À propos de ce cours
Fluid power has the highest power density of all conventional power-transmission technologies. Learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power, how to analyze fluid power components and circuits, and how to design and simulate fluid power circuits for applications. In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and analytical modeling of fluid power components, circuits, and systems. You will learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power compared with other power transmission technologies; the operation, use, and symbols of common hydraulic components; how to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits; and how to design and predict the performance of fluid power circuits. This course is supported by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, and is endorsed by the National Fluid Power Association, the leading industry trade group in fluid power.
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Approx. 16 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
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English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Clock

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Week 1: Fundamentals of Fluid Power

This week: An overview of the course, introduction to hydraulics and pneumatics, and introduction to fundamental concepts of fluid power through the cylinder. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 60 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Course Overview 5m
What is fluid power?4m
Hydraulics and Pneumatics3m
Fluid Power compared to Electric Motors1m
Introducing the Cylinder10m
Fluid power variables and units11m
Theory: Two fundamental laws, important to fluid power10m
Efficiency10m
Reading10 readings
Start Here!10m
Syllabus10m
Simscape Fluids (formerly SimHydraulics) Information10m
Learning objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz10m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Components and Concepts: Part 1

This week: circuit diagrams, the written language of fluid power, and how fluid flows through conduits. We hope that you find the hydraulic circuits on the mowing machine as interesting as we did....
Reading
5 videos (Total 46 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Introducing Conduits4m
Fluid Viscosity8m
Pressure Drop in Pipes10m
Pressure Drop in Fittings4m
Reading7 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 212m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Week 3: Components and Concepts: Part 2

This will be a busy week diving into valves and pumps. We will discuss how basic valves function, how to use them in hydraulic circuits, and how to calculate pressure drop for a given flow rate, or vice versa. The videos will directly address the discussion on the forum about seeing hydraulic components working in real world circuits. In our discussion of pumps we will look at many different positive displacement pumps, exploring flow ripple and pump efficiency, look at the supporting components that form a hydraulic power supply, and see how we can make a transmission with a hydraulic pump and a motor. We are now into the heart of this course; we hope you enjoy seeing the components come together into useful circuits....
Reading
9 videos (Total 97 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Theory: Orifice flow16m
Check Valves7m
Introducing Pumps9m
Library of Pumps12m
Pump Flow Ripple5m
Pumping Efficiency16m
Basic Hydraulic Power Supply10m
Pump Application: Hydrostatic transmission11m
Reading10 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework Problems10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 310m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Predicting Performance Through Simulation

This week is entirely devoted to you learning how to use Simscape Fluids (formerly SimHydraulics), the fluid power simulation application that we use in the course. The lecture provides an introduction to computer-based, object-oriented simulation, and goes through a demo of using Simscape Fluids. The homework assignment contains the real work because this is where you will learn to use Simscape Fluids. The homework ends with an open-ended problem that encourages you to branch out on your own and create and run simulations based on examples listed in the course Simscape Fluids resource page or on any other fluid power system that interests you. We will be monitoring the discussion boards to help you with any technical problems with Simscape Fluids. *NOTE: The lecture videos were created using an earlier version of SimHydraulics; some small difference exist with the most recent version of Simscape Fluids, but the general approach is the same. *THERE IS NO QUIZ THIS WEEK as we recognize that a few of you may not be able to get Simscape Fluids running on your computer. Happy simulating! ...
Reading
1 video (Total 28 min), 6 readings
Video1 videos
Reading6 readings
Objectives10m
Download and install Simscape Fluids10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
Week 4 Quiz: *THERE IS NO QUIZ FOR THIS WEEK.10m

5

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Week 5: Fluid Properties

This week we will take a dive into hydraulic fluids (no pun intended) and how their properties and behavior influence the circuit operation. In the lectures, you will see the water hammer effect and explore the assumption of fluid incompressibility. We encourage you to use your new knowledge of fluid behavior and simulation to create virtual experiments that explore how fluid properties influence the behavior of a circuit. Share your observations on the discussion forum....
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Fluid Compressibility10m
Fluid Inertia6m
Reading4 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 58m

6

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Week 6: Advanced Components and Systems and Course Summary

This week you will learn about two new components, the accumulator, which stores hydraulic energy, and the servo valve, which provides fast and precise flow control. We will then be pulling together topics from throughout the course to look at servo hydraulic systems and hydraulic hybrid vehicles. You will get a chance to use simulation to explore how these advanced systems function and how the behavior of individual components influences the system operation....
Reading
8 videos (Total 101 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Introduction to Servohydraulics3m
Servovalve Operation12m
Servohydraulic Circuit11m
Introduction to Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles10m
Hydraulic Hybrid Architectures10m
Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles: Component Sizing & System Simulation15m
Course Summary10m
Reading11 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Video Slides10m
Homework Problems10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 6 Quiz6m
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Top Reviews

By SSSep 25th 2017

Good course with basic review of Fluid mechanics in pipe flow, hydraulics component and application as well as basics in Simscape. More intensive version of this course would be great

By JBSep 16th 2017

Teachers were great and made the subject quite interesting. The accumulator portion will aid me in further understanding the operation of fluid equipment at work. Thanks for this!

Instructors

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James D. Van De Ven, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Will Durfee, PhD

Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor

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