Introduces the principles of fluid power as applied to industrial systems. Presents various hydraulic components and their functions within fluid power systems. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction, Safety Policies and Procedures, Review
- Basic Hydraulic Theory, Transmission of Force, Laws of Power Hydraulics
- Components Used to Control Hydraulic Energy, Technical Terms, Hydraulic Symbols
- Hydraulic Fluid, Fluid Conductors, Seals
- Reservoirs and Contamination Control
- Hydraulic Pumps
- Hydraulic Actuators
- Directional Valves
- Pressure Controls
- Flow Controls
- Cartridge and Stack Valves, Proportional and Servo Valves
- Hydraulic Accessories
- Hydraulic Systems
- Troubleshooting and Noise Control
- Utilize safe work practices when dealing with hydraulic equipment in the lab.
- Describe the behavior of a fluid.
- Match fluid power terminology and symbology, to a description of their function.
- Identify various cylinder types, styles, and their function in a fluid power system.*
- Apply simple fluid power laws to fluids under load and flow conditions.
- Describe the functions of reservoirs, filters, and strainers as components of a fluid power system.
- Match petroleum and synthetic base fluids to their characteristics.
- Identify various pump types, styles, internal components, and their function within the fluid power system.
- Identify various valve types, styles, internal components, and their function within the fluid power system.
- Analyze the operation/function of simple relief, compound relief, and pressure control valves circuit.*
- Identify various conductors and their corresponding sizing/assembly methods.
- Assemble and debug various hydraulic circuit from an ANSI prints.*
Assessment and Requirements
All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor. Final grade will be a combination of quiz grades, lab assignments, and the final exam.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.