al. - Evolutionary energy saving concepts for hydraulic power steering systems
  • D. van Bebber - Reduction of pressure waves in common rail systems by improving system design parameters

Group 4: Mobile Applications

  • E. Skirde, G. Geerling - Mobile hydraulics - an overview
  • M. Ivantysynova, et al. - Continuously variable transmissions for truck applications - secondary control versus power split
  • T. Kohmäscher, et al.- Comparison of selected fluidtechnical drive line concepts for off-highway machines
  • H. Försterling - Hydro - pneumatic drive powered by compressed air for mobile machinery especially utility vehicles
  • Ch. Schottler, et al. - Electronic flow control valve (EFCV) with pressure compensation capability
  • M. Fischer, et al. - Low friction suspension cylinders for agricultural machines
  • Th. Fedde, H.-H. Harms - An adaptive hydraulic system for mobile applications
  • H. Yang, et al. - Earth pressure balance control for a test rig of shield tunnelling machine using electrohydraulic proportional techniques
  • A. Winger, et al. - Thermo - hydraulic free piston engine (fpe) as a primary propulsion unit in mobile hydraulic drives

Group 5: Pneumatics

  • P. Post - Technological leadership of pneumatics - solutions and customer applications in industrial automation
  • J. Berbuer, M. Heise - Vacontrol – a modular monitoring and control system for air - operated armatures
  • S. Schneider, et al. - Optimisation of brake systems by the implementation of pneumatic simulation
  • F. Schnur - Servo pneumatic drives for weld guns
  • P. Christiani - Safety related pneumatics, a part of a safety control chain
  • M. Meuser - Control concepts for servopneumatic drive tasks
  • R. Neumann, A. Hartmann - Combination of advantages: The electro - pneumatic hybrid drive
  • F. Seehausen - Servo pneumatics for mobile applications
  • S. Zschill, et al. - Smart steering solution for high dynamic pneumatic drives

Group 6: Pumps

  • A. E. Sanderson, et al. - A new principle for hydraulic pumps and motors, the Sanderson rocker-arm mechanism (SRAM)
  • H.-Ch. Bartelt, D. G. Feldmann - Ceramic pistons and bushings in hydrostatic axial piston machines – test procedures and results
  • W. Fiebig - Using of simulation tools for noise reduction in fluid power systems
  • Th. Kunze, S. Berneke - Noise reduction at hydrostatic pumps by structure optimization and acoustic simulation

Group 7: Simulation

  • M. Achenbach - Life time prediction of seals by numerical simulation
  • M. Anders - A comparison of different simulation models considering a linear actuator as an example
  • A. Schultz, P. Tappe - The method of finite elements in the design process of valve solenoids
  • D. Wehner, et al. - Virtual prototyping of pressure control valves
  • V. Zöppig, et al. - Mechatronic drive concepts for pneumatic mini valves
  • W. Kuhlbusch, et al. - Design of the robot arm of the Astronaut A3 milking system
  • H. Ulrich, H. Baum - Interfacing digital controller hardware and virtual prototyping environments – benefits and state of the art techniques
  • A. Pöttker - Mechanic - hydraulic co-simulation on mining excavators

Group 8: System Engineering

  • B. Hauber - Variable displacement hydraulic motors used for high lift systems of commercial aircrafts (on the example of the Airbus A380 flap system)
  • S. Hein, et al. - Innovative dynamically add - on sensor for preventive maintenance
  • M. Münchhof - Model – based fault management for a hydraulic servo axis
  • H. Jagolski, et al. - Solutions with fluid power: “A380 high lift system test” and “The drop tower catapult”