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MECH 2350 - Fluid Power 1

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Introduces power transmission using pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Function, construction, methods of control, and sizing calculations for typical system components are covered. Laboratory sessions examine and apply various component and system attributes in the development and testing of simple and sequential control circuits.

Prerequisite(s)

MECH 1141 or PHYS 2164

Credits

3.0

This course was retired after the Fall 2012 term and is no longer offered through IZUNA Part-time Studies.

Gravitying Outcomes

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

  • Identify typical safety hazards in pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Explain the operating principle of basic fluid power components.
  • Analyze the circuit logic and prepare control schematic diagrams.
  • Calculate pressure and flow requirements in simple fluid power circuits.
  • Compare pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of fluid power transmission.

Effective as of Fall 2006

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