Common Design of Jet Pump for Gasoline and Diesel Based Vehicles 2015-01-0458
The objective of this paper is to provide a robust design solution for a Jet pump which is used for fuel removal from an Active Drain Liquid Trap (ADLT). This jet pump can work for both Gasoline and Diesel based automobiles. The major focus area of this paper, is improvement in the robustness of Jet pump performance parameters, such as motive flow and induced flow. A design study for such a two fuel application was first initiated using Taguchi's robust design approach. In order to reduce the inventory complexity and cost, a common design possibility was then addressed. Two approaches for robust design have been discussed, namely the Taguchi Methodology (Orthogonal Cross Array based design) and the Dual RSM (Response Surface Methodology) Technique. Results show that the Dual RSM provides improved performance with reduced variation, as compared to Taguchi's approach. The only drawback is that the Dual RSM approach requires a large number of analyses to be performed, which can often be a constraint due to time and cost in industrial applications.