Course on Fluid Power Engineering

  • Categories Mechanical
  • Duration 40h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 15, 2020

About Course

Fluid power engineering imparts the knowledge regarding the capabilities of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power.


Fluid power is the use of fluids at a temperature under pressure to generate, control, and transmit power for industrial machinery. Fluid power is subdivided into hydraulics using a liquid such as mineral oil or water, and pneumatics using a gas such as air or other gases.End use industries range from plastics working to paper production. Applications include metalworking equipment, controllers, automated manipulators, material handling and assembly equipment. Fluid power systems offers important advantages over the other technologies as it can generally transmit equivalent power within a much smaller space than mechanical or electrical systems can, especially when extremely high force or torque is required since it transmit and control power through use of a pressurized fluid (liquid or gas) within an enclosed circuit. Types of symbols commonly used in drawing circuit diagrams for fluid power systems are pictorial, cutaway and graphic.This course focuses on defining various devices that forms the hydraulic systems,their working principle, application and fluid technology involved in accomplish the functions.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the capabilities of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power.
  • Visualize how a hydraulic/pneumatic circuit will work to accomplish the function.
  • Identify and analyse the functional requirements of a fluid power transmission system.
  • Select and size the different hydraulic devices of the circuit.
  • Design an appropriate hydraulic or pneumatic system or combination system for a specified application.
  • Develop a comprehensive circuit diagram by integrating the hydraulic devices selected for the given application.

Topics for this course

15 Lessons40h

Introduction to fluid power systems

Introduction to fluid power systems Fluid power system: components, advantages and applications. Transmission of power at static and dynamic states. Pascal’s law and its applications.
Fluids for hydraulic system: types, properties, and selection. Additives, effect of temperature and pressure on hydraulic fluid. Seals, sealing materials, compatibility of seal with fluids. Types of pipes, hoses, and quick acting couplings. Pressure drop in hoses/pipes. Fluid conditioning through filters, strainers; sources of contamination and contamination control; heat exchangers.



Components and hydraulic circuit design Components

Pressure control valves, Flow Control Valves

Hydraulic Circuit Design

Introduction to Pneumatic systems

Pneumatic Actuators

Pneumatic Control Valves

Pneumatic control circuits: Simple Pneumatic Control

Signal Processing Elements

Multi- Cylinder Application

Electro- Pneumatic Control

About the instructor

Dr. Jagadish T

Director, Research and Development

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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physical science, mathematics, and general engineering related topics such as static, dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics .

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in mechanical,civil, automotive, aeronautical, aerospace, chemical engineering related industry can participate.
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