Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMHP02 Fluid Power Systems, 6 ECTS credits.
/Fluidmekanisk systemteknik/

For:   EM   M   MEC  


Prel. scheduled hours: 62
Rec. self-study hours: 98

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

The object of this course is to give knowledge about components and systems for fluid transfer of energy and control principles for fluid power systems. After the course, students are expected to:
  • be able to analyse and discuss fluid power systems with respect to performance, power consumption and controllability.
  • Be able to apply static calculations of fluid power components and systems.
  • have knowledge about component functions and component characteristics in the field of fluid power.
  • be able to describe a fluid power system through text and images in a report.
  • have knowledge of measurements on components and systems.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Machine Elements and Automatic Control

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Hydraulic Servo Systems, Fluid Power Systems and Transmission, Mechanical Engineering Systems - Project Course

The teaching consists of lectures, lessons and laboratory exercises.

Course contents:
Energy transmission based on hydraulics and pneumatics. Basic fluid dynamics. Component knowledge with respect to functionality and design of pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, accumulators, filters and line components. Characteristics of fluids. System design for different hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. Calculation methods for components and systems.
Basic system principles for control of position, velocity/speed, force/torque and power. Principles for load sensing hydraulic systems and hydrostatic transmissions. Characteristics of proportional- and servo-valves. Automatic sequence control. Measurement transducers in test-stands and control systems

Course literature:
Compendium in Hydraulics, Rydberg K-E.
Basic Theory for Pneumatic System Design, Rydberg K-E, (LiTH, 1997).
Collection of Exercises for the course Fluid Power Systems, (LiTH, rev. 2002).
Formula Book: Hydraulik och Pneumatik, (LiTH, 1995).
PM for Laboratory work (5 parts).

Written examination
Laboratory work
Construction assignment
1,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Mikael Axin
Examiner: Liselott Ericson
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 03/23/2017