Power Hydraulics 1


The aim of this module is to introduce the learner to pressure hydraulics power transmission, and thereafter to show the learner how to size, select and design basic power hydraulic circuits. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the function of components used in a hydraulic circuit, and be familiar with their engineering representation (i.e. ISO 1219 standard). 

  2. Apply Pascal's law, and differentiate between power hydraulic fluids based upon their engineering properties and explain the relationship between these properties and energy transmission losses

  3. Evaluate pressure and calculate the relationship between flow rates and energy (i.e. Fluid Properties, Pascal's Law, Mass, Momentum and Energy Conservation) in a power transmission hydraulic circuit

  4. Characterise the function and operation of various types of hydraulic Pumps and Motors and thereafter be able to select the most favourable family type for a given fluid power transmission application.

  5. Critically analyse the performance characteristics of the vartious families of hydraulic pumps and motors and therefafte be able to size the most suitable for a given hydraulic application by applying appropriate analytical and dimensional analysis.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%