INTEGRATED ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM WITH LOW ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION

This paper deals with an advanced electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) system. The EHPS system compactly integrates a hydraulic pump with an electric motor, a steering gearbox with a center-closed servo valve and an accumulator. In this system, the hydraulic pump with an electronically controlled motor works only during steering operation. Stopping the hydraulic pump during non-steering operation is extremely effective for reducing energy consumption in power steering, because steering operations are infrequent. The EHPS system is suitable for pollution free vehicles such as electric vehicle having no engine-driven accessores. The system has the advantages of reduced power consumption and ease of installation. The system may also be used for engine-driven vehicles. The system has been tested on a conventional gasoline engine vehicle with an 810 kg front weight. Test results demonstrate its effectiveness. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875861.

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  • Accession Number: 00719822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-624-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM