**The flow characteristic on the position of the drive**

To determine the water shock or to determine the flow in the valve, we need to know the flow characteristic, which depends on the stroke of the drive. The flow characteristic of the valve, which is not dependent on the stroke of the actuator, must be recalculated, because there may be a member between the actuator that is not linear (crank mechanism). Or the drive itself may be non-linear due to its arrangement (hydraulic cylinder that controls the lever). These differences can be in the order of tens of percent. And they have a significant effect on the flow characteristics. To determine the flow characteristics that depend on the drive, the findings contained in see below.

**The flow characteristic (crank mechanism):**

It is designed to convert the horizontal displacement (stroke) of the flow characteristic into a rocking motion.

*Fig.1 Crank mechanism*

**Stroke:**

*S _{max}* - stroke - [mm]

*l* - rod length - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

*α* - lever angle in closed position - [°]

*e* - eccentricity - [mm]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

**Angle rotation of the rocking motion:**

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*S* - percent rotation of the rocking motion - [%]

**Stroke in the pivot position:**

*S _{s}* - stroke in the pivot position - [mm]

*S _{max}* - stroke - [mm]

*l* - rod length - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

*α* - lever angle in closed position - [°]

*e* - eccentricity - [mm]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

**Stroke percentage:**

*S _{s%}* - stroke percentage - [mm]

*S _{s}* - stroke in the pivot position - [mm]

*S _{max}* - stroke - [mm]

**The flow characteristic (crank mechanism):**

*Q _{c}* - value of flow characteristic (crank mechanism) - []

*Q _{0}* - the value of the flow characteristic of the horizontal movement - []

*Q _{0+10}* - 10% higher value of the flow characteristic of horizontal movement - []

*S _{s%}* - stroke percentage - [mm]

*S* - percent rotation of the rocking motion - [%]

**The flow characteristic (gearbox):**

It is designed to convert the oscillating motion of the flow characteristic, which is in degrees of rotation, to the oscillating motion, which is in percent of rotation.

**Angle rotation of the rocking motion:**

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*S* - percent rotation of the rocking motion - [%]

**The flow characteristic (gearbox):**

It is designed to convert the oscillating motion of the flow characteristic, which is in degrees of rotation, to the oscillating motion, which is in percent of rotation.

${Q}_{c}={Q}_{o}-\frac{\left({Q}_{o}-{Q}_{o+n}\right)}{{\beta}_{+n}-\beta}\left({\beta}_{s}-\beta \right)$*Q _{c}* - value of flow characteristic (gearbox) - []

*Q _{0}* - the value of the flow characteristic of the oscillating motion - []

*Q _{0+n}* - one value higher value of the flow characteristic of the oscillating motion - []

*β _{+n}* - one value higher lever angle in the closed position - [°]

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

**The flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder):**

It is designed to convert the oscillating motion of the flow characteristic, which is in percent of rotation per stroke of the hydraulic cylinder.

*Fig.2 Hydraulic cylinder*

$\alpha +\beta -180\le {\mathit{tan}}^{-1}\frac{b}{a}$

${L}_{d}<100$

$T}_{c}>{T}_{d$

$T}_{d}>0\to {\mathrm{0,8}T}_{c}\ge {T}_{d}\ge \mathrm{0,1}{T}_{c$

*α* - lever angle in closed position - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*a* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*b* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*L _{d}* - damping phase - [%]

*T _{c}* - total closing time - [s]

*T _{d}* - damping time - [s]

**Distance between the axis of rotation of the valve and the axis of the hydraulic cylinder:**

*L* - Distance between the axis of rotation of the valve and the axis of the Hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*a* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*b* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

**Stroke:**

*S _{max}* - stroke - [mm]

*α* - lever angle in closed position - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*a* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*b* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

**the distance between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the axis of the eye of the hydraulic cylinder:**

*s* - the distance between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the axis of the eye of the hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*S _{max}* - stroke - [mm]

*S* - percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke - [mm]

*α* - lever angle in closed position - [°]

*a* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*b* - distance to hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

**Height:**

*T* - height - [mm]

*s* - the distance between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the axis of the eye of the hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*L* - Distance between the axis of rotation of the valve and the axis of the Hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

**The angle between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the imaginary line between the axis of the closure and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder:**

*γ* - the angle between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the imaginary line between the axis of the closure and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder - [°]

*T* - height - [mm]

*s* - the distance between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the axis of the eye of the hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

**Length a _{2}:**

*a _{2}* - length a

_{2}- [mm]

*s* - the distance between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the axis of the eye of the hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

*γ* - the angle between the axis of the hydraulic cylinder and the imaginary line between the axis of the closure and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder - [°]

**Length a _{1}:**

*a _{1}* - length a

_{1}- [mm]

*a _{2}* - length a

_{2}- [mm]

*L* - Distance between the axis of rotation of the valve and the axis of the Hydraulic cylinder - [mm]

**The angle between the lever axis and the imaginary line between the valve axis and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder:**

$a}_{1}>0\to \delta =90-{\mathit{cos}}^{-1}\frac{T}{r$

*δ* - the angle between the lever axis and the imaginary line between the valve axis and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder - [°]

*a _{1}* - length a

_{1}- [mm]

*T* - height - [mm]

*r* - lever arm length - [mm]

**Angle rotation of the rocking motion:**

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

*δ _{0}* - the angle between the axis of the lever and the imaginary line between the axis of the valve and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder in the open position - [°]

*δ* - the angle between the lever axis and the imaginary line between the valve axis and the pivot axis of the hydraulic cylinder - [°]

**Flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder):**

*Q _{H}* - flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder) - [°]

*Q _{c}* - flow characteristic value (crank mechanism / gearbox) - [°]

*Q _{c+10}* - 10% higher value of the flow characteristic - [°]

*β _{s}* - angle rotation of the rocking motion - [°]

*β* - swing angle - [°]

*S* - percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke - [mm]

**Percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke at a given time:**

${T}_{s}\ge \left({T}_{c}-{T}_{d}\right)\to {S}_{T}=100$ $-{L}_{d}+\frac{{L}_{d}}{{T}_{d}}*\left({T}_{s}-{T}_{c}+{T}_{d}\right)$

*T _{s}* - time value - [s]

*T _{c}* - total closing time - [s]

*T _{d}* - damping time - [s]

*S _{T}* - percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke at a given time - [%]

*L _{d}* - damping phase - [%]

**Flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder at closing time):**

*Q _{TC}* - flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder at closing time) - [°]

*Q _{H}* - value of flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder) - [°]

*Q _{H+10}* - 10% higher value of flow characteristic (hydraulic cylinder) - [°]

*S _{T}* - percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke at a given time - [%]

*S* - percentage of hydraulic cylinder stroke - [mm]

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