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Course details

Introduces the principles of hydraulic control and power transmission. Hydraulic components, their schematic symbols, function and construction are examined and used in hands-on practical exercises. The course delivery combines practical exercises with discussions of typical industrial applications and lectures.

Prerequisite(s)

  • General technical knowledge and basic Physics.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • List and discuss typical safety practices and environmental concerns in Hydraulics.
  • Explain operating principle of simple fluid power system.
  • Compare hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of hydraulics in industrial and mobile applications.
  • Recognize and describe operating principles of simple hydraulic pumps and valves.
  • Select an appropriate pump to meet circuit requirements.
  • Select hydraulic cylinders for sample applications.
  • Select hydraulic speed control circuits for sample applications
  • Estimate energy losses in sample hydraulic systems.
  • Describe key characteristics of hydraulic fluids.
  • Select hydraulic plumbing for sample circuits.
  • Discuss contamination and filtration in hydraulics.
  • Recognize and apply standard JIC and ISO schematic symbols used in hydraulic systems.
  • Develop and test selected hydraulic circuits using gear pumps, pressure control valves, flow control valves, directional control valves, cylinders, and hydraulic hoses.

Effective as of Fall 2012

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